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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Sandwood Bay, United Kingdom

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Sandwood Bay...

Sandwood Bay is a surf spot in United Kingdom. The water temperature around Sandwood Bay changes slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 7.1°C (44.8°F) in March up to 12.5°C (54.5°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Sandwood Bay 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 Sandwood Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Sandwood Bay is ca:
12°C (54°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Sandwood Bay. The next good one is Thurso beach, which is 55.7km (34.6miles) away from Sandwood Bay. Click here for more information on Thurso beach and its current water temperature. Another surfspot near Sandwood Bay is Thurso East, which is 55.9km (34.7miles) away.

Are there sandy beaches in proximity to Sandwood Bay?

Not many beaches are located near to Sandwood Bay. A beach, which is not too far away, is Thurso, which is 55.4km (34.4miles) away from Sandwood Bay. If you have some extra time, you can also check out St Andrews Beach, 166.4km (103.3miles) away from Sandwood Bay.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Sandwood Bay?

The sea temperature at Sandwood Bay is pretty cold, reaching up to 13°C (55°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during early spring, temperatures come down to nearly 7°C (45°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some people 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 better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Sandwood Bay?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures reach 8 to 13°C (46-55°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Sandwood Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Sandwood Bay...

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