Bannow Bay Tide Clock
In the heart of Wexford, Bannow Bay is adorned with distinctive local features that enrich its coastal allure. The bay is embraced by quaint villages, each telling a story of maritime heritage and community spirit. Historic lighthouses stand sentinel along the shoreline, guiding vessels through the shimmering waters. Charming seafood eateries offer a taste of the local maritime bounty, while coastal trails beckon nature enthusiasts to explore the lush landscapes. Bannow Bay, with its vibrant blend of tradition and modernity, encapsulates the essence of Waterford’s coastal charm, inviting residents and visitors alike to savor the unique character of this maritime haven.
A tide clock is a device that tells you whether the tide is high or low, and how much time is left before it changes. It works by synchronising with the lunar cycle, which influences the tides. The tide clock has a single hand that rotates once every 12 hours and 25 minutes, which is the average time between two high tides or two low tides. The dial of the tide clock is divided into sections that indicate the state of the tide: high, low, rising, or falling. By looking at the position of the hand, you can tell what the tide is doing and how long it will take to change.
- Heavy duty professionally printed canvas.
- Solid-Wood frame.Select from either black or white.
- Size is 250 mm x 250 mm and 45mm deep.
- Shows features along the coast.
The clock ships with full instructions on how to set and how to read a tide clock.
This is not a navigation device.
Why use a tide clock?
A tide clock can help you plan your activities around Bannow Bay by letting you know when the water is high enough or low enough for your preferred activity. For example, if you want to swim, you might want to avoid low tide, when the water is shallow and cold, and the mudflats are exposed. If you want to fish, you might want to avoid high tide, when the water is deep and fast, and the fish are dispersed. If you want to sail, surf, or kayak, you might want to choose a time when the tide is rising or falling, which creates more favourable conditions for these sports. If you want to walk along the shore, you might want to choose a time when the tide is low, which reveals more of the beach and the wildlife.