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Barley Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.7

Overall: 4.1

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Barley Cove Spot ID

barleycove mar 2012, Barley Cove photo

Barley Cove

Photo credit: chris black

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 10.8 °C

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Saturday, 19 January 2019, 04:09 Local time
Saturday 19
Wave (m) 3.5
Period (s) 14 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 25
WNW 25
WNW 30
WNW 30
Wind State cross cross cross cross-

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Barley Cove in County Cork is a sheltered beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest.. Good surf at all stages of the tide.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Barley Cove (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Barley Cove Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Sherkin Island, 24 km from Barley Cove.

moderate winds from the W

clouds developing
Air temperature
8.2 °C

Current weather near Barley Cove

Buoy Data:

At M3 Mizen Head Buoy, 34 miles from Barley Cove.

  12AM 1AM 2AM 3AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 4.844
Average period (s) 8.672 8.320 8.555 8.789

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Overall Barley Cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Barley Cove Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Barley Cove:

  • Closest city location
    63 mi
  • Second closest city location
    97 mi
  • Third closest city location
    126 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    129 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    191 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Barley Cove is Kerry Airport (KIR) in Ireland, which is 82 km (51 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Barley Cove is Cork Airport (ORK), also in Ireland, 98 km (61 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Shannon Airport (SNN), also in Ireland, 150 km (93 miles) away.
Barley Cove break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Barley Cove, Cork. Use the tab navigation above to view Barley Cove sea temperature, Barley Cove photographs, Barley Cove detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Barley Cove webcams, current wind from Cork live weather stations and Barley Cove tide predictions. The Ireland swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Ireland and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Ireland wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Barley Cove.