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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near South Shields, England

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about South Shields...

South Shields is a beach in England. The water temperature around South Shields changes slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 5.5°C (41.9°F) in February up to 13.5°C (56.3°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since South Shields 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 South Shields?

The current water temperature in the month of September at South Shields is approximately:
12°C (54°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to South Shields. The nearest one is South Shields, which is only 1km (1.1miles) away from South Shields. Click here for more information on South Shields and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near South Shields are Tynemouth Longsands, which is 1.8km (1.1miles) away, and Blyth Beach, located approximately 8.1km (5.1miles) from South Shields.

Are there any other beautiful beaches close by?

Yes, there are several other gorgeous beaches in proximity to South Shields. The nearest one is Tynemouth, which is 1.3km (0.8miles) away from South Shields. Another fun beach near South Shields is Cullercoats, which is 2.3km (1.4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for South Shields?

The water temperature at South Shields is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (56°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at South Shields. However, during late winter, temperatures come down to roughly 6°C (42°F). During this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods 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 scuba diving and fishing close to South Shields?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (42-51°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures range from 9 to 14°C (47-56°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to South Shields: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about South Shields...

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