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

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

Blessington is a coastal city in Ireland. It is a relatively small coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 5010 people. The water temperature around Blessington varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 6.9°C (44.5°F) in March up to 13.9°C (57°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Blessington 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 Blessington?

The current water temperature in the month of July in the waters close to Blessington is approximately:
13°C (55°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Blessington. A spot that might be worth checking out is Clogherhead, which is 49km (46.3miles) away from Blessington. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Clogherhead and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Blessington are Tramore, which is roughly 74.6km (46.3miles) away, and Annestown, located roughly 78.3km (48.6miles) from Blessington.

Are there beaches near by?

Yes, there are other beaches in close proximity to Blessington. The closest one is Merrion Strand, which is just 17km (10.6miles) away from Blessington. Another gorgeous beach near Blessington is Sandymount Strand, which is 17.7km (11miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Blessington?

The water temperature around Blessington is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (57°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-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, water temperatures drop down to nearly 7°C (44°F). During this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended 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 advisable to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Blessington?

Due to relatively large sea 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 are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during summer when temperatures go up to 9 to 14°C (48-57°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Blessington: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Blessington...

Do you know what the the city Saint-Eustache-la-Foret in France, the city Nea Ionia in Greece, and the city Az Zarqa in Egypt have in common with Blessington? Click on the links to find out...