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Pollan Bay

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Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 7.2 °C

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 11:34 Local time
Tuesday 20
Wave (m) 4.0
Period (s) 17 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 20
NW 20
NW 20
NNW 15
Wind State on cross-

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Pollan Bay in Donegal is an exposed beach break that has very consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the east southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. The location means that it never gets crowded.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Five Finger Strand, 4 km from Pollan Bay.

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Pollan Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Carndonagh Inishowen wx, 10 km from Pollan Bay.

light winds from the WNW

Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
10.6 °C

Current weather near Pollan Bay

Overall Pollan Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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Town and city forecasts close to Pollan Bay:

  • Closest city location
    Derry (United Kingdom)
    21 mi
  • Second closest city location
    21 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Coleraine (United Kingdom)
    30 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Ballymena (United Kingdom)
    53 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Lisburn (United Kingdom)
    61 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Pollan Bay is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Pollan Bay is Islay Airport (ILY) in U.k, 83 km (52 miles) away.
  • Third is St Angelo (Enniskillen) Airport (ENK) in England, 101 km (63 miles) away.
  • Aldergrove (Belfast) Airport (BFS) in North Ireland is 103 km (64 miles) away.
  • City (Belfast) Airport (BHD), also in North Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Pollan Bay and is 123 km (76 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Pollan Bay, Donegal. Use the tab navigation above to view Pollan Bay sea temperature, Pollan Bay photographs, Pollan Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Pollan Bay webcams, current wind from Donegal live weather stations and Pollan Bay 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 Pollan Bay.