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

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

Cantabria is a beach in Spain. The water temperature around Cantabria has moderate variability year round. The temperature ranges from 12.7°C (54.9°F) in February up to 21.3°C (70.4°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Cantabria 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 Cantabria?

The current water temperature in the month of April at Cantabria is ca:
13°C (56°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Cantabria?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Cantabria. The nearest one is Ria de Suances, which is only 17.6km (11miles) away from Cantabria. Click here for directions and for more information on Ria de Suances and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Cantabria are Playa de La Concha, which is approximately 17.7km (11miles) away, and Los Locos, located roughly 17.9km (11.1miles) from Cantabria.

Are there any other sandy beaches close by?

There are not too many beaches in proximity to Cantabria. A good beach nearby is El Sardinero, which is only 22.4km (13.9miles) away from Cantabria. Another beautiful beach near Cantabria is Buelna, which is roughly 34.7km (21.6miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Cantabria?

The sea temperature at Cantabria is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures come down to roughly 13°C (55°F). During this time, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Cantabria?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (55-64°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during summer when temperatures range from 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Cantabria: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Cantabria...

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