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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Crab Island, Ireland

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Crab Island...

Crab Island is a surf spot in Ireland. The water temperature around Crab Island varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 7.6°C (45.8°F) in February up to 16.3°C (61.3°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Crab Island 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 Crab Island?

The current water temperature in the month of April at Crab Island is approximately:
9°C (48°F)

Are there any other surf spots close to Crab Island?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Crab Island. The closest one is Lahinch beach, which is 6.5km (4miles) away from Crab Island. Click here to check out more information on Lahinch beach and its water temperature. Another surfspot near Crab Island is Fanore, which is roughly 9.4km (5.8miles) away.

Are there beaches near Crab Island?

Yes, there are some other nice beaches in proximity to Crab Island. The nearest one is Lahinch, which is just 6.6km (4.1miles) away from Crab Island. Another beach near Crab Island is Fanore, which is 7.7km (4.8miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Crab Island?

The water temperature at Crab Island is relatively cold, reaching up to 16°C (61°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during late winter, water temperatures drop down to roughly 8°C (46°F). During this time, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, 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 recommended to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Crab Island?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (46-55°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during July, August, and September when water temperatures range from 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Crab Island: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Crab Island...

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