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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near El Carmen beach, Spain

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about El Carmen beach...

El Carmen beach is a beach in Spain. The water temperature around El Carmen beach changes moderately year round. The temperature ranges from 15.2°C (59.3°F) in February up to 21.9°C (71.5°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (65°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since El Carmen 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 El Carmen beach?

The current water temperature in the month of September at El Carmen beach is about:
21°C (69°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to El Carmen beach. The closest one is Barbate, which is only 1.7km (4.1miles) away from El Carmen beach. Click here for more information on Barbate and its water temperature. Other surfspots near El Carmen beach are Faro de Trafalgar, which is ca 6.6km (4.1miles) away, and El Palmar, located 9.4km (5.8miles) from El Carmen beach.

Are there any other gorgeous beaches close by?

There are more beautiful beaches close to El Carmen beach. The nearest one is Barbate, which is 0.5km (0.3miles) away from El Carmen beach. Another gorgeous beach near El Carmen beach is Hierbabuena beach, which is 1.4km (0.9miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for El Carmen beach?

The sea temperature at El Carmen beach is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (71°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required 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 diving at El Carmen beach. However, during late winter, water temperatures come down to 15°C (59°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near El Carmen beach?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions change 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 love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during July, August, and September when water temperatures go up to 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to El Carmen beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about El Carmen beach...

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