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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, France

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie...

Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie is a coastal city in France. It is a rather small-sized town close to the water with a population of 7280 people. The water temperature around Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie has a large variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 8.4°C (47°F) in February up to 19.9°C (67.8°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 14°C (56°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie 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 Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie?

The current water temperature in the month of April near Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie is ca:
10°C (50°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie. The nearest one is Saint gilles croix de vie, which is 0.7km (3.1miles) away from Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie. Click here for more information on Saint gilles croix de vie and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie are La Sauzaie, which is approximately 4.9km (3.1miles) away, and St jean de monts, located roughly 7.6km (4.7miles) from Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie.

Are there sandy beaches near by?

Not too many beaches are near to Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie. A beach that might be worth checking out is Magdalena, which is more than 234.8km (145.8miles) away from Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also visit El Sardinero, ca 241.2km (149.8miles) away from Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie?

The sea temperature around Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (68°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie. Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures cool down to approximately 8°C (47°F). During this time, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (47-56°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during fall when water temperatures range from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie...

Do you know what the the city Drosato in Greece, the city Dorum in Germany, and the city Benimeli in Spain have in common with Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie? Click on the links to find out...