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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 surf spot 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 interactive table 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 July at Barbate is ca:
20°C (69°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in proximity to Barbate. The closest one is Faro de Trafalgar, which is only 5km (3.1miles) away from Barbate. Click here for more information on Faro de Trafalgar and its water temperature. Another surfspot near Barbate is El Palmar, which is ca 7.8km (4.8miles) away.

Are there sandy beaches close to Barbate?

There are a few other nice beaches close to Barbate. The nearest one is Hierbabuena beach, which is 0.3km (0.2miles) away from Barbate. Another gorgeous beach near Barbate is Barbate, which is 1.4km (0.9miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Barbate?

The sea 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 might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Barbate. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures reach lows of nearly 15°C (59°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Barbate?

Due to significant 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 winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during summer when temperatures reach 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish that can often be found in waters with these temperatures 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.

Fun facts about Barbate...

Do you know what the the city Ales in Italy, the city Campos del Rio in Spain, and the city Capelle aan den IJssel in Netherlands have in common with Barbate? Click on the links to find out...