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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Woolacombe, England

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

Woolacombe is a beach in England. The water temperature around Woolacombe changes slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 7.4°C (45.3°F) in February up to 16.2°C (61.1°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Woolacombe 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 Woolacombe?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Woolacombe is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near Woolacombe?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Woolacombe. The nearest one is Woolacombe bay, which is only 0.5km (0.4miles) away from Woolacombe. Click here for more information on Woolacombe bay and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Woolacombe are Coombesgate Beach, which is 0.6km (0.4miles) away, and Putsborough Beach, located ca 2.1km (1.3miles) from Woolacombe.

Are there any other nice beaches close by?

Yes, there are some other gorgeous beaches in proximity to Woolacombe. The nearest one is Ilfracombe, which is 4.1km (2.6miles) away from Woolacombe. Another beach near Woolacombe is Westward Ho!, which is 9.3km (5.8miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Woolacombe?

The water temperature at Woolacombe 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 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, water temperatures drop down to roughly 7°C (45°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold 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 Woolacombe?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during fall when sea temperatures range from 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Woolacombe: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Woolacombe...

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