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

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

Dunbar is a beach in England. The water temperature around Dunbar has moderate variability year round. The temperature ranges from 5°C (41°F) in February up to 13°C (55.4°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Dunbar 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 Dunbar?

The current water temperature in the month of March at Dunbar is about:
5°C (42°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Dunbar?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Dunbar. The nearest one is Pease Bay, which is 9.7km (11.2miles) away from Dunbar. Click here to check out more information on Pease Bay and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Dunbar are Coldingham Bay, which is approximately 18km (11.2miles) away, and Bamburgh, located approximately 41.8km (25.9miles) from Dunbar.

Are there any other gorgeous beaches close by?

There are not too many beaches in proximity to Dunbar. One beach, which is not too far away, is North Berwick, which is 26.2km (16.3miles) away from Dunbar. Another nice beach near Dunbar is Burntisland, roughly 26.2km (16.3miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Dunbar?

The sea temperature at Dunbar is pretty cold, reaching up to 13°C (55°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during January, February, and March, temperatures come down to roughly 5°C (41°F). During these months, 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 advisable to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Dunbar?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 8 to 13°C (46-55°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Dunbar: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Dunbar...

Do you know what the the city Freeland in the United States, the city Sallertaine in the France, and Dana Fracture Zone have in common with Dunbar? Click on the links to find out...