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

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

Scarborough is a beach in England. The water temperature around Scarborough varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 5.4°C (41.8°F) in February up to 13.7°C (56.6°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Scarborough 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 Scarborough?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Scarborough is about:
13°C (56°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Scarborough. The nearest one is South Bay, which is only 0.3km (0.3miles) away from Scarborough. Click here to check out more information on South Bay and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Scarborough are North bay, which is ca 0.5km (0.3miles) away, and Cayton Bay, located approximately 3.2km (2miles) from Scarborough.

Are there any other beaches near by?

There are other beaches in proximity to Scarborough. The nearest one is Scarborough, which is just 0km (0miles) away from Scarborough. Another beautiful beach near Scarborough is Scarborough State Beach Complex, which is roughly 0km (0miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Scarborough?

The sea temperature at Scarborough is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (57°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Scarborough. However, during late winter, sea temperatures reach lows of approximately 5°C (42°F). During these months, 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 amounts of time . For very chilly 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 Scarborough?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (42-51°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during July, August, and September when water temperatures reach 9 to 14°C (48-57°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Scarborough: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Scarborough...

Do you know what the the city Loma de Gato in the Philippines, the city Watulabara in the Indonesia, and the city Mane in the France have in common with Scarborough? Click on the links to find out...