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

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

Saint-Nazaire is a coastal city in France. It is a comparatively mid-size city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 67054 people. The water temperature around Saint-Nazaire varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 11.2°C (52.2°F) in February up to 21°C (69.9°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-Nazaire 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-Nazaire?

The current water temperature in the month of November in the waters near Saint-Nazaire is about:
16°C (60°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Saint-Nazaire. The closest one is La Courance, which is just 4.5km (4.4miles) away from Saint-Nazaire. Click here for directions and to check out more information on La Courance and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Saint-Nazaire are Pornichet, which is roughly 7km (4.4miles) away, and La Govelle, located roughly 12km (7.5miles) from Saint-Nazaire.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

No, not many beaches are located close to Saint-Nazaire. A beach, which is not too far away, is Salcombe, which is almost 215.6km (133.9miles) away from Saint-Nazaire. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Torcross, which is 215.9km (134.1miles) away from Saint-Nazaire.

What wetsuit do I need for Saint-Nazaire?

The water temperature around Saint-Nazaire is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Saint-Nazaire. However, during January, February, and March, temperatures reach lows of roughly 11°C (52°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

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

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (52-61°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

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

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Saint-Nazaire...

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