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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Eastern Beach, Gibraltar

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Eastern Beach...

Eastern Beach is a beach in Gibraltar. The water temperature around Eastern Beach changes moderately 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 Eastern Beach 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 Eastern Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of March at Eastern Beach is approximately:
15°C (59°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Eastern Beach. A spot, which is not too far away, is Tarifa, which is roughly 17.5km (21.1miles) away from Eastern Beach. Click here for directions and for more information on Tarifa and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Eastern Beach are Barbate, which is approximately 34km (21.1miles) away, and Faro de Trafalgar, located approximately 38.9km (24.2miles) from Eastern Beach.

Are there any other beaches near by?

Yes, there are other gorgeous beaches near to Eastern Beach. The closest one is Catalan Bay, which is 0.7km (0.4miles) away from Eastern Beach. Another beautiful beach near Eastern Beach is Sandy Bay, which is 1.2km (0.8miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Eastern Beach?

The water temperature at Eastern Beach 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 be in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures come down to approximately 15°C (59°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Eastern Beach?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during summer when sea temperatures reach 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Eastern Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Eastern Beach...

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