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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Sainte-Helene, France

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Sainte-Helene...

Sainte-Helene is a coastal city in France. It is a rather small-sized town close to the ocean with a population of 1050 people. The water temperature around Sainte-Helene varies extremely year round. The temperature ranges from 11°C (51.8°F) in January up to 21.2°C (70.1°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Sainte-Helene 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 Sainte-Helene?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Sainte-Helene is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Sainte-Helene. The closest one is pic kipu, which is only 8km (5.1miles) away from Sainte-Helene. Click here for more information on pic kipu and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Sainte-Helene are Thoulars, which is roughly 8.1km (5.1miles) away, and Les Crevettes Ste Barbe, located ca 8.7km (5.4miles) from Sainte-Helene.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

Not too many beaches are located in close proximity to Sainte-Helene. A good beach nearby is Salcombe, which is almost 175.8km (109.2miles) away from Sainte-Helene. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Torcross, 177.1km (110miles) away from Sainte-Helene.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Sainte-Helene?

The sea temperature around Sainte-Helene is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Sainte-Helene. However, during winter, temperatures come down to roughly 11°C (52°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some people might even be fine 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 bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Sainte-Helene?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. 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. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during August, September, and October when sea temperatures reach 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Sainte-Helene: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Sainte-Helene...

Do you know what the the city Santa Clara in the Philippines, the city Yalding in the United Kingdom, and the city Genola in the Italy have in common with Sainte-Helene? Click on the links to find out...