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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Castro Marim, Portugal

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Castro Marim...

Castro Marim is a beach in Portugal. The water temperature around Castro Marim varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 15.7°C (60.3°F) in February up to 21.3°C (70.3°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (65°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Castro Marim 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 Castro Marim?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Castro Marim is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near Castro Marim?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Castro Marim. The closest one is Vila Real Santo Antonio, which is 3.6km (2.8miles) away from Castro Marim. Click here to check out more information on Vila Real Santo Antonio and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Castro Marim are Praia de Altura, which is roughly 4.5km (2.8miles) away, and Ilha de Tavira, located roughly 12.3km (7.7miles) from Castro Marim.

Are there any other beautiful beaches close by?

Yes, there are several other beautiful beaches in close proximity to Castro Marim. The nearest one is Vila Real de Santo António, which is just 2km (1.3miles) away from Castro Marim. Another nice beach near Castro Marim is Praia Verde, which is ca 2.3km (1.4miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Castro Marim?

The water temperature at Castro Marim is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Castro Marim. However, during late winter, sea temperatures reach lows of nearly 16°C (60°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a good 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 scuba diving and fishing close to Castro Marim?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 16 to 21°C (60-69°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during August, September, and October when water temperatures go up to 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Castro Marim: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Castro Marim...

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