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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Sainte-Marie, Reunion

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

Sainte-Marie is a coastal city in Reunion. It is a rather small-sized town close to the water with a population of 31636 people. The water temperature around Sainte-Marie varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 23.1°C (73.5°F) in September up to 29.6°C (85.4°F) in the month of February, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 26°C (78°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Sainte-Marie is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Sainte-Marie?

The current water temperature in the month of April near Sainte-Marie is ca:
27°C (81°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Sainte-Marie?

There are not many surf spots close to Sainte-Marie. A spot that might be worth checking out is Butor, which is about 14.9km (14.1miles) away from Sainte-Marie. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Butor and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Sainte-Marie are Boucan Right, which is 22.8km (14.1miles) away, and Boucan Left, located ca 22.8km (14.2miles) from Sainte-Marie.

Are there white sand beaches near by?

Not too many beaches are in close proximity to Sainte-Marie. A good beach nearby is La Preneuse, which is 124km (77miles) away from Sainte-Marie. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Flic en Flac, which is approximately 125.2km (77.8miles) away from Sainte-Marie.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Sainte-Marie?

The sea temperature around Sainte-Marie is extremely warm, reaching up to 30°C (85°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is normaly not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Sainte-Marie. Nevertheless, during August, September, and October, temperatures cool down to nearly 23°C (73°F). In this season, a light top or a jumpsuit might be required for most people, but some people might even be ok without a rashguard or light wetsuit top . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a thin wetsuit or jumpsuit.

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

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 23 to 28°C (73-82°F) during August, September, and October. Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during January, February, and March when temperatures go up to 25 to 30°C (76-85°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

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

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Sainte-Marie...

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