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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Golden Bay, Malta

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Golden Bay...

Golden Bay is a beach in Malta. The water temperature around Golden Bay changes significantly year round. The temperature ranges from 15°C (58.9°F) in March up to 25.2°C (77.4°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (67°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Golden 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 Golden Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of June at Golden Bay is about:
21°C (69°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Golden Bay. The nearest one is Golden bay, which is only 0km (1.6miles) away from Golden Bay. Click here for directions and for more information on Golden bay and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Golden Bay are Mellieha bay, which is approximately 2.5km (1.6miles) away, and Gozo-Ramla Bay, located ca 9.4km (5.9miles) from Golden Bay.

Are there any other beaches close by?

Yes, there are other gorgeous beaches close to Golden Bay. The closest one is Anchor Bay, which is only 1.8km (1.1miles) away from Golden Bay. Another beach near Golden Bay is Pwales Beach, which is approximately 2.4km (1.5miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Golden Bay?

The water temperature at Golden Bay is very warm, reaching up to 25°C (77°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or light top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most people will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Golden Bay. However, during February, March, and April, temperatures reach lows of 15°C (59°F). During this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Golden Bay?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F) during February, March, and April. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when water temperatures reach 20 to 25°C (68-77°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Golden Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Golden Bay...

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