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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port...

Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is a coastal city in France. It is a comparatively little city close to the ocean with a population of 1824 people. The water temperature around Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port varies dramatically year round. The temperature ranges from 10.8°C (51.4°F) in February up to 23.1°C (73.6°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port 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-Jean-Pied-de-Port?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters near Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. A spot that might be worth checking out is Bidart-Plage centrale, which is just 26.1km (16.2miles) away from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. Click here for directions and for more information on Bidart-Plage centrale and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port are Les Alcyons Avalanche, which is 26.2km (16.2miles) away, and Parlementia, located ca 26.2km (16.3miles) from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

No, there are not many beaches in close proximity to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. The closest decent beach is Magdalena, which is only 60.5km (37.6miles) away from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. Another beach near Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is Salinas, which is 92.1km (57.2miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port?

The water temperature around Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is warm, reaching up to 23°C (74°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 1mm wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required for temperature-senstive people, but some might even be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. However, during late winter, temperatures cool down to roughly 11°C (51°F). In this season, a 5/4 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 advisable to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (51-60°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 18 to 23°C (65-74°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port...

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