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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Martigues, France

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

Martigues is a coastal city in France. It is a quite little city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 45749 people. The water temperature around Martigues changes dramatically throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 13.1°C (55.5°F) in February up to 23.8°C (74.9°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (62°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Martigues 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 Martigues?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters near Martigues is about:
16°C (61°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Martigues. A spot, which is not too far away, is Palavas les Flots, which is just 56.7km (50.6miles) away from Martigues. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Palavas les Flots and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Martigues are La Guillotine, which is approximately 81.5km (50.6miles) away, and Canet plage, located 113.4km (70.5miles) from Martigues.

Are there beaches near by?

No, not many beaches are in proximity to Martigues. The next good one is Bora Bora, which is almost 108.9km (67.6miles) away from Martigues. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also visit Canet-en-Roussillon, which is ca 114.6km (71.2miles) away from Martigues.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Martigues?

The water temperature around Martigues is warm, reaching up to 24°C (75°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 1mm wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine without a rashguard or 1mm top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Martigues. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures come down to roughly 13°C (56°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Martigues?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (56-65°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during summer when temperatures range from 19 to 24°C (66-75°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Martigues: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Martigues...

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