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

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

Sandown is a beach in England. The water temperature around Sandown varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 7°C (44.7°F) in March up to 17°C (62.5°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 Sandown 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 Sandown?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Sandown is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Sandown. The closest one is West Wittering, which is only 13.2km (8.7miles) away from Sandown. Click here for directions and to check out more information on West Wittering and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Sandown are East Witterings, which is ca 14km (8.7miles) away, and Bracklesham Bay, located roughly 14.4km (9miles) from Sandown.

Are there any other white sand beaches close to Sandown?

There are a few other beautiful beaches close to Sandown. The closest one is Shanklin, which is just 2km (1.3miles) away from Sandown. Another nice beach near Sandown is Ryde, which is approximately 4.9km (3.1miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Sandown?

The sea temperature at Sandown 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 feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during early spring, temperatures cool down to approximately 7°C (45°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Sandown?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during July, August, and September when water temperatures range from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Sandown: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Sandown...

Do you know what the the city Avellino in Italy, the city Larressore in France, and the city Pallavaram in India have in common with Sandown? Click on the links to find out...