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

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

Ballinskelligs is a beach in Ireland. The water temperature around Ballinskelligs has moderate variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 8.6°C (47.5°F) in February up to 15.1°C (59.3°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Ballinskelligs 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 Ballinskelligs?

The current water temperature in the month of March at Ballinskelligs is approximately:
10°C (49°F)

Are there surf spots close to Ballinskelligs?

There are not too many surf spots close to Ballinskelligs. The closest decent spot is Inch Reef, which is 20.7km (13.2miles) away from Ballinskelligs. Click here for directions and for more information on Inch Reef and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Ballinskelligs are Coumeenole, which is roughly 21.2km (13.2miles) away, and Inch Strand Kerry spot, located roughly 24.5km (15.2miles) from Ballinskelligs.

Are there any other beaches near Ballinskelligs?

Yes, there are some other beautiful beaches in close proximity to Ballinskelligs. The closest one is Derrynane, which is only 7.7km (4.8miles) away from Ballinskelligs. Another gorgeous beach near Ballinskelligs is Rossbeigh, which is ca 20.1km (12.5miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Ballinskelligs?

The water temperature at Ballinskelligs is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (59°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Ballinskelligs. However, during late winter, sea temperatures reach lows of nearly 9°C (47°F). During this season, 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 amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Ballinskelligs?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 9 to 14°C (47-56°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during August, September, and October when water temperatures go up to 10 to 15°C (50-59°F). Fish that can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Ballinskelligs: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Ballinskelligs...

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