Best Beaches in Northern Europe in January

PICK A MONTH FOR BEST BEACHES IN NORTHERN EUROPE

These are the best beaches in Northern Europe in January, based on average sunshine, sea temperature, rainfall and temperature. Though many factors can come into play when choosing your beach destination, the beach weather will often be a deciding factor. Here we list the top beaches based on the average weather conditions and sea temperature.

Best Beach Destinations in Northern Europe in January

  • 10°C (49°F) Air
    12°C (53°F) Sea
    2.5 Hrs of Sun / Day
    12.3 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 10°C (49°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 29% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 2.5 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 1.5cm (0.6inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 12.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in England. Sea temperatures are a cold 12°C (53°F). January is too cold for swimming in England for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 9°C (48°F) Air
    12°C (53°F) Sea
    2.2 Hrs of Sun / Day
    21.1 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 9°C (48°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 26% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 2.2 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 1.3cm (0.5inches) making it very dry with only very light showers although there are 21.1 days with some rainfall, so on the days it does rain it is only light and intermittent and shouldn't affect your beach enjoyment too much.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Cornwall. Sea temperatures are a cold 12°C (53°F). January is too cold for swimming in Cornwall for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 9°C (48°F) Air
    12°C (53°F) Sea
    1.7 Hrs of Sun / Day
    26.0 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 9°C (48°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 21% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 1.7 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it very dry with only very occasional light showers. There are 26 days with some rainfall, so although many days have some rainfall the rain is sparse and light on those days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Ring of Kerry. Sea temperatures are a cold 12°C (53°F). January is too cold for swimming in Ring of Kerry for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 7°C (45°F) Air
    8°C (47°F) Sea
    1.9 Hrs of Sun / Day
    15.3 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 7°C (45°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 23% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 1.9 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 0.8cm (0.3inches) making it mostly dry with very rare light showers although there are 15.3 days with some rainfall, so on the days it does rain it is only light and intermittent and shouldn't affect your beach enjoyment too much.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Kent. Sea temperatures are a cold 8°C (47°F). January is too cold for swimming in Kent for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 8°C (46°F) Air
    14°C (57°F) Sea
    1.2 Hrs of Sun / Day
    23.3 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 8°C (46°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 16% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with very little sunshine. There are only 1.2 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 2.2cm (0.9inches) making it very dry with only very light showers although there are 23.3 days with some rainfall, so on the days it does rain it is only light and intermittent and shouldn't affect your beach enjoyment too much.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Scotland. Sea temperatures are a cold 14°C (57°F). January is too cold for swimming in Scotland for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 8°C (46°F) Air
    11°C (52°F) Sea
    1.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    16.4 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 8°C (46°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 22% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 1.8 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 5.1cm (2.0inches) making it often dry with only light showers. There are 16.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the clear days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Wales. Sea temperatures are a cold 11°C (52°F). January is too cold for swimming in Wales for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 7°C (45°F) Air
    14°C (57°F) Sea
    1.2 Hrs of Sun / Day
    25.9 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 7°C (45°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 16% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with very little sunshine. There are only 1.2 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 1.1cm (0.4inches) making it very dry with only very occasional light showers. There are 25.9 days with some rainfall, so although many days have some rainfall the rain is sparse and light on those days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Outer Hebrides. Sea temperatures are a cold 14°C (57°F). January is too cold for swimming in Outer Hebrides for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 2°C (35°F) Air
    5°C (42°F) Sea
    0.7 Hrs of Sun / Day
    11.1 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 2°C (35°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 21% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 0.7 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 11.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Lofoten Islands. Sea temperatures are a cold 5°C (42°F). January is too cold for swimming in Lofoten Islands for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 9°C (47°F) Air
    11°C (52°F) Sea
    1.7 Hrs of Sun / Day
    23.2 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 9°C (47°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 21% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 1.7 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 14cm (5.5inches) making it quite rainy but with only moderate showers. There are 23.2 days with some rainfall so there are few clear days to enjoy the beach.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in County Clare. Sea temperatures are a cold 11°C (52°F). January is too cold for swimming in County Clare for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 4°C (39°F) Air
    7°C (45°F) Sea
    1.3 Hrs of Sun / Day
    20.6 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 4°C (39°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 22% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 1.3 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 5.9cm (2.3inches) making it a bit rainy but with mostly light showers although there are 20.6 days with some rainfall, so on the days it does rain it is only light and intermittent and shouldn't affect your beach enjoyment too much.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Iceland. Sea temperatures are a cold 7°C (45°F). January is too cold for swimming in Iceland for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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