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

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

Sandbanks is a beach in England. The water temperature around Sandbanks changes dramatically year round. The temperature ranges from 5.9°C (42.7°F) in February up to 17.3°C (63.1°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Sandbanks 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 Sandbanks?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Sandbanks is ca:
17°C (63°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Sandbanks?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Sandbanks. The closest one is Bournemouth Pier, which is only 3.7km (3.1miles) away from Sandbanks. Click here for directions and for more information on Bournemouth Pier and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Sandbanks are Boscombe Pier, which is approximately 5.1km (3.1miles) away, and Southbourne, located ca 7.3km (4.5miles) from Sandbanks.

Are there any other sandy beaches near Sandbanks?

There are some other nice beaches close to Sandbanks. The closest one is Sandbanks Beaches, which is only 0.2km (0.1miles) away from Sandbanks. Another gorgeous beach near Sandbanks is Poole, which is approximately 2.8km (1.7miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Sandbanks?

The sea temperature at Sandbanks is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Sandbanks. Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures cool down to 6°C (43°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Sandbanks?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during summer when sea temperatures reach 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Sandbanks: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Sandbanks...

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