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

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

Ballybunion is a surf spot in Ireland. The water temperature around Ballybunion changes moderately year round. The temperature ranges from 7.9°C (46.3°F) in March up to 16.6°C (61.9°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Ballybunion 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 Ballybunion?

The current water temperature in the month of April at Ballybunion is ca:
11°C (51°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in proximity to Ballybunion. The nearest one is Banna Strand-Sandy Lane, which is only 13.4km (8.3miles) away from Ballybunion. Click here for directions and for more information on Banna Strand-Sandy Lane and its current water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Ballybunion is Doughmore Beach, which is roughly 18.5km (11.5miles) away.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

There are several gorgeous beaches close to Ballybunion. The closest one is Ballybunion North, which is 0.3km (0.2miles) away from Ballybunion. Another nice beach near Ballybunion is Ballybunion South, which is approximately 0.3km (0.2miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Ballybunion?

The sea temperature at Ballybunion is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Ballybunion. Nevertheless, during early spring, water temperatures come down to nearly 8°C (46°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some 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 better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Ballybunion?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (46-55°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during summer when water temperatures range from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Ballybunion: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

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