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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near St Ives, England

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

St Ives is a beach in England. The water temperature around St Ives varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 8.2°C (46.7°F) in March up to 15.9°C (60.6°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since St Ives 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 Ives?

The current water temperature in the month of May at St Ives is approximately:
12°C (53°F)

Are there surf spots close to St Ives?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to St Ives. The nearest one is Porthmeor, which is just 0.6km (0.4miles) away from St Ives. Click here to check out more information on Porthmeor and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near St Ives are St Ives harbour wall , which is roughly 0.7km (0.4miles) away, and Breakwater, located ca 0.8km (0.5miles) from St Ives.

Are there any other beaches close by?

Yes, there are some other gorgeous beaches close to St Ives. The nearest one is St Ives, which is just 0km (0miles) away from St Ives. Another beautiful beach near St Ives is Ayr, which is approximately 0.3km (0.2miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for St Ives?

The water temperature at St Ives is pretty cold, reaching up to 16°C (61°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at St Ives. However, during February, March, and April, sea temperatures drop down to approximately 8°C (47°F). During this time, a 5/4 wetsuit is required 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 amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to St Ives?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (47-56°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to St Ives: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about St Ives...

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