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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Laxey, Isle of Man

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

Laxey is a coastal city in the Isle of Man. It is a comparatively little coastal town close to the water with a population of 1768 people. The water temperature around Laxey changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 6.8°C (44.2°F) in March up to 14.2°C (57.5°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Laxey 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 Laxey?

The current water temperature in the month of February near Laxey is approximately:
9°C (48°F)

Are there surf spots near Laxey?

There are not too many surf spots close to Laxey. A spot, which is not too far away, is Clogherhead, which is just 79.4km (61miles) away from Laxey. Click here for more information on Clogherhead and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Laxey are Hells Mouth, which is approximately 98.3km (61miles) away, and Portballintrae, located roughly 108.6km (67.4miles) from Laxey.

Are there nice beaches near by?

No, there are not too many beaches in proximity to Laxey. The closest decent beach is Saltcoats, which is 40.5km (25.1miles) away from Laxey. Another beach near Laxey is Roanhead, ca 48km (29.8miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Laxey?

The water temperature around Laxey is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (58°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Laxey. Nevertheless, during early spring, sea temperatures reach lows of 7°C (44°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some people might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods 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 scuba diving and fishing close to Laxey?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during fall when sea temperatures go up to 9 to 14°C (49-58°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Laxey: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Laxey...

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