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

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

Carrickfinn is a beach in Ireland. The water temperature around Carrickfinn varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 6.8°C (44.2°F) in December up to 15.1°C (59.1°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 Carrickfinn 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 Carrickfinn?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Carrickfinn is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Carrickfinn. A spot that might be worth checking out is Ballyheirnan Bay, which is roughly 28.2km (22miles) away from Carrickfinn. Click here to check out more information on Ballyheirnan Bay and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Carrickfinn are Rossnowlagh, which is ca 35.4km (22miles) away, and Tullan Strand, located roughly 38.3km (23.8miles) from Carrickfinn.

Are there any other gorgeous beaches near by?

There are more beaches near to Carrickfinn. The nearest one is Portarthur, which is just 3.5km (2.2miles) away from Carrickfinn. Another gorgeous beach near Carrickfinn is Drumnatinny, which is 11.3km (7miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Carrickfinn?

The sea temperature at Carrickfinn 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 required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during early winter, temperatures come down to approximately 7°C (44°F). During this time, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Carrickfinn?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during summer when water temperatures reach 10 to 15°C (50-59°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Carrickfinn: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Carrickfinn...

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