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

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

Porthtowan is a surf spot in United Kingdom. The water temperature around Porthtowan has moderate variability during 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 illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Porthtowan 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 Porthtowan?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Porthtowan is about:
13°C (55°F)

Are there any other surf spots located close to Porthtowan?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Porthtowan. The nearest one is Portreath, which is just 2.5km (1.5miles) away from Porthtowan. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Portreath and its water temperature. Another surfspot near Porthtowan is St Agnes, which is approximately 3.2km (2miles) away.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

There are several other beaches near to Porthtowan. The closest one is Chapmans Pool, which is only 4km (2.5miles) away from Porthtowan. Another beautiful beach near Porthtowan is Perranporth, which is roughly 5.8km (3.6miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Porthtowan?

The sea temperature at Porthtowan 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 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during early spring, temperatures cool down to roughly 8°C (47°F). During this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly 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 Porthtowan?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (47-56°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures range from 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Porthtowan: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Porthtowan...

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