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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Staithes, United Kingdom

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Staithes...

Staithes is a surf spot in United Kingdom. The water temperature around Staithes varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 6.5°C (43.7°F) in April up to 13.8°C (56.9°F) in the month of July, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Staithes 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 Staithes?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Staithes is ca:
8°C (47°F)

Are there any other surf spots in close proximity to Staithes?

Yes, there are other surf spots close to Staithes. The nearest one is Saltburn, which is only 7.6km (4.7miles) away from Staithes. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Saltburn and its current water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Staithes is Whitby Beach, which is 8.3km (5.2miles) away.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

There are some gorgeous beaches close to Staithes. The closest one is Saltburn-by-the-Sea, which is just 7.7km (4.8miles) away from Staithes. Another good beach near Staithes is Whitby, which is approximately 8.6km (5.4miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Staithes?

The sea temperature at Staithes is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (57°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during spring, sea temperatures drop down to nearly 7°C (44°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Staithes?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during March, April, and May. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during June, July, and August when sea temperatures go up to 9 to 14°C (48-57°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Staithes: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Staithes...

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