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

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

Royan is a coastal city in France. It is a fairly dense city close to the ocean with a population of 19017 people. The water temperature around Royan has average variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 10.6°C (51.2°F) in February up to 19.9°C (67.8°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (59°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Royan 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 Royan?

The current water temperature in the month of February in the waters near Royan is about:
11°C (51°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Royan. The nearest one is Pontaillac, which is 1.2km (1.5miles) away from Royan. Click here to check out more information on Pontaillac and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Royan are Nauzan, which is 2.5km (1.5miles) away, and St Georges de Didonne-la jetee, located approximately 2.6km (1.6miles) from Royan.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

Not many beaches are near to Royan. The next good beach is Magdalena, which is 174.4km (108.3miles) away from Royan. If you have some extra time, you can also check out El Sardinero, 203.4km (126.3miles) away from Royan.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Royan?

The sea temperature around Royan is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (68°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during late winter, temperatures come down to roughly 11°C (51°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold 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 Royan?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (51-60°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during July, August, and September when water temperatures reach 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Royan: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Royan...

Do you know what the the city Marieberg in Sweden, the city Irun in Spain, and the city Benifallim in Spain have in common with Royan? Click on the links to find out...