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Ballybunion South beach Beach

Ballybunion, Kerry

An extensive sandy beach close to the town of Ballybunion. The beach resort with its invigorating seaweed baths is overlooked by clifftop ruins of a 16th century castle where surviving walls are 6 feet thick. The area is within a designated Natural Heritage Area.

Weather and Tides


21 August 2017

Partly Cloudy

Minimum Temperature15°C (59°F)
Wind DirectionSoutherly
Wind Speed9mph
UV Risk5
Sunset20:52 IST


22 August 2017

Light Rain

Maximum Temperature19°C (66°F)
Minimum Temperature14°C (57°F)
Wind DirectionSoutherly
Wind Speed9mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk4
Sunrise06:34 IST
Sunset20:50 IST


23 August 2017

Sunny Intervals

Maximum Temperature17°C (63°F)
Minimum Temperature14°C (57°F)
Wind DirectionWesterly
Wind Speed15mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk5
Sunrise06:35 IST
Sunset20:48 IST


High tide: 05:37 BST
(04:37 21 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 11:42 BST
(10:42 21 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 17:59 BST
(16:59 21 August 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 00:10 BST
(23:10 21 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 06:22 BST
(05:22 22 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 12:27 BST
(11:27 22 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 18:41 BST
(17:41 22 August 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 00:51 BST
(23:51 22 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 07:03 BST
(06:03 23 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 13:07 BST
(12:07 23 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 19:21 BST
(18:21 23 August 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Carrigaholt) and may not be accurate for this beach. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use.

Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

Tidal predictions are © Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (