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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, France

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez...

Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez is a coastal city in France. It is a fairly dense city close to the ocean with a population of 9358 people. The water temperature around Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez varies dramatically year round. 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 illustrated 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-Hilaire-de-Riez 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-Hilaire-de-Riez?

The current water temperature in the month of September near Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez is about:
20°C (68°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez. The nearest one is Saint gilles croix de vie, which is only 1.8km (3.4miles) away from Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez. Click here for directions and for more information on Saint gilles croix de vie and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez are La Sauzaie, which is ca 5.5km (3.4miles) away, and St jean de monts, located 7.6km (4.7miles) from Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez.

Are there gorgeous beaches close by?

Not too many beaches are in proximity to Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez. The closest decent beach is Magdalena, which is more than 235.9km (146.5miles) away from Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try El Sardinero, roughly 242.6km (150.7miles) away from Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez?

The sea temperature around Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez 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 required to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez. However, during late winter, sea temperatures cool down to approximately 8°C (47°F). During this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods 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 close to Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez?

Due to comparatively large 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 January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during August, September, and October when sea temperatures go up to 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

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