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

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

Portsalon is a beach in Ireland. The water temperature around Portsalon changes moderately throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 7.5°C (45.5°F) in March up to 15.1°C (59.2°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 Portsalon 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 Portsalon?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Portsalon is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near Portsalon?

There are not too many surf spots close to Portsalon. A spot, which is not too far away, is Ballyheirnan Bay, which is just 4km (24miles) away from Portsalon. Click here for directions and for more information on Ballyheirnan Bay and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Portsalon are West Strand, which is ca 38.6km (24miles) away, and East Strand, located approximately 39.1km (24.3miles) from Portsalon.

Are there any other beautiful beaches near by?

Yes, there are several other gorgeous beaches close to Portsalon. The closest one is Ballyhiernan, which is 4km (2.5miles) away from Portsalon. Another nice beach near Portsalon is Rathmullan, which is roughly 8.5km (5.3miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Portsalon?

The water temperature at Portsalon 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 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during February, March, and April, sea temperatures drop down to approximately 8°C (46°F). During this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly 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 Portsalon?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (46-55°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions normally change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 10 to 15°C (50-59°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Portsalon: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Portsalon...

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