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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Porthleven, United Kingdom

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

Porthleven is a surf spot in United Kingdom. The water temperature around Porthleven changes moderately during 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 Porthleven 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 Porthleven?

The current water temperature in the month of February at Porthleven is ca:
10°C (50°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in close proximity to Porthleven. The closest one is Mousehole Reef, which is just 9.6km (6miles) away from Porthleven. Click here for more information on Mousehole Reef and its water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Porthleven is Carbis Bay, which is ca 10.2km (6.3miles) away.

Are there sandy beaches in proximity to Porthleven?

There are more nice beaches close to Porthleven. The nearest one is Mounts Bay, which is 0.4km (0.2miles) away from Porthleven. Another gorgeous beach near Porthleven is Marazion, which is roughly 7km (4.3miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Porthleven?

The sea temperature at Porthleven 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 might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during early spring, sea temperatures cool down to nearly 9°C (49°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, 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 near Porthleven?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 9 to 14°C (49-58°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during July, August, and September when water temperatures go up to 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Porthleven: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Porthleven...

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