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

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

Tenby is a beach in England. The water temperature around Tenby has significant variability year round. 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 shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Tenby 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 Tenby?

The current water temperature in the month of July at Tenby is ca:
18°C (64°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Tenby. A good spot nearby is Shoreham, which is just 50.7km (31.5miles) away from Tenby. Click here for directions and for more information on Shoreham and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Tenby are Hot pipe, which is roughly 50.7km (31.5miles) away, and Brighton West Pier, located roughly 50.9km (31.6miles) from Tenby.

Are there any other white sand beaches close by?

There are other beautiful beaches close to Tenby. The closest one is Dornoch, which is only 4km (2.5miles) away from Tenby. Another nice beach near Tenby is Gourock, which is roughly 10.3km (6.4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Tenby?

The sea temperature at Tenby 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 required to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Tenby. Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures come down to 6°C (43°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Tenby?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during summer when sea temperatures reach 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Tenby: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Tenby...

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