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

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

Carlingford is a coastal city in Ireland. It is a quite dense city close to the ocean with a population of 1045 people. The water temperature around Carlingford has extreme variability year round. The temperature ranges from 7.3°C (45.2°F) in February up to 17.8°C (64°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Carlingford 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 Carlingford?

The current water temperature in the month of July in the waters near Carlingford is about:
15°C (58°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Carlingford. The closest decent spot is Clogherhead, which is about 12.8km (51.1miles) away from Carlingford. Click here for more information on Clogherhead and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Carlingford are West Strand, which is ca 82.3km (51.1miles) away, and White Rocks, located 82.3km (51.1miles) from Carlingford.

Are there beaches located close to Carlingford?

There are not many beaches close to Carlingford. A good beach nearby is Clogherhead, which is 17.3km (10.7miles) away from Carlingford. Another beach near Carlingford is Shelling Hill Templetown, approximately 20.9km (13miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Carlingford?

The sea temperature around Carlingford is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (64°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during January, February, and March, temperatures come down to 7°C (45°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Carlingford?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout 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 January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Carlingford: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Carlingford...

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