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

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

Balbriggan is a beach in Ireland. The water temperature around Balbriggan changes slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 7.4°C (45.3°F) in February up to 15.2°C (59.3°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Balbriggan 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 Balbriggan?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Balbriggan is approximately:
9°C (48°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Balbriggan. A good spot nearby is Clogherhead, which is about 17.4km (53.8miles) away from Balbriggan. Click here for more information on Clogherhead and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Balbriggan are Hells Mouth, which is 86.7km (53.8miles) away, and Bundoran, located roughly 103.7km (64.4miles) from Balbriggan.

Are there any other nice beaches close by?

Yes, there are a few other beautiful beaches in proximity to Balbriggan. The nearest one is Skerries, which is 3.6km (2.2miles) away from Balbriggan. Another nice beach near Balbriggan is Laytown Bettystown, which is 5.5km (3.4miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Balbriggan?

The water temperature at Balbriggan is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (59°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Balbriggan. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures drop down to nearly 7°C (45°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Balbriggan?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during summer when temperatures reach 10 to 15°C (50-59°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Balbriggan: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Balbriggan...

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