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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Pontchateau, France

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

Pontchateau is a coastal city in France. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 8474 people. The water temperature around Pontchateau varies significantly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 7.1°C (44.8°F) in March up to 19.6°C (67.2°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 13°C (56°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Pontchateau 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 near Pontchateau?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Pontchateau is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close to Pontchateau?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Pontchateau. The nearest one is La Courance, which is only 16.2km (10.6miles) away from Pontchateau. Click here for directions and for more information on La Courance and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Pontchateau are Pornichet, which is 17km (10.6miles) away, and La Govelle, located 20.9km (13miles) from Pontchateau.

Are there beaches near by?

No, not too many beaches are in close proximity to Pontchateau. The next good one is Salcombe, which is 207.2km (128.7miles) away from Pontchateau. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Torcross, which is ca 207.3km (128.7miles) away from Pontchateau.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Pontchateau?

The water temperature around Pontchateau is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (67°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Pontchateau. However, during February, March, and April, temperatures come down to roughly 7°C (45°F). During this time, 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 periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Pontchateau?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during June, July, and August when temperatures range from 15 to 20°C (58-67°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Pontchateau: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Pontchateau...

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