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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Portstewart Strand, Northern Ireland

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Portstewart Strand...

Portstewart Strand is a beach in Northern Ireland. The water temperature around Portstewart Strand has average variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 7.2°C (45°F) in April up to 13.5°C (56.3°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Portstewart Strand 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 Portstewart Strand?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Portstewart Strand is ca:
14°C (56°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Portstewart Strand. The nearest one is West Strand, which is just 3.1km (2.4miles) away from Portstewart Strand. Click here for directions and to check out more information on West Strand and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Portstewart Strand are East Strand, which is ca 3.9km (2.4miles) away, and White Rocks, located 4.8km (3miles) from Portstewart Strand.

Are there any other sandy beaches near by?

There are a few beaches near to Portstewart Strand. The closest one is Culdaff, which is only 19km (11.8miles) away from Portstewart Strand. Another fun beach near Portstewart Strand is Lisfannon, which is roughly 30.1km (18.7miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Portstewart Strand?

The sea temperature at Portstewart Strand is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (56°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 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during spring, water temperatures drop down to roughly 7°C (45°F). During this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Portstewart Strand?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions change during July, August, and September when water temperatures go up to 9 to 14°C (47-56°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Portstewart Strand: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Portstewart Strand...

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