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

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

St Ives is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 11165 people. The water temperature around St Ives changes slightly during 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 near St Ives?

The current water temperature in the month of September near St Ives is approximately:
13°C (55°F)

Are there surf spots close to St Ives?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to St Ives. The closest one is Porthmeor, which is only 0.5km (0.3miles) away from St Ives. Click here for more information on Porthmeor and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near St Ives are St Ives harbour wall , which is ca 0.5km (0.3miles) away, and Breakwater, located approximately 0.7km (0.4miles) from St Ives.

Are there nice beaches near St Ives?

Yes, there are some other nice beaches in proximity to St Ives. The nearest one is St Ives, which is 0.2km (0.1miles) away from St Ives. Another good beach near St Ives is St Ives, which is ca 0.2km (0.1miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for St Ives?

The water temperature around 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 4/3 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 good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during early spring, water temperatures reach lows of approximately 8°C (47°F). During this time, 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 periods of time . For very windy 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 throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (47-56°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions normally change during July, August, and September when water temperatures go up to 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish that love this water temperature 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...

Do you know what the the city Martano in Italy, the geo Lapulapu Ridge , and the city Vlakhopoulon in Greece have in common with St Ives? Click on the links to find out...