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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 break guide

Barley Cove Surf Guide

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.

Barley Cove Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent13.0°C

Surfing Barley Cove:

The best conditions reported for surf at Barley Cove occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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

Barley Cove Surf:

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 06:32 Local time
Tuesday 02
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 6 5 9 9
Wind (km/h) 5
N 10
Wind State off off glass cross-

Tide Times:

At Barley Cove (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Barley Cove Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SherkinIsland, 24 km from Barley Cove.

light winds from the NNE

no report
Air temperature
11.6 °C

Current weather near Barley Cove

Buoy Data:

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

  11PM 12AM 1AM 2AM
Data Age 6 hr 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr
Wave height (m) 1.055
Average period (s) 6.328 - - 6.328

All wavebuoys around Barley Cove

Overall Barley Cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June


Surf stats for Barley Cove: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Barley Cove: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

barleycove mar 2012, Barley Cove photo

Barley Cove

Photo credit: chris black

Barley Cove Location Maps

Barley Cove Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Cork surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Barley Cove

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Barley Cove:

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Wave buoys nearest to Barley Cove:

Tide stations nearest to Barley Cove:

  • Closest tide station
    Tra Li
    56 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    63 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    63 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    68 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Talbert Island, River Shannon
    80 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