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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Whitesands, Wales

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

Whitesands is a beach in Wales. The water temperature around Whitesands changes extremely during the year. The temperature ranges from 5.6°C (42.1°F) in February up to 16.7°C (62.1°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Whitesands 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 Whitesands?

The current water temperature in the month of July at Whitesands is approximately:
15°C (59°F)

Are there surf spots close to Whitesands?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Whitesands. The closest one is Southerndown, which is 18.3km (12miles) away from Whitesands. Click here for more information on Southerndown and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Whitesands are Ogmore, which is ca 19.4km (12miles) away, and Rest Bay, located ca 22.6km (14.1miles) from Whitesands.

Are there any other nice beaches close by?

Yes, there are some beautiful beaches in close proximity to Whitesands. The nearest one is Aberystwyth, which is 4.3km (2.7miles) away from Whitesands. Another gorgeous beach near Whitesands is Penarth, which is ca 6.6km (4.1miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Whitesands?

The water temperature at Whitesands is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during late winter, water temperatures come down to 6°C (42°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Whitesands?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (42-51°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during August, September, and October when water temperatures range from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Whitesands: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Whitesands...

Do you know what the the city Jonquerettes in France, the city Milbridge in United States, and the island Saint Agnes in United Kingdom have in common with Whitesands? Click on the links to find out...