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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Swansea, England

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

Swansea is a beach in England. The water temperature around Swansea has average variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 7.1°C (44.8°F) in February up to 16.8°C (62.2°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 Swansea 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 Swansea?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Swansea is approximately:
16°C (61°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Swansea. The nearest one is Bracklesham Bay, which is only 8km (5.4miles) away from Swansea. Click here for more information on Bracklesham Bay and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Swansea are East Witterings, which is roughly 8.7km (5.4miles) away, and West Wittering, located roughly 10.1km (6.3miles) from Swansea.

Are there any other nice beaches near by?

Yes, there are a few other beaches close to Swansea. The nearest one is Bognor Regis, which is only 0.3km (0.2miles) away from Swansea. Another fun beach near Swansea is Littlehampton, which is ca 6.5km (4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Swansea?

The water temperature at Swansea 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 required to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Swansea. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures drop down to 7°C (45°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some 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 have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Swansea?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during summer when temperatures range from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Swansea: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Swansea...

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