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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Poppit Sands, Wales

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Poppit Sands...

Poppit Sands is a beach in Wales. The water temperature around Poppit Sands changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 7.1°C (44.8°F) in March up to 15.1°C (59.2°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Poppit Sands 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 Poppit Sands?

The current water temperature in the month of July at Poppit Sands is about:
13°C (55°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Poppit Sands?

There are not many surf spots close to Poppit Sands. The closest decent spot is Newgale, which is just 25.2km (17.6miles) away from Poppit Sands. Click here for more information on Newgale and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Poppit Sands are Broadhaven North, which is roughly 28.3km (17.6miles) away, and Freshwater East, located approximately 32.4km (20.1miles) from Poppit Sands.

Are there any other beaches close by?

There are some other beautiful beaches close to Poppit Sands. The nearest one is Fishguard, which is 14.1km (8.8miles) away from Poppit Sands. Another beautiful beach near Poppit Sands is Pendine Sands, which is roughly 26.4km (16.4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Poppit Sands?

The sea temperature at Poppit Sands is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (59°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Poppit Sands. Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures drop down to nearly 7°C (45°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 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 diving and fishing close to Poppit Sands?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during fall when water temperatures range from 10 to 15°C (50-59°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Poppit Sands: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Poppit Sands...

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