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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Shell Island Wales, England

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Shell Island Wales...

Shell Island Wales is a beach in England. The water temperature around Shell Island Wales changes extremely year round. The temperature ranges from 4.9°C (40.8°F) in February up to 17.7°C (63.9°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Shell Island Wales 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 Shell Island Wales?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Shell Island Wales is approximately:
18°C (64°F)

Are there surf spots close to Shell Island Wales?

There are not too many surf spots close to Shell Island Wales. A good spot nearby is Sutton on sea, which is 65.3km (45.4miles) away from Shell Island Wales. Click here for more information on Sutton on sea and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Shell Island Wales are Cayton Bay, which is approximately 73.1km (45.4miles) away, and South Bay, located 74.3km (46.1miles) from Shell Island Wales.

Are there any other nice beaches close by?

Yes, there are some other gorgeous beaches in close proximity to Shell Island Wales. The nearest one is Helensburgh, which is only 17.1km (10.6miles) away from Shell Island Wales. Another gorgeous beach near Shell Island Wales is Dunoon, which is ca 35.8km (22.3miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Shell Island Wales?

The water temperature at Shell Island Wales is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (64°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Shell Island Wales. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, water temperatures reach lows of nearly 5°C (41°F). During this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Shell Island Wales?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during summer when temperatures go up to 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Shell Island Wales: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Shell Island Wales...

Do you know what the the city Nimaparha in India, the city Dummerstorf in Germany, and the city Nedumangad in India have in common with Shell Island Wales? Click on the links to find out...