Sea Temperature

Sea Temperatures Cote d’Azur

The current trend is towards milder sea temperatures Cote d’Azur particularly from the middle towards the end of the season.  In 2010 for the first time in many years the water temperature peaked at between 28 and 29 degrees celcius for a number of weeks in late July and early August.  As late as mid November 2006  surface water temperatures were holding at 20 degrees.  This is a trend towards a longer season and for this reason we now open between late March and mid November.

The following table gives a reasonably accurate comparison between UK and French Med sea temperatures year round (based on the Channel):

Month Mediterranean (French Riviera) English Channel (South West England)
January 14 10
February 13 9.5
March 13 9
April 16 9.5
May 18 11
June 21 13
July 25 15.5
August 26 16.5
September 23 15.5
October 20 14
November 17 13
December 15 11