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

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

Sandgate is a beach in England. The water temperature around Sandgate varies dramatically year round. The temperature ranges from 5.9°C (42.6°F) in February up to 16.8°C (62.2°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Sandgate 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 Sandgate?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Sandgate is about:
16°C (61°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Sandgate. A good spot nearby is Folkestone East Cliff Sands, which is roughly 3.1km (13.4miles) away from Sandgate. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Folkestone East Cliff Sands and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Sandgate are The Wall, which is roughly 21.6km (13.4miles) away, and Broadstairs, located roughly 23.5km (14.6miles) from Sandgate.

Are there any other gorgeous beaches close by?

There are several gorgeous beaches near to Sandgate. The closest one is Folkestone, which is just 1.4km (0.9miles) away from Sandgate. Another good beach near Sandgate is Lydd-on-Sea, which is roughly 11.7km (7.3miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Sandgate?

The sea temperature at Sandgate is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during January, February, and March, temperatures cool down to approximately 6°C (43°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Sandgate?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Sandgate: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Sandgate...

Do you know what the the city Plouguerneau in France, the city Snohomish in United States, and the city Sassano in Italy have in common with Sandgate? Click on the links to find out...