Best Beaches in Western Europe in January

PICK A MONTH FOR BEST BEACHES IN WESTERN EUROPE

These are the best beaches in Western 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 Western Europe in January

  • 13°C (56°F) Air
    15°C (58°F) Sea
    4.3 Hrs of Sun / Day
    10.1 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 13°C (56°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.3 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 0.9cm (0.4inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 10.1 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 Corsica. Sea temperatures are a cold 15°C (58°F). January is too cold for swimming in Corsica for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 13°C (55°F) Air
    14°C (57°F) Sea
    4.6 Hrs of Sun / Day
    8.9 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 13°C (55°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 50% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.6 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 2.5cm (1.0inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 8.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

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

  • 13°C (55°F) Air
    14°C (57°F) Sea
    4.3 Hrs of Sun / Day
    8.9 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 13°C (55°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.3 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 2.5cm (1.0inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 8.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

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

  • 13°C (55°F) Air
    14°C (57°F) Sea
    4.2 Hrs of Sun / Day
    8.5 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 13°C (55°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.2 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 1.4cm (0.6inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 8.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

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

  • 13°C (55°F) Air
    14°C (57°F) Sea
    4.0 Hrs of Sun / Day
    10.2 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 13°C (55°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 43% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.0 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 5.3cm (2.1inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.2 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 Saint Tropez. Sea temperatures are a cold 14°C (57°F). January is too cold for swimming in Saint Tropez for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 12°C (53°F) Air
    15°C (59°F) Sea
    2.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    15.6 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 12°C (53°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 30% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 2.8 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 1.5cm (0.6inches) making it mostly dry with very rare light showers although there are 15.6 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 Biarritz. Sea temperatures are a cold 15°C (59°F). January is too cold for swimming in Biarritz for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 10°C (51°F) Air
    14°C (58°F) Sea
    2.7 Hrs of Sun / Day
    13.4 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 10°C (51°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 29% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 2.7 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 13.4 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 Arcachon Bay. Sea temperatures are a cold 14°C (58°F). January is too cold for swimming in Arcachon Bay for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 9°C (49°F) Air
    14°C (58°F) Sea
    2.4 Hrs of Sun / Day
    14.8 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 9°C (49°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 27% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 2.4 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 0.9cm (0.4inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 14.8 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 Pays de la Loire. Sea temperatures are a cold 14°C (58°F). January is too cold for swimming in Pays de la Loire for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 9°C (49°F) Air
    14°C (56°F) Sea
    2.3 Hrs of Sun / Day
    21.6 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 9°C (49°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 26% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 2.3 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it very dry with only very light showers although there are 21.6 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 Brittany. Sea temperatures are a cold 14°C (56°F). January is too cold for swimming in Brittany for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 9°C (47°F) Air
    11°C (51°F) Sea
    2.4 Hrs of Sun / Day
    21.8 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 9°C (47°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 28% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 2.4 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it very dry with only very light showers although there are 21.8 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 Jersey. Sea temperatures are a cold 11°C (51°F). January is too cold for swimming in Jersey for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 8°C (46°F) Air
    13°C (56°F) Sea
    2.2 Hrs of Sun / Day
    19.5 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 8°C (46°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 0.8cm (0.3inches) making it mostly dry with very rare light showers although there are 19.5 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 Normandy. Sea temperatures are a cold 13°C (56°F). January is too cold for swimming in Normandy for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 9°C (48°F) Air
    10°C (50°F) Sea
    2.4 Hrs of Sun / Day
    21.5 Days of Rain

    January has average maximum temperatures of 9°C (48°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 28% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 2.4 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 1.4cm (0.6inches) making it very dry with only very light showers although there are 21.5 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 Guernsey. Sea temperatures are a cold 10°C (50°F). January is too cold for swimming in Guernsey for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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