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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Death Bay, United Kingdom

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Death Bay...

Death Bay is a surf spot in United Kingdom. The water temperature around Death Bay has significant variability year round. The temperature ranges from 5.6°C (42°F) in March up to 15.8°C (60.4°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Death Bay 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 Death Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of October at Death Bay is approximately:
14°C (58°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Death Bay. The nearest one is Polzeath, which is only 0.4km (0.2miles) away from Death Bay. Click here for directions and for more information on Polzeath and its current water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Death Bay is Lundy Bay, which is ca 1.9km (1.2miles) away.

Are there beaches close by?

Yes, there are a few other gorgeous beaches close to Death Bay. The closest one is Polzeath, which is only 0.6km (0.4miles) away from Death Bay. Another nice beach near Death Bay is Padstow, which is roughly 2.2km (1.4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Death Bay?

The water temperature at Death Bay is pretty cold, reaching up to 16°C (60°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Death Bay. However, during February, March, and April, temperatures drop down to roughly 6°C (42°F). During this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts 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 scuba diving and fishing close to Death Bay?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (42-51°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions usually change during June, July, and August when temperatures reach 11 to 16°C (51-60°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Death Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Death Bay...

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