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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Mounts Bay, England

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Mounts Bay...

Mounts Bay is a beach in England. The water temperature around Mounts Bay has average variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 9.4°C (48.9°F) in March up to 16.2°C (61.1°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Mounts Bay 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 Mounts Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Mounts Bay is ca:
11°C (52°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Mounts Bay. The closest one is Porthleven, which is only 0.4km (6.2miles) away from Mounts Bay. Click here for more information on Porthleven and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Mounts Bay are Mousehole Reef, which is 10km (6.2miles) away, and Carbis Bay, located roughly 10.4km (6.5miles) from Mounts Bay.

Are there any other sandy beaches close to Mounts Bay?

There are a few other beautiful beaches close to Mounts Bay. The nearest one is Marazion, which is only 7.3km (4.6miles) away from Mounts Bay. Another nice beach near Mounts Bay is Maenporth, which is ca 10.2km (6.3miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Mounts Bay?

The sea temperature at Mounts Bay is relatively cold, reaching up to 16°C (61°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Mounts Bay. Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures cool down to 9°C (49°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Mounts Bay?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 9 to 14°C (49-58°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during summer when water temperatures range from 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Mounts Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Mounts Bay...

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