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

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

Padstow is a beach in England. The water temperature around Padstow changes dramatically throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 5.6°C (42°F) in March up to 15.8°C (60.4°F) in the month of July, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Padstow 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 Padstow?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Padstow is about:
16°C (60°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Padstow?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Padstow. The nearest one is Trevone, which is 1.8km (1.4miles) away from Padstow. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Trevone and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Padstow are Death Bay, which is approximately 2.2km (1.4miles) away, and Polzeath, located 2.5km (1.5miles) from Padstow.

Are there any other beaches near by?

There are some other beaches in close proximity to Padstow. The closest one is Polzeath, which is just 2.5km (1.5miles) away from Padstow. Another beach near Padstow is Newquay, which is 10.6km (6.6miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Padstow?

The sea temperature at Padstow is pretty cold, reaching up to 16°C (60°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Padstow. However, during February, March, and April, temperatures drop down to 6°C (42°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people 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 Padstow?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (42-51°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during June, July, and August when temperatures range from 11 to 16°C (51-60°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Padstow: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Padstow...

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