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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Whitby Beach, United Kingdom

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Whitby Beach...

Whitby Beach is a surf spot in United Kingdom. The water temperature around Whitby Beach has slight variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 6.2°C (43.1°F) in February up to 14.1°C (57.5°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Whitby Beach 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 Whitby Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of February at Whitby Beach is approximately:
6°C (43°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Whitby Beach. The closest one is Admirals, which is just 1km (0.6miles) away from Whitby Beach. Click here for directions and for more information on Admirals and its current water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Whitby Beach is Staithes, which is 8.3km (5.2miles) away.

Are there nice beaches in close proximity to Whitby Beach?

Yes, there are more nice beaches near to Whitby Beach. The closest one is Whitby, which is only 0.3km (0.2miles) away from Whitby Beach. Another fun beach near Whitby Beach is Saltburn-by-the-Sea, which is approximately 15.7km (9.7miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Whitby Beach?

The water temperature at Whitby Beach is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (57°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 4/3 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-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during January, February, and March, temperatures drop down to approximately 6°C (43°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Whitby Beach?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during June, July, and August when temperatures range from 9 to 14°C (48-57°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Whitby Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Whitby Beach...

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