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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Motril, Spain

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Motril...

Motril is a coastal city in Spain. It is a relatively average coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 60279 people. The water temperature around Motril changes slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 14.4°C (58°F) in February up to 23°C (73.3°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Motril 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 near Motril?

The current water temperature in the month of June in the waters close to Motril is approximately:
19°C (67°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Motril. The nearest one is The chucha, which is 4.9km (10.2miles) away from Motril. Click here for more information on The chucha and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Motril are Molino de papel, which is approximately 16.5km (10.2miles) away, and El chanquete, located 46.2km (28.7miles) from Motril.

Are there beaches close by?

No, there are not many beaches in proximity to Motril. A beach that might be worth checking out is Valdés, which is only 40.1km (24.9miles) away from Motril. Another beach near Motril is La Fontanilla beach, which is ca 78.5km (48.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Motril?

The water temperature around Motril is warm, reaching up to 23°C (73°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a light top or a jumpsuit might be required for most people, but some might even be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Motril. However, during late winter, temperatures drop down to approximately 14°C (58°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy 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 Motril?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (58-67°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 18 to 23°C (64-73°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Motril: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Motril...

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