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

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

Swords is a coastal city in Ireland. It is a relatively small coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 36924 people. The water temperature around Swords changes moderately year round. 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 Swords 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 Swords?

The current water temperature in the month of August in the waters close to Swords is approximately:
14°C (58°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Swords. The closest decent spot is Clogherhead, which is roughly 27.6km (50.8miles) away from Swords. Click here for more information on Clogherhead and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Swords are Hells Mouth, which is roughly 81.8km (50.8miles) away, and Tramore, located roughly 98.1km (60.9miles) from Swords.

Are there beaches close by?

Yes, there are a few beautiful beaches near to Swords. The nearest one is Malahide Beach, which is 2.8km (1.7miles) away from Swords. Another good beach near Swords is Donabate, which is ca 3.3km (2miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Swords?

The water temperature around Swords 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 required to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, sea temperatures reach lows of approximately 7°C (44°F). During this time, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Swords?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during summer when temperatures reach 9 to 14°C (49-58°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Swords: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Swords...

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