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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Doheny State Beach, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Doheny State Beach...

Doheny State Beach is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Doheny State Beach has average variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 14.4°C (57.9°F) in February up to 20.3°C (68.6°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (63°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Doheny State Beach 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 Doheny State Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of March at Doheny State Beach is ca:
15°C (59°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Doheny State Beach. The closest one is Doheny, which is just 0.4km (1.1miles) away from Doheny State Beach. Click here for directions and for more information on Doheny and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Doheny State Beach are Dana Point, which is 1.8km (1.1miles) away, and Salt Creek : Gravels, located roughly 2.4km (1.5miles) from Doheny State Beach.

Are there any other sandy beaches located close to Doheny State Beach?

There are several nice beaches near to Doheny State Beach. The closest one is Capistrano Beach, which is only 0.8km (0.5miles) away from Doheny State Beach. Another fun beach near Doheny State Beach is Poche Beach, which is approximately 2.6km (1.6miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Doheny State Beach?

The sea temperature at Doheny State Beach is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (69°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Doheny State Beach. Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures reach lows of approximately 14°C (58°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Doheny State Beach?

Due to significant water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (58-67°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during summer when water temperatures range from 15 to 20°C (60-69°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Doheny State Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Doheny State Beach...

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