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

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

Dartmouth is a beach in England. The water temperature around Dartmouth changes moderately throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 7.1°C (44.7°F) in March up to 16.6°C (61.8°F) in the month of July, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Dartmouth 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 Dartmouth?

The current water temperature in the month of November at Dartmouth is ca:
13°C (55°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Dartmouth. The closest one is Bantham, which is just 14.5km (9miles) away from Dartmouth. Click here for directions and for more information on Bantham and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Dartmouth are Bantham Rivermouth, which is 14.5km (9miles) away, and Challabrough, located approximately 14.8km (9.2miles) from Dartmouth.

Are there any other sandy beaches located close to Dartmouth?

There are several nice beaches near to Dartmouth. The closest one is Brixham, which is 4.1km (2.5miles) away from Dartmouth. Another beautiful beach near Dartmouth is Goodrington, which is roughly 4.5km (2.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Dartmouth?

The sea temperature at Dartmouth is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Dartmouth. However, during February, March, and April, temperatures drop down to approximately 7°C (45°F). During this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Dartmouth?

Due to significant water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during June, July, and August when temperatures range from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Dartmouth: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Dartmouth...

Do you know what the the island Gardner in the United States, the city Atlantic Beach in the United States, and the city Arenas del Rey in the Spain have in common with Dartmouth? Click on the links to find out...