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

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

Skegness is a beach in England. The water temperature around Skegness varies dramatically year round. The temperature ranges from 5.2°C (41.3°F) in February up to 17.2°C (63°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Skegness 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 Skegness?

The current water temperature in the month of February at Skegness is about:
5°C (41°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Skegness. The closest decent spot is Sutton on sea, which is roughly 11.8km (50.2miles) away from Skegness. Click here to check out more information on Sutton on sea and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Skegness are Cayton Bay, which is roughly 80.9km (50.2miles) away, and South Bay, located roughly 83.7km (52miles) from Skegness.

Are there any other gorgeous beaches close to Skegness?

There are several other beautiful beaches near to Skegness. The nearest one is Ingoldmells, which is only 3.3km (2miles) away from Skegness. Another good beach near Skegness is Chapel St Leonards, which is ca 5.4km (3.3miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Skegness?

The sea temperature at Skegness 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 required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Skegness. However, during late winter, temperatures reach lows of approximately 5°C (41°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 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 close to Skegness?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures range from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Skegness: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Skegness...

Do you know what the the city Felton in the United States, the geo Eastern Channel , and the city Savannah in the United States have in common with Skegness? Click on the links to find out...