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

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

Sherkin is an island in the Republic of Ireland. It is one of the islands of the Islands of Roaringwater Bay island group. The water temperature around Sherkin varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 7.1°C (44.8°F) in March up to 16.9°C (62.4°F) in the month of August, 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 late summer, since Sherkin 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 Sherkin?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters around Sherkin is ca:
7°C (45°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Sherkin. The nearest one is Barley Cove, which is just 15.8km (11.7miles) away from Sherkin. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Barley Cove and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Sherkin are Ownahincha, which is 18.8km (11.7miles) away, and Long Strand, located roughly 20km (12.4miles) from Sherkin.

Are there gorgeous beaches close by?

There are a few gorgeous beaches near to Sherkin. The closest one is Tragumna, which is just 6km (3.7miles) away from Sherkin. Another good beach near Sherkin is Owenahincha, which is roughly 18.6km (11.5miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Sherkin?

The sea temperature around Sherkin is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during February, March, and April, sea temperatures drop down to 7°C (45°F). During this time, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, 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 better to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Sherkin?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Sherkin: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Sherkin...

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