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

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

Saltcoats is a beach in England. The water temperature around Saltcoats has a large variability year round. The temperature ranges from 5.4°C (41.8°F) in February up to 15.5°C (60°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Saltcoats 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 Saltcoats?

The current water temperature in the month of March at Saltcoats is ca:
6°C (42°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Saltcoats. A spot that might be worth checking out is South Shields, which is about 91.2km (56.8miles) away from Saltcoats. Click here to check out more information on South Shields and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Saltcoats are Tynemouth Longsands, which is ca 91.4km (56.8miles) away, and Seaton Carew, located 91.7km (57miles) from Saltcoats.

Are there any other white sand beaches near by?

There are other beaches in proximity to Saltcoats. The nearest one is Roanhead, which is only 15.7km (9.8miles) away from Saltcoats. Another nice beach near Saltcoats is Biggar, which is approximately 20.5km (12.8miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Saltcoats?

The sea temperature at Saltcoats is pretty cold, reaching up to 16°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 people might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Saltcoats. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, water temperatures reach lows of nearly 5°C (42°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some people might even be ok 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 carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Saltcoats?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (42-51°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during summer when temperatures go up to 11 to 16°C (51-60°F). Fish that can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Saltcoats: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Saltcoats...

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