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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Mar del Plata, Argentina

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Mar del Plata...

Mar del Plata is a beach in Argentina. The water temperature around Mar del Plata varies extremely during the year. The temperature ranges from 10.1°C (50.2°F) in September up to 20.7°C (69.2°F) in the month of March, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (59°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Mar del Plata is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature at Mar del Plata?

The current water temperature in the month of July at Mar del Plata is ca:
11°C (52°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Mar del Plata. The nearest one is Alfonsina, which is only 0.8km (0.8miles) away from Mar del Plata. Click here for directions and for more information on Alfonsina and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Mar del Plata are Cabo corrientes, which is 1.2km (0.8miles) away, and El Yacht, located ca 1.9km (1.2miles) from Mar del Plata.

Are there any other gorgeous beaches near by?

There are not many beaches in proximity to Mar del Plata. The closest decent beach is Miramar, which is just 24.4km (15.1miles) away from Mar del Plata. Another beautiful beach near Mar del Plata is Villa Gesell, which is approximately 60.3km (37.5miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Mar del Plata?

The sea temperature at Mar del Plata is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (69°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during August, September, and October, water temperatures come down to nearly 10°C (50°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Mar del Plata?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 10 to 15°C (50-59°F) during August, September, and October. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during February, March, and April when temperatures go up to 16 to 21°C (60-69°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Mar del Plata: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Mar del Plata...

Do you know what the the city Martensrade in Germany, the city Esmoriz in Portugal, and the city Paralia Avlidhos in Greece have in common with Mar del Plata? Click on the links to find out...