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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Varna, Bulgaria

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

Varna is a coastal city in Bulgaria. It is a comparatively mid-size city close to the ocean with a population of 312770 people. The water temperature around Varna changes significantly year round. The temperature ranges from 4.4°C (39.9°F) in January up to 24.3°C (75.8°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 14°C (57°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Varna 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 Varna?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters near Varna is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are in close proximity to Varna. The next good one is Golden Beach, Thassos, which is more than 238.6km (148.2miles) away from Varna. Click here for more information on Golden Beach, Thassos and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Chorefto, which is ca 364.7km (226.5miles) away from Varna. Another good surfspot is Chorefto, located roughly 364.7km (226.5miles) from Varna.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

Yes, there are several gorgeous beaches near to Varna. The closest one is Golden Sands, which is only 7.8km (4.8miles) away from Varna. Another gorgeous beach near Varna is Albena, which is 12.8km (8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Varna?

The water temperature around Varna is warm, reaching up to 24°C (76°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 1mm wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during winter, temperatures drop down to 4°C (40°F). During this time, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Varna?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (40-49°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 19 to 24°C (67-76°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Varna: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Varna...

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