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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Littlehampton, England

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Littlehampton...

Littlehampton is a beach in England. The water temperature around Littlehampton has average variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 7.1°C (44.8°F) in February up to 16.8°C (62.2°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 Littlehampton 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 at Littlehampton?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Littlehampton is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Littlehampton. The closest one is Hot pipe, which is 13.6km (8.4miles) away from Littlehampton. Click here for directions and for more information on Hot pipe and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Littlehampton are Shoreham, which is ca 13.6km (8.4miles) away, and Bracklesham Bay, located approximately 14.5km (9miles) from Littlehampton.

Are there any other gorgeous beaches located close to Littlehampton?

There are several nice beaches in close proximity to Littlehampton. The closest one is Goring-by-Sea, which is only 5.1km (3.2miles) away from Littlehampton. Another beach near Littlehampton is Bognor Regis, which is roughly 6.2km (3.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Littlehampton?

The sea temperature at Littlehampton is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Littlehampton. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures cool down to approximately 7°C (45°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Littlehampton?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during summer when temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Littlehampton: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Littlehampton...

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