Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Villefranche-sur-Mer...
Villefranche-sur-Mer is a coastal city in France.
It is a fairly dense town close to the ocean with a population of 7105 people.
The water temperature around Villefranche-sur-Mer changes significantly year round.
The temperature ranges from 13.2°C (55.7°F) in February up to 24.4°C (75.9°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Villefranche-sur-Mer 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 Villefranche-sur-Mer?
The current water temperature in the month of October in the waters around Villefranche-sur-Mer is ca:
Are there surf spots close by?
There are not many surf spots in proximity to Villefranche-sur-Mer. The closest decent spot is Alassio, which is about 47.7km (31.7miles) away from Villefranche-sur-Mer. Click here
for directions and to check out more information on Alassio and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Villefranche-sur-Mer are Albenga
, which is ca 51.1km (31.7miles) away, and Finale Ligure
, located ca 60.4km (37.5miles) from Villefranche-sur-Mer.
Are there sandy beaches close by?
There are several beautiful beaches in proximity to Villefranche-sur-Mer. The closest one is Bora Bora
, which is only 6km (3.7miles) away from Villefranche-sur-Mer. Another gorgeous beach near Villefranche-sur-Mer is Ventimiglia
, which is roughly 16.1km (10miles) away.
What kind of wetsuit is needed for Villefranche-sur-Mer?
The sea temperature around Villefranche-sur-Mer 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 light top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be fine without a rashguard or thin wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Villefranche-sur-Mer. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures drop down to nearly 13°C (56°F). During this time, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.
How is the diving and fishing near Villefranche-sur-Mer?
Due to significant water temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (56-65°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during summer when temperatures range from 19 to 24°C (67-76°F). Fish that can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.
Directions to Villefranche-sur-Mer: How do I get there?
Please follow the directions in the map below.
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