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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Sangatte, France

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

Sangatte is a coastal city in France. It is a comparatively little coastal town close to the water with a population of 4170 people. The water temperature around Sangatte varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 6.9°C (44.4°F) in February up to 16.6°C (61.9°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Sangatte 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 near Sangatte?

The current water temperature in the month of August near Sangatte is approximately:
16°C (62°F)

Are there surf spots near Sangatte?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Sangatte. The nearest one is Sangatte, which is just 0.5km (1.2miles) away from Sangatte. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Sangatte and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Sangatte are Cap Blanc Nez, which is approximately 1.9km (1.2miles) away, and Wissant, located ca 5.7km (3.5miles) from Sangatte.

Are there nice beaches near by?

No, there are not too many beaches in close proximity to Sangatte. The closest decent beach is Deal, which is only 24.4km (15.2miles) away from Sangatte. Another fun beach near Sangatte is Folkestone, which is roughly 27km (16.8miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Sangatte?

The water temperature around Sangatte is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, 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 . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures reach lows of roughly 7°C (44°F). During this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Sangatte?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during fall when temperatures range from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Sangatte: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Sangatte...

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