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

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

Shanklin is a beach in England. The water temperature around Shanklin varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 7°C (44.7°F) in March up to 17°C (62.5°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Shanklin 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 Shanklin?

The current water temperature in the month of April at Shanklin is ca:
8°C (46°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Shanklin?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Shanklin. The closest one is Compton, which is only 13.6km (9.4miles) away from Shanklin. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Compton and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Shanklin are West Wittering, which is approximately 15.2km (9.4miles) away, and East Witterings, located ca 15.8km (9.8miles) from Shanklin.

Are there any other sandy beaches close to Shanklin?

There are several other beautiful beaches in proximity to Shanklin. The closest one is Sandown, which is just 2km (1.3miles) away from Shanklin. Another nice beach near Shanklin is Ventnor, which is ca 3km (1.9miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Shanklin?

The sea temperature at Shanklin is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°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 people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Shanklin. Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, temperatures reach lows of nearly 7°C (45°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Shanklin?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during summer when temperatures reach 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Shanklin: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Shanklin...

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