Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Blackrock, Ireland
Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Blackrock...
Blackrock is a coastal city in Ireland.
It is a comparatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 3000 people.
The water temperature around Blackrock varies slightly throughout the year.
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 shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Blackrock 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 Blackrock?
The current water temperature in the month of August in the waters close to Blackrock is approximately:
Are there surf spots close by?
There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Blackrock. A spot, which is not too far away, is Clogherhead, which is 8.9km (52.7miles) away from Blackrock. Click here
for directions and to check out more information on Clogherhead and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Blackrock are Rossnowlagh
, which is ca 84.9km (52.7miles) away, and Tullan Strand
, located 84.9km (52.8miles) from Blackrock.
Are there nice beaches near by?
Yes, there are several gorgeous beaches in close proximity to Blackrock. The closest one is Clogherhead
, which is just 13km (8.1miles) away from Blackrock. Another gorgeous beach near Blackrock is Shelling Hill Templetown
, which is roughly 13.5km (8.4miles) away.
What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Blackrock?
The water temperature around Blackrock 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 recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Blackrock. Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, temperatures drop down to 7°C (44°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.
How is the scuba diving and fishing near Blackrock?
Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions usually change during summer when temperatures range from 9 to 14°C (49-58°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.
Directions to Blackrock: How do I get there?
Please follow the directions in the map below.
Interesting facts about Blackrock...
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