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

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

Fountainstown is a beach in Ireland. The water temperature around Fountainstown changes slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 9.1°C (48.4°F) in January up to 17.2°C (62.9°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Fountainstown 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 Fountainstown?

The current water temperature in the month of February at Fountainstown is about:
9°C (49°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Fountainstown. The nearest one is Inch Cork Area, which is 7km (8.6miles) away from Fountainstown. Click here for directions and for more information on Inch Cork Area and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Fountainstown are Garretstown, which is ca 13.8km (8.6miles) away, and Inchydoney, located approximately 25.7km (16miles) from Fountainstown.

Are there any other beaches near by?

There are several beaches in close proximity to Fountainstown. The closest one is Cappagh Pier, which is 9.2km (5.7miles) away from Fountainstown. Another good beach near Fountainstown is Coolmaine, which is roughly 10.5km (6.6miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Fountainstown?

The sea temperature at Fountainstown is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Fountainstown. Nevertheless, during December, January, and February, temperatures cool down to 9°C (48°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some people might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods 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 Fountainstown?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 9 to 14°C (48-57°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during summer when temperatures range from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Fountainstown: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Fountainstown...

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