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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Whitley Bay, England

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Whitley Bay...

Whitley Bay is a beach in England. The water temperature around Whitley Bay changes slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 5.5°C (41.9°F) in February up to 13.5°C (56.3°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Whitley Bay 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 Whitley Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of April at Whitley Bay is approximately:
6°C (43°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Whitley Bay. The closest one is Tynemouth Longsands, which is 1.7km (2.5miles) away from Whitley Bay. Click here for directions and for more information on Tynemouth Longsands and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Whitley Bay are South Shields, which is ca 4km (2.5miles) away, and Blyth Beach, located 4.8km (3miles) from Whitley Bay.

Are there any other beautiful beaches close by?

Yes, there are several beautiful beaches in close proximity to Whitley Bay. The closest one is Cullercoats, which is 1.1km (0.7miles) away from Whitley Bay. Another beach near Whitley Bay is Tynemouth, which is roughly 2.2km (1.4miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Whitley Bay?

The water temperature at Whitley Bay is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (56°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Whitley Bay. However, during late winter, temperatures come down to approximately 6°C (42°F). During this time, a 5/4 wetsuit is required 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 windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Whitley Bay?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (42-51°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures range from 9 to 14°C (47-56°F). Fish that can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Whitley Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Whitley Bay...

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