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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Saunton Sands, United Kingdom

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Saunton Sands...

Saunton Sands is a surf spot in United Kingdom. The water temperature around Saunton Sands changes slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 7.4°C (45.3°F) in February up to 16.2°C (61.1°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Saunton Sands 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 Saunton Sands?

The current water temperature in the month of March at Saunton Sands is about:
8°C (47°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Saunton Sands. The closest one is Croyde, which is only 1.5km (0.9miles) away from Saunton Sands. Click here for more information on Croyde and its current water temperature. Another surfspot near Saunton Sands is Putsborough Beach, which is ca 2.4km (1.5miles) away.

Are there gorgeous beaches located close to Saunton Sands?

There are several nice beaches in proximity to Saunton Sands. The nearest one is Woolacombe, which is 4.4km (2.7miles) away from Saunton Sands. Another fun beach near Saunton Sands is Westward Ho!, which is 4.9km (3.1miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Saunton Sands?

The sea temperature at Saunton Sands is relatively cold, reaching up to 16°C (61°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Saunton Sands. Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures drop down to nearly 7°C (45°F). During this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Saunton Sands?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions usually change during fall when sea temperatures reach 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Saunton Sands: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Saunton Sands...

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