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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Ballycastle, United Kingdom

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

Ballycastle is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a quite little city close to the ocean with a population of 5566 people. The water temperature around Ballycastle has average variability year round. The temperature ranges from 7.1°C (44.7°F) in April up to 13.1°C (55.5°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Ballycastle 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 Ballycastle?

The current water temperature in the month of October near Ballycastle is about:
13°C (55°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Ballycastle. The nearest one is Portballintrae, which is 11.6km (9miles) away from Ballycastle. Click here for more information on Portballintrae and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Ballycastle are White Rocks, which is 14.6km (9miles) away, and East Strand, located ca 15.7km (9.8miles) from Ballycastle.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

No, there are not too many beaches in proximity to Ballycastle. One beach, which is not too far away, is Portstewart Strand, which is 19km (11.8miles) away from Ballycastle. Another beautiful beach near Ballycastle is Culdaff, 36.7km (22.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Ballycastle?

The water temperature around Ballycastle is pretty cold, reaching up to 13°C (56°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during March, April, and May, water temperatures come down to roughly 7°C (45°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Ballycastle?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during August, September, and October when temperatures go up to 8 to 13°C (47-56°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Ballycastle: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Ballycastle...

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