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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Cartaxo, Portugal

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

Cartaxo is a coastal city in Portugal. It is a quite little city close to the ocean with a population of 10502 people. The water temperature around Cartaxo has average variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 14°C (57.2°F) in February up to 20°C (68°F) in the month of July, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Cartaxo 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 near Cartaxo?

The current water temperature in the month of January near Cartaxo is about:
14°C (58°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Cartaxo. The next good one is Praia da Areia Branca, which is 30.3km (18.9miles) away from Cartaxo. Click here to check out more information on Praia da Areia Branca and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Cartaxo are Foz do Arelho, which is approximately 30.4km (18.9miles) away, and Belgas, located roughly 30.5km (18.9miles) from Cartaxo.

Are there beaches close to Cartaxo?

No, there are not too many beaches near to Cartaxo. A beach that might be worth checking out is Lourinhã, which is 28.7km (17.8miles) away from Cartaxo. Another nice beach near Cartaxo is Praia do Porto Dinheiro, roughly 29.1km (18.1miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Cartaxo?

The water temperature around Cartaxo is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (68°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Cartaxo. However, during January, February, and March, temperatures drop down to approximately 14°C (57°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Cartaxo?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during June, July, and August when temperatures range from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Cartaxo: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Cartaxo...

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