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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near El Sardinero, Spain

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about El Sardinero...

El Sardinero is a beach in Spain. The water temperature around El Sardinero changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 12.7°C (54.9°F) in February up to 21.3°C (70.4°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since El Sardinero 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 Sardinero?

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

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to El Sardinero. The nearest one is El Muro, which is only 0.4km (0.3miles) away from El Sardinero. Click here for more information on El Muro and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near El Sardinero are El sardinero, which is 0.5km (0.3miles) away, and Matalenas, located roughly 0.8km (0.5miles) from El Sardinero.

Are there any other gorgeous beaches near by?

There are not many beaches in close proximity to El Sardinero. The closest decent beach is Cantabria, which is 22.4km (13.9miles) away from El Sardinero. Another gorgeous beach near El Sardinero is Buelna, approximately 41.7km (25.9miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for El Sardinero?

The sea temperature at El Sardinero is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°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 a good amount of time, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at El Sardinero. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures come down to roughly 13°C (55°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required 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 chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near El Sardinero?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (55-64°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during summer when temperatures reach 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to El Sardinero: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about El Sardinero...

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