Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Cabo San Lucas...
Cabo San Lucas is a beach in Mexico.
The water temperature around Cabo San Lucas changes extremely year round.
The temperature ranges from 18.5°C (65.3°F) in April up to 28.6°C (83.5°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 23°C (73°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Cabo San Lucas 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 Cabo San Lucas?
The current water temperature in the month of September at Cabo San Lucas is ca:
Are there surf spots in close proximity to Cabo San Lucas?
Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Cabo San Lucas. The nearest one is Lovers Shore Break, which is only 1.6km (1.9miles) away from Cabo San Lucas. Click here
to check out more information on Lovers Shore Break and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Cabo San Lucas are Monuments
, which is 3km (1.9miles) away, and Costa Azul
, located roughly 15.3km (9.5miles) from Cabo San Lucas.
Are there any other sandy beaches near by?
Not too many beaches are in close proximity to Cabo San Lucas. The closest decent one is Mazatlán
, which is 223.9km (139.1miles) away from Cabo San Lucas. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also visit Nuevo Vallarta
, approximately 335.2km (208.2miles) away from Cabo San Lucas.
Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Cabo San Lucas?
The sea temperature at Cabo San Lucas is extremely warm, reaching up to 29°C (84°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a wetsuit is normaly not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Cabo San Lucas. Nevertheless, during March, April, and May, temperatures drop down to roughly 18°C (65°F). In this season, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a 4/3 wetsuit.
How is the diving and fishing close to Cabo San Lucas?
Due to significant temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 18 to 23°C (65-74°F) during March, April, and May. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during fall when sea temperatures range from 24 to 29°C (75-84°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.
Directions to Cabo San Lucas: How do I get there?
Please follow the directions in the map below.
Fun facts about Cabo San Lucas...
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