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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Dartford, United Kingdom

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

Dartford is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a quite mid-size city close to the ocean with a population of 56694 people. The water temperature around Dartford changes significantly during the year. The temperature ranges from 5.9°C (42.5°F) in February up to 18.9°C (66°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Dartford 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 near Dartford?

The current water temperature in the month of August in the waters near Dartford is about:
19°C (66°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Dartford. A spot that might be worth checking out is Stamco, which is roughly 43.3km (27.1miles) away from Dartford. Click here for directions and for more information on Stamco and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Dartford are Hastings pier, which is roughly 43.7km (27.1miles) away, and Brighton West Pier, located approximately 46km (28.6miles) from Dartford.

Are there beaches near by?

There are several beaches near to Dartford. The closest one is Gourock, which is 6.9km (4.3miles) away from Dartford. Another gorgeous beach near Dartford is Dornoch, which is roughly 12.3km (7.6miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Dartford?

The sea temperature around Dartford is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required 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 around Dartford. However, during late winter, sea temperatures come down to roughly 6°C (43°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Dartford?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when water temperatures reach 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Dartford: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Dartford...

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