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

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

Tintagel is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 1820 people. The water temperature around Tintagel varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 7.8°C (46°F) in February up to 15.8°C (60.4°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Tintagel 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 Tintagel?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Tintagel is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close to Tintagel?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Tintagel. The closest one is Trebarwith Strand, which is only 1.4km (4.6miles) away from Tintagel. Click here to check out more information on Trebarwith Strand and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Tintagel are Crackington Haven, which is ca 7.4km (4.6miles) away, and Lundy Bay, located approximately 8.1km (5miles) from Tintagel.

Are there beaches close to Tintagel?

Yes, there are several other nice beaches in proximity to Tintagel. The nearest one is Polzeath, which is just 9.4km (5.8miles) away from Tintagel. Another gorgeous beach near Tintagel is Padstow, which is approximately 11.8km (7.3miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Tintagel?

The water temperature around Tintagel is pretty cold, reaching up to 16°C (60°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Tintagel. However, during late winter, sea temperatures come down to roughly 8°C (46°F). During this time, 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 better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Tintagel?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (46-55°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during June, July, and August when sea temperatures go up to 11 to 16°C (51-60°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Tintagel: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Tintagel...

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