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

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

Torquay is a beach in England. The water temperature around Torquay varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 7.1°C (44.7°F) in March up to 16.6°C (61.8°F) in the month of July, 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 summer, since Torquay 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 Torquay?

The current water temperature in the month of April at Torquay is approximately:
9°C (49°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Torquay. A spot that might be worth checking out is BoneYard Exmouth, which is just 12.2km (12.6miles) away from Torquay. Click here to check out more information on BoneYard Exmouth and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Torquay are Bantham, which is ca 20.3km (12.6miles) away, and Challabrough, located 20.4km (12.7miles) from Torquay.

Are there any other beaches near by?

Yes, there are several beaches close to Torquay. The nearest one is English Riviera, which is just 0km (0miles) away from Torquay. Another good beach near Torquay is Paignton, which is ca 2.5km (1.6miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Torquay?

The water temperature at Torquay is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Torquay. However, during February, March, and April, water temperatures come down to approximately 7°C (45°F). During this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Torquay?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions usually change during June, July, and August when temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Torquay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Torquay...

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