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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Wissant, France

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

Wissant is a surf spot in France. The water temperature around Wissant changes slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 7°C (44.6°F) in March up to 16.1°C (60.9°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Wissant 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 Wissant?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Wissant is about:
16°C (61°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Wissant. The closest one is Tardinghen, which is only 2km (1.3miles) away from Wissant. Click here for directions and for more information on Tardinghen and its current water temperature. Another surfspot near Wissant is Cap Griz Nez, which is ca 3.2km (2miles) away.

Are there beautiful beaches close to Wissant?

No, there are not too many beaches close to Wissant. A good beach nearby is Folkestone, which is just 25.1km (15.6miles) away from Wissant. Another beach near Wissant is Deal, which is 25.7km (15.9miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Wissant?

The water temperature at Wissant is relatively cold, reaching up to 16°C (61°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 more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Wissant. However, during early spring, temperatures reach lows of approximately 7°C (45°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold 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 close to Wissant?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during August, September, and October when water temperatures reach 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Wissant: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Wissant...

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