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

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

Swanley is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a quite little city close to the water with a population of 20986 people. The water temperature around Swanley changes dramatically during the year. The temperature ranges from 5.9°C (42.5°F) in February up to 18.9°C (66°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Swanley 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 Swanley?

The current water temperature in the month of July near Swanley is about:
18°C (64°F)

Are there surf spots near Swanley?

There are not too many surf spots close to Swanley. The closest decent spot is Stamco, which is about 41km (25.8miles) away from Swanley. Click here for directions and for more information on Stamco and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Swanley are Hastings pier, which is ca 41.5km (25.8miles) away, and Brighton West Pier, located 42.3km (26.3miles) from Swanley.

Are there beaches near Swanley?

Yes, there are some other beautiful beaches in proximity to Swanley. The closest one is Gourock, which is 6.2km (3.9miles) away from Swanley. Another gorgeous beach near Swanley is Dornoch, which is approximately 12.7km (7.9miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Swanley?

The water temperature around Swanley is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, water temperatures cool down to roughly 6°C (43°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be ok 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 Swanley?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions change during summer when water temperatures go up to 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Swanley: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Swanley...

Do you know what the the city Rio Bananal in Brazil, the city Lancaster in United States, and the city Parlilitan in Indonesia have in common with Swanley? Click on the links to find out...