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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Ballyheirnan Bay, Ireland

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Ballyheirnan Bay...

Ballyheirnan Bay is a surf spot in Ireland. The water temperature around Ballyheirnan Bay has average variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 7.5°C (45.5°F) in March up to 15.1°C (59.2°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Ballyheirnan Bay 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 Ballyheirnan Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Ballyheirnan Bay is ca:
15°C (59°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Ballyheirnan Bay. A spot, which is not too far away, is West Strand, which is 41.4km (25.7miles) away from Ballyheirnan Bay. Click here to check out more information on West Strand and its water temperature. Another surfspot near Ballyheirnan Bay is East Strand, which is ca 41.9km (26miles) away.

Are there white sand beaches near by?

There are several gorgeous beaches in close proximity to Ballyheirnan Bay. The nearest one is Ballyhiernan, which is only 0.9km (0.5miles) away from Ballyheirnan Bay. Another beach near Ballyheirnan Bay is Portsalon, which is roughly 4km (2.5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Ballyheirnan Bay?

The sea temperature at Ballyheirnan Bay is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (59°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Ballyheirnan Bay. However, during February, March, and April, temperatures come down to approximately 8°C (46°F). During this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Ballyheirnan Bay?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (46-55°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 10 to 15°C (50-59°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Ballyheirnan Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Ballyheirnan Bay...

Do you know what the the city Spadola in Italy, the city Banjar Kertajiwa in Indonesia, and the city Pordenone in Italy have in common with Ballyheirnan Bay? Click on the links to find out...