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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Puffin, Republic of Ireland

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

Puffin is an island in the Republic of Ireland. It is one of the islands of the island group. The water temperature around Puffin varies extremely during the year. The temperature ranges from 8.2°C (46.7°F) in January up to 18.2°C (64.8°F) in the month of July, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Puffin 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 Puffin?

The current water temperature in the month of June in the waters around Puffin is ca:
11°C (51°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Puffin. A good spot nearby is Coumeenole, which is about 18.9km (13.3miles) away from Puffin. Click here for directions and for more information on Coumeenole and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Puffin are Inch Reef, which is roughly 21.4km (13.3miles) away, and Inch Strand Kerry spot, located ca 27.3km (17miles) from Puffin.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

There are other gorgeous beaches in proximity to Puffin. The closest one is Ballinskelligs, which is 5.8km (3.6miles) away from Puffin. Another fun beach near Puffin is Derrynane, which is ca 13.2km (8.2miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Puffin?

The sea temperature around Puffin is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (65°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during December, January, and February, sea temperatures come down to roughly 8°C (47°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Puffin?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (47-56°F) during December, January, and February. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during summer when temperatures reach 13 to 18°C (56-65°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Puffin: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Puffin...

Do you know what the the city Fairhaven in the United States, the city Savignano sul Panaro in the Italy, and the city Palopo in the Indonesia have in common with Puffin? Click on the links to find out...