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

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

Ashford is a coastal city in Ireland. It is a quite dense city close to the water with a population of 1449 people. The water temperature around Ashford varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 7.4°C (45.3°F) in February up to 13.9°C (57°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Ashford 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 near Ashford?

The current water temperature in the month of November near Ashford is about:
12°C (53°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Ashford?

There are not many surf spots close to Ashford. A good spot nearby is Clogherhead, which is roughly 59km (40.7miles) away from Ashford. Click here to check out more information on Clogherhead and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Ashford are Hells Mouth, which is roughly 65.5km (40.7miles) away, and Tramore, located roughly 72.9km (45.3miles) from Ashford.

Are there gorgeous beaches close by?

There are several other gorgeous beaches near to Ashford. The nearest one is Brittas Bay North, which is just 8.7km (5.4miles) away from Ashford. Another fun beach near Ashford is Brittas Bay South, which is roughly 8.7km (5.4miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Ashford?

The sea temperature around Ashford is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (57°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 scuba diving . However, during late winter, temperatures come down to 7°C (45°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Ashford?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures reach 9 to 14°C (48-57°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Ashford: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Ashford...

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