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

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

Lahinch is a beach in Ireland. The water temperature around Lahinch varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 7.7°C (45.9°F) in February up to 16.5°C (61.7°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 Lahinch 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 Lahinch?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Lahinch is approximately:
12°C (53°F)

Are there surf spots close to Lahinch?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Lahinch. The closest one is Lahinch beach, which is 0.1km (4.1miles) away from Lahinch. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Lahinch beach and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Lahinch are Crab Island, which is approximately 6.6km (4.1miles) away, and Spanish Point Reefs, located 7.5km (4.6miles) from Lahinch.

Are there any other beaches near Lahinch?

Yes, there are some other beautiful beaches in proximity to Lahinch. The closest one is Spanish Point, which is just 7.3km (4.6miles) away from Lahinch. Another beautiful beach near Lahinch is Fanore, which is 12km (7.5miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Lahinch?

The water temperature at Lahinch is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°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 people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures reach lows of roughly 8°C (46°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Lahinch?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary 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. The conditions normally change during summer when water temperatures reach 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Lahinch: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Lahinch...

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