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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Mers-Les-Bains, France

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Mers-Les-Bains...

Mers-Les-Bains is a surf spot in France. The water temperature around Mers-Les-Bains changes extremely during the year. The temperature ranges from 2.2°C (36°F) in February up to 17°C (62.7°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Mers-Les-Bains 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 Mers-Les-Bains?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Mers-Les-Bains is approximately:
10°C (50°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Mers-Les-Bains. The nearest one is Berneval, which is only 10.9km (6.8miles) away from Mers-Les-Bains. Click here for more information on Berneval and its water temperature. Another surfspot near Mers-Les-Bains is Pourville, which is ca 19km (11.8miles) away.

Are there nice beaches near by?

No, there are not many beaches in close proximity to Mers-Les-Bains. A good beach nearby is Lydd-on-Sea, which is 63.1km (39.2miles) away from Mers-Les-Bains. Another gorgeous beach near Mers-Les-Bains is Camber Sands, roughly 64.8km (40.2miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Mers-Les-Bains?

The water temperature at Mers-Les-Bains is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during late winter, temperatures drop down to approximately 2°C (36°F). In this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Mers-Les-Bains?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 2 to 7°C (36-45°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during June, July, and August when water temperatures range from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Mers-Les-Bains: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Mers-Les-Bains...

Do you know what the the city Riqab in Yemen, the city Cajar in Spain, and the city Potamos in Greece have in common with Mers-Les-Bains? Click on the links to find out...