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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Donabate, Ireland

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

Donabate is a beach in Ireland. The water temperature around Donabate varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 6.9°C (44.5°F) in March up to 14.3°C (57.8°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Donabate 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 Donabate?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Donabate is ca:
14°C (57°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Donabate. A spot that might be worth checking out is Clogherhead, which is just 26km (50miles) away from Donabate. Click here to check out more information on Clogherhead and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Donabate are Hells Mouth, which is roughly 80.5km (50miles) away, and Tramore, located 100.8km (62.6miles) from Donabate.

Are there any other white sand beaches near by?

There are a few beaches close to Donabate. The nearest one is Portrane, which is just 1.6km (1miles) away from Donabate. Another beach near Donabate is Malahide Beach, which is 2.3km (1.4miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Donabate?

The sea temperature at Donabate is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (58°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Donabate. However, during early spring, temperatures drop down to nearly 7°C (44°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Donabate?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°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 July, August, and September when sea temperatures reach 9 to 14°C (49-58°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Donabate: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Donabate...

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