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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Barbate, Spain

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Barbate...

Barbate is a beach in Spain. The water temperature around Barbate changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 15.2°C (59.3°F) in February up to 21.9°C (71.5°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (65°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Barbate is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature at Barbate?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Barbate is approximately:
22°C (71°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Barbate. The closest one is Barbate, which is only 1.4km (4miles) away from Barbate. Click here for more information on Barbate and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Barbate are Faro de Trafalgar, which is roughly 6.4km (4miles) away, and El Palmar, located roughly 8.9km (5.6miles) from Barbate.

Are there any other beaches close by?

Yes, there are a few beautiful beaches close to Barbate. The nearest one is El Carmen beach, which is 0.5km (0.3miles) away from Barbate. Another beautiful beach near Barbate is Hierbabuena beach, which is approximately 1.1km (0.7miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Barbate?

The water temperature at Barbate is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (71°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Barbate. Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures come down to nearly 15°C (59°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Barbate?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during summer when sea temperatures range from 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Barbate: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Barbate...

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