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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 surf spot in France. The water temperature around Sangatte varies dramatically during the year. The temperature ranges from 6.4°C (43.5°F) in February up to 16.6°C (61.9°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 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 at Sangatte?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Sangatte is about:
17°C (62°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Sangatte. The closest one is Cap Blanc Nez, which is only 1.5km (0.9miles) away from Sangatte. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Cap Blanc Nez and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near Sangatte is Wissant, which is ca 5.3km (3.3miles) away.

Are there beaches close by?

No, there are not many beaches close to Sangatte. A good beach nearby is Deal, which is only 24.3km (15.1miles) away from Sangatte. Another nice beach near Sangatte is Folkestone, which is ca 26.7km (16.6miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Sangatte?

The water temperature at Sangatte 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 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during January, February, and March, water temperatures come down to 6°C (43°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Sangatte?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions normally change during July, August, and September 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.

Some fun facts about Sangatte...

Do you know what the the city Northampton in Australia, the city Goecek in Turkey, and the city Celle Enomondo in Italy have in common with Sangatte? Click on the links to find out...