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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Salcombe, England

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Salcombe...

Salcombe is a beach in England. The water temperature around Salcombe varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 8.6°C (47.4°F) in March up to 15.5°C (59.8°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Salcombe 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 at Salcombe?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Salcombe is approximately:
15°C (60°F)

Are there surf spots near Salcombe?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Salcombe. The nearest one is Bantham, which is only 5.8km (3.7miles) away from Salcombe. Click here to check out more information on Bantham and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Salcombe are Bantham Rivermouth, which is ca 5.9km (3.7miles) away, and Challabrough, located roughly 6.7km (4.2miles) from Salcombe.

Are there any other beautiful beaches close by?

Yes, there are some gorgeous beaches in proximity to Salcombe. The nearest one is Torcross, which is just 5.5km (3.4miles) away from Salcombe. Another fun beach near Salcombe is Dartmouth, which is roughly 11.6km (7.2miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Salcombe?

The water temperature at Salcombe is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (60°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Salcombe. However, during February, March, and April, sea temperatures reach lows of nearly 9°C (47°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some 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 recommended to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Salcombe?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 9 to 14°C (47-56°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 10 to 15°C (51-60°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Salcombe: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Salcombe...

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