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

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

Portarthur is a beach in Ireland. The water temperature around Portarthur varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 6.8°C (44.2°F) in December up to 15.1°C (59.1°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Portarthur 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 Portarthur?

The current water temperature in the month of October at Portarthur is about:
13°C (55°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Portarthur. The next good one is Ballyheirnan Bay, which is roughly 25.1km (23.7miles) away from Portarthur. Click here to check out more information on Ballyheirnan Bay and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Portarthur are Rossnowlagh, which is approximately 38.1km (23.7miles) away, and Tullan Strand, located approximately 41.1km (25.5miles) from Portarthur.

Are there any other gorgeous beaches located close to Portarthur?

There are several nice beaches near to Portarthur. The nearest one is Carrickfinn, which is just 3.5km (2.2miles) away from Portarthur. Another fun beach near Portarthur is Drumnatinny, which is roughly 8km (5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Portarthur?

The sea temperature at Portarthur is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (59°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during November, December, and January, temperatures drop down to approximately 7°C (44°F). During this time, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Portarthur?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 10 to 15°C (50-59°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Portarthur: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Portarthur...

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