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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Long Strand, Ireland

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Long Strand...

Long Strand is a surf spot in Ireland. The water temperature around Long Strand changes slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 8.5°C (47.3°F) in February up to 15.7°C (60.2°F) in the month of July, 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 summer, since Long Strand 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 Long Strand?

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

Are there any other surf spots close to Long Strand?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Long Strand. The closest one is Longstrand, which is 0.1km (0.1miles) away from Long Strand. Click here for more information on Longstrand and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Long Strand is Ownahincha, which is approximately 1.7km (1miles) away.

Are there nice beaches close to Long Strand?

Yes, there are several other nice beaches in close proximity to Long Strand. The nearest one is Ross Beach, which is 1.9km (1.2miles) away from Long Strand. Another beautiful beach near Long Strand is Owenahincha, which is ca 2.1km (1.3miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Long Strand?

The water temperature at Long Strand is pretty cold, reaching up to 16°C (60°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 4/3 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 good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during late winter, temperatures drop down to roughly 9°C (47°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Long Strand?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 9 to 14°C (47-56°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during June, July, and August when sea temperatures range from 11 to 16°C (51-60°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Long Strand: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Long Strand...

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