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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Ramsgate, England

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

Ramsgate is a beach in England. The water temperature around Ramsgate has significant variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 6.2°C (43.2°F) in February up to 17.5°C (63.6°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 Ramsgate 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 Ramsgate?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Ramsgate is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Ramsgate. The nearest one is The Wall, which is just 0.3km (1.1miles) away from Ramsgate. Click here for directions and for more information on The Wall and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Ramsgate are Broadstairs, which is roughly 1.8km (1.1miles) away, and Joss Bay, located 3.2km (2miles) from Ramsgate.

Are there any other white sand beaches close by?

There are a few gorgeous beaches near to Ramsgate. The closest one is Broadstairs, which is 1.8km (1.1miles) away from Ramsgate. Another nice beach near Ramsgate is Margate, which is roughly 4km (2.5miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Ramsgate?

The sea temperature at Ramsgate is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (64°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required 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 at Ramsgate. However, during late winter, temperatures reach lows of approximately 6°C (43°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended 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 windy 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 near Ramsgate?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during July, August, and September when water temperatures reach 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Ramsgate: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Ramsgate...

Do you know what the the city La Spezia in Italy, the island Dennery in Saint Lucia, and the city Bad Schwartau in Germany have in common with Ramsgate? Click on the links to find out...