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

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

Merrion Strand is a beach in Ireland. The water temperature around Merrion Strand changes slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 6.9°C (44.5°F) in March up to 14.3°C (57.8°F) in the month of August, 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 late summer, since Merrion 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 Merrion Strand?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Merrion Strand is approximately:
14°C (57°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Merrion Strand. The next good one is Clogherhead, which is 37.2km (47.6miles) away from Merrion Strand. Click here for more information on Clogherhead and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Merrion Strand are Hells Mouth, which is 76.6km (47.6miles) away, and Tramore, located roughly 89.5km (55.6miles) from Merrion Strand.

Are there any other beautiful beaches close to Merrion Strand?

Yes, there are a few other nice beaches in close proximity to Merrion Strand. The nearest one is Sandymount Strand, which is 0.8km (0.5miles) away from Merrion Strand. Another beach near Merrion Strand is Dollymount Strand, which is approximately 3.4km (2.1miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Merrion Strand?

The water temperature at Merrion Strand is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (58°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during early spring, sea temperatures cool down to approximately 7°C (44°F). During this time, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some 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 carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Merrion 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 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during summer when sea temperatures go up to 9 to 14°C (49-58°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Merrion Strand: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Merrion Strand...

Do you know what the the island Asinara in Italy, the city Betelu in Spain, and the city Havre-Saint-Pierre in Canada have in common with Merrion Strand? Click on the links to find out...