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

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

Portreath is a surf spot in United Kingdom. The water temperature around Portreath has slight 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 shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Portreath 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 Portreath?

The current water temperature in the month of February at Portreath is ca:
9°C (47°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in close proximity to Portreath. The nearest one is Porthtowan, which is just 2.5km (1.5miles) away from Portreath. Click here for directions and for more information on Porthtowan and its current water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Portreath is Gwithian, which is ca 5.2km (3.2miles) away.

Are there sandy beaches near by?

There are more beaches close to Portreath. The closest one is Chapmans Pool, which is only 2.3km (1.5miles) away from Portreath. Another fun beach near Portreath is Perranporth, which is approximately 8.3km (5.1miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Portreath?

The sea temperature at Portreath 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 be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during February, March, and April, sea temperatures cool down to nearly 8°C (47°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Portreath?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (47-56°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Portreath: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Portreath...

Do you know what the the city Malemort-du-Comtat in France, the city Salisbury in United States, and the city Ahrenshoft in Germany have in common with Portreath? Click on the links to find out...