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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Southend-on-Sea, England

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Southend-on-Sea...

Southend-on-Sea is a beach in England. The water temperature around Southend-on-Sea has a large variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 5.9°C (42.5°F) in February up to 18.9°C (66°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Southend-on-Sea 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 Southend-on-Sea?

The current water temperature in the month of October at Southend-on-Sea is about:
14°C (58°F)

Are there surf spots near Southend-on-Sea?

There are not too many surf spots close to Southend-on-Sea. A spot, which is not too far away, is Joss Bay, which is 33.9km (21.3miles) away from Southend-on-Sea. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Joss Bay and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Southend-on-Sea are The Wall, which is 34.2km (21.3miles) away, and Broadstairs, located ca 34.3km (21.3miles) from Southend-on-Sea.

Are there any other beautiful beaches near by?

Yes, there are some other gorgeous beaches in close proximity to Southend-on-Sea. The closest one is Southend-on-Sea, which is just 0km (0miles) away from Southend-on-Sea. Another nice beach near Southend-on-Sea is Westcliffe-on-Sea, which is ca 0.8km (0.5miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Southend-on-Sea?

The water temperature at Southend-on-Sea is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm 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 . Nevertheless, during late winter, water temperatures reach lows of nearly 6°C (43°F). In this season, 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 chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Southend-on-Sea?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during summer when sea temperatures range from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish that can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Southend-on-Sea: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Southend-on-Sea...

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