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

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

Minehead is a beach in England. The water temperature around Minehead changes significantly year round. The temperature ranges from 5.6°C (42.1°F) in February up to 16.7°C (62.1°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Minehead 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 Minehead?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Minehead is approximately:
16°C (61°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Minehead. The closest one is Lynmouth, which is only 15.3km (10.9miles) away from Minehead. Click here for directions and for more information on Lynmouth and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Minehead are Southerndown, which is ca 17.5km (10.9miles) away, and Ogmore, located approximately 19.5km (12.1miles) from Minehead.

Are there any other beautiful beaches in close proximity to Minehead?

Yes, there are more nice beaches in proximity to Minehead. The closest one is Newton Cove, which is only 14.8km (9.2miles) away from Minehead. Another gorgeous beach near Minehead is Lynmouth, which is 15.2km (9.4miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Minehead?

The water temperature at Minehead is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during late winter, water temperatures drop down to approximately 6°C (42°F). During this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Minehead?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (42-51°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions normally change during August, September, and October when water temperatures range from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Minehead: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Minehead...

Do you know what the the city Wester-Ohrstedt in Germany, the city Providence in Mauritius, and the city Uglovoye in Russia have in common with Minehead? Click on the links to find out...