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

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

Newquay is a beach in England. The water temperature around Newquay varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 8.2°C (46.7°F) in March up to 15.9°C (60.6°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Newquay 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 Newquay?

The current water temperature in the month of February at Newquay is approximately:
9°C (47°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Newquay. The closest one is Tolcarne, The Wedge, which is 0.2km (0.3miles) away from Newquay. Click here to check out more information on Tolcarne, The Wedge and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Newquay are Towan, which is approximately 0.5km (0.3miles) away, and Lusty Glaze, located roughly 0.6km (0.4miles) from Newquay.

Are there any other nice beaches close to Newquay?

Yes, there are several other nice beaches in close proximity to Newquay. The nearest one is New Quay, which is just 0km (0miles) away from Newquay. Another fun beach near Newquay is Newquay, which is 0km (0miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Newquay?

The water temperature at Newquay is pretty cold, reaching up to 16°C (61°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during early spring, sea temperatures reach lows of 8°C (47°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 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 scuba diving and fishing close to Newquay?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (47-56°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during July, August, and September when water temperatures reach 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Newquay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Newquay...

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