Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Catalan Bay, Gibraltar
Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Catalan Bay...
Catalan Bay is a beach in Gibraltar.
The water temperature around Catalan Bay varies slightly throughout the year.
The temperature ranges from 14.9°C (58.8°F) in February up to 20.2°C (68.4°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (63°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Catalan Bay 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 Catalan Bay?
The current water temperature in the month of October at Catalan Bay is approximately:
Are there surf spots near by?
There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Catalan Bay. A spot that might be worth checking out is Tarifa, which is just 17.1km (21.1miles) away from Catalan Bay. Click here
to check out more information on Tarifa and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Catalan Bay are Barbate
, which is ca 33.9km (21.1miles) away, and Faro de Trafalgar
, located approximately 38.9km (24.2miles) from Catalan Bay.
Are there any other beaches near by?
Yes, there are more beaches close to Catalan Bay. The nearest one is Sandy Bay
, which is just 0.6km (0.4miles) away from Catalan Bay. Another fun beach near Catalan Bay is Eastern Beach
, which is roughly 0.7km (0.4miles) away.
What wetsuit thickness do I need for Catalan Bay?
The water temperature at Catalan Bay is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (68°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, sea temperatures drop down to 15°C (59°F). During these months, a 4/3 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 advisable to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.
How is the scuba diving and fishing near Catalan Bay?
Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during summer when water temperatures reach 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.
Directions to Catalan Bay: How do I get there?
Please follow the directions in the map below.