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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Le Portel, France

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Le Portel...

Le Portel is a coastal city in France. It is a quite little city close to the ocean with a population of 11100 people. The water temperature around Le Portel has a large variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 6.3°C (43.3°F) in February up to 17.7°C (63.8°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Le Portel is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Le Portel?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Le Portel is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Le Portel. The nearest one is Wimereux, which is just 4.3km (2.9miles) away from Le Portel. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Wimereux and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Le Portel are Wimereux Pointe, which is approximately 4.6km (2.9miles) away, and Pointe aux Oies, located roughly 6km (3.7miles) from Le Portel.

Are there beaches near by?

No, there are not too many beaches in proximity to Le Portel. The next good one is Lydd-on-Sea, which is only 31.2km (19.4miles) away from Le Portel. Another nice beach near Le Portel is Folkestone, ca 31.4km (19.5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Le Portel?

The water temperature around Le Portel is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (64°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures reach lows of approximately 6°C (43°F). During this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Le Portel?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during summer when temperatures reach 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Le Portel: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Le Portel...

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