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

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

Kinsale is a coastal city in Ireland. It is a quite dense city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 3843 people. The water temperature around Kinsale has slight variability year round. 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 Kinsale 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 Kinsale?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters near Kinsale is about:
9°C (49°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Kinsale. The nearest one is Garretstown, which is 5km (9.9miles) away from Kinsale. Click here to check out more information on Garretstown and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Kinsale are Inch Cork Area, which is roughly 16km (9.9miles) away, and Inchydoney, located 16.3km (10.1miles) from Kinsale.

Are there beaches close by?

There are more gorgeous beaches in close proximity to Kinsale. The nearest one is Cappagh Pier, which is only 0.5km (0.3miles) away from Kinsale. Another fun beach near Kinsale is Garrylucas, which is roughly 4.7km (2.9miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Kinsale?

The sea temperature around Kinsale 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 feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during winter, temperatures come down to roughly 9°C (48°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Kinsale?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 9 to 14°C (48-57°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during July, August, and September when water temperatures range from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Kinsale: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Kinsale...

Do you know what the the city Cosoleto in Italy, the island Saint Simons in United States, and Naturaliste Fracture Zone have in common with Kinsale? Click on the links to find out...