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

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

Portvendres is a coastal city in France. It is a comparatively little city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 4479 people. The water temperature around Portvendres has slight variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 11.2°C (52.2°F) in February up to 21°C (69.9°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Portvendres 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 Portvendres?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters near Portvendres is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Portvendres. The nearest one is Collioure bay, which is only 1.2km (8.1miles) away from Portvendres. Click here for directions and for more information on Collioure bay and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Portvendres are Canet plage, which is roughly 13km (8.1miles) away, and La Guillotine, located approximately 55.5km (34.5miles) from Portvendres.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

Yes, there are more gorgeous beaches in proximity to Portvendres. The closest one is Collioure, which is only 1.2km (0.8miles) away from Portvendres. Another nice beach near Portvendres is Banyuls-sur-Mer, which is roughly 2.7km (1.7miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Portvendres?

The water temperature around Portvendres is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during January, February, and March, temperatures reach lows of 11°C (52°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Portvendres?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (52-61°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Portvendres: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Portvendres...

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