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

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

Ballinteer is a coastal city in Ireland. It is a quite dense city close to the ocean with a population of 8547 people. The water temperature around Ballinteer varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 6.9°C (44.5°F) in March up to 14.3°C (57.8°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 Ballinteer 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 Ballinteer?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters near Ballinteer is about:
9°C (49°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Ballinteer. A spot, which is not too far away, is Clogherhead, which is roughly 40.4km (47.8miles) away from Ballinteer. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Clogherhead and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Ballinteer are Hells Mouth, which is approximately 76.9km (47.8miles) away, and Tramore, located roughly 85.7km (53.2miles) from Ballinteer.

Are there beaches close by?

There are a few gorgeous beaches near to Ballinteer. The closest one is Merrion Strand, which is just 3.8km (2.3miles) away from Ballinteer. Another gorgeous beach near Ballinteer is Sandymount Strand, which is ca 4.6km (2.9miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Ballinteer?

The sea temperature around Ballinteer is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (58°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 fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during early spring, sea temperatures cool down to 7°C (44°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 better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Ballinteer?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures reach 9 to 14°C (49-58°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Ballinteer: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Ballinteer...

Do you know what the the city Donskoye in Russia, the city Pratola Serra in Italy, and the city Sant Llorenc dHortons in Spain have in common with Ballinteer? Click on the links to find out...