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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near St Andrews Beach, Scotland

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about St Andrews Beach...

St Andrews Beach is a beach in Scotland. The water temperature around St Andrews Beach has moderate variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 5.4°C (41.8°F) in March up to 13°C (55.4°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 St Andrews Beach 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 St Andrews Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of April at St Andrews Beach is approximately:
6°C (43°F)

Are there surf spots near St Andrews Beach?

There are not too many surf spots close to St Andrews Beach. A spot that might be worth checking out is Pease Bay, which is just 42.3km (30.6miles) away from St Andrews Beach. Click here for directions and for more information on Pease Bay and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near St Andrews Beach are Coldingham Bay, which is ca 49.3km (30.6miles) away, and Nigg Bay, located approximately 59.3km (36.8miles) from St Andrews Beach.

Are there any other beautiful beaches near by?

No, there are not too many beaches in close proximity to St Andrews Beach. A good beach nearby is Burntisland, which is just 27.7km (17.2miles) away from St Andrews Beach. Another beautiful beach near St Andrews Beach is Dunbar, ca 35km (21.7miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for St Andrews Beach?

The water temperature at St Andrews Beach is pretty cold, reaching up to 13°C (55°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during early spring, water temperatures drop down to approximately 5°C (42°F). During these months, a 4-5mm 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 high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to St Andrews Beach?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (42-51°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures go up to 8 to 13°C (46-55°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to St Andrews Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about St Andrews Beach...

Do you know what the the city Harvard in the United States, the city Chavarion in the Greece, and the city Masi in the Italy have in common with St Andrews Beach? Click on the links to find out...