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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Camps Bay, South Africa

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Camps Bay...

Camps Bay is a beach in South Africa. The water temperature around Camps Bay has low variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 12.3°C (54.1°F) in March up to 14.6°C (58.3°F) in the month of February, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 13°C (56°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Camps Bay is located in the southern hemisphere.

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

What is the current water temperature at Camps Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of February at Camps Bay is approximately:
15°C (58°F)

Are there surf spots close to Camps Bay?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Camps Bay. The closest one is Glen Beach, which is just 0.4km (1.3miles) away from Camps Bay. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Glen Beach and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Camps Bay are Queens, which is ca 2.1km (1.3miles) away, and Thermopylae, located approximately 3.8km (2.4miles) from Camps Bay.

Are there any other beaches close to Camps Bay?

Yes, there are several other nice beaches near to Camps Bay. The closest one is Glen Beach, which is just 0.3km (0.2miles) away from Camps Bay. Another beautiful beach near Camps Bay is Clifton, which is approximately 1.2km (0.7miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Camps Bay?

The average water temperature at Camps Bay is definitely cold, around 13°C (56°F), with very little variations throughout the year. Hence, a 3/4mm wetsuit is required for surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Camps Bay. Nevertheless, it can get more chilly in the mornings and during windy days. People who are sensitive to cold temperatures might want to wear boots, gloves, and a wetsuit hood. The coldest months are February, March, and April. It might be ok to use a 2/3mm wetsuit during relatively warm days in the summer, particularly in the months of January, February, and March.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Camps Bay?

Fishing and diving conditions are very similar year round. The waters are nearly almost cold, reaching temperatures between 10 and 15°C (49-58°F). The following fish love this water temperature and can often be found: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Camps Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Camps Bay...

Do you know what the the city Sferracavallo in Italy, the city Basen in Indonesia, and the city Kortrijk in Belgium have in common with Camps Bay? Click on the links to find out...