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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near St Austell, United Kingdom

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about St Austell...

St Austell is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a fairly small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 23432 people. The water temperature around St Austell varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 8.8°C (47.9°F) in March up to 16.5°C (61.8°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since St Austell 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 near St Austell?

The current water temperature in the month of January in the waters around St Austell is ca:
11°C (52°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to St Austell. The nearest one is Whipsiderry, which is 13.7km (8.6miles) away from St Austell. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Whipsiderry and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near St Austell are Watergate, which is ca 13.8km (8.6miles) away, and Lusty Glaze, located approximately 13.9km (8.6miles) from St Austell.

Are there sandy beaches close by?

There are other gorgeous beaches in proximity to St Austell. The closest one is Fowey, which is just 6.1km (3.8miles) away from St Austell. Another gorgeous beach near St Austell is Looe, which is ca 14.1km (8.8miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for St Austell?

The sea temperature around St Austell is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°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 might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around St Austell. Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, temperatures drop down to 9°C (48°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy 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 near St Austell?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 9 to 14°C (48-57°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during summer when temperatures reach 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to St Austell: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about St Austell...

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