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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Saint-James, France

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Saint-James...

Saint-James is a coastal city in France. It is a quite little city close to the ocean with a population of 3014 people. The water temperature around Saint-James has extreme variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 6.7°C (44.1°F) in January up to 17.8°C (64°F) in the month of July, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Saint-James 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-James?

The current water temperature in the month of April in the waters near Saint-James is about:
12°C (54°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Saint-James. The next good one is Carolles, which is about 19.8km (19.8miles) away from Saint-James. Click here for more information on Carolles and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Saint-James are Le sillon, which is ca 31.9km (19.8miles) away, and Longchamps, located ca 37.3km (23.2miles) from Saint-James.

Are there beaches located close to Saint-James?

No, not many beaches are located in close proximity to Saint-James. The next good beach is Ventnor, which is more than 143.4km (89.1miles) away from Saint-James. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Shanklin, approximately 146.1km (90.8miles) away from Saint-James.

What wetsuit is recommended for Saint-James?

The water temperature around Saint-James is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (64°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Saint-James. However, during winter, water temperatures drop down to approximately 7°C (44°F). In 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 amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Saint-James?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during December, January, and February. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during June, July, and August when water temperatures go up to 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Saint-James: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Saint-James...

Do you know what the the city Uling in the Philippines, the city Matango in the Indonesia, and Cornaglia Seamount have in common with Saint-James? Click on the links to find out...