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

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

Nerja is a coastal city in Spain. It is a quite dense city close to the ocean with a population of 21811 people. The water temperature around Nerja has average variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 14.7°C (58.4°F) in January up to 23.2°C (73.8°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 19°C (65°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Nerja 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 Nerja?

The current water temperature in the month of March near Nerja is about:
16°C (60°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Nerja. A spot, which is not too far away, is Molino de papel, which is 3.3km (14.4miles) away from Nerja. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Molino de papel and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Nerja are The chucha, which is ca 23.3km (14.4miles) away, and El chanquete, located 26.5km (16.4miles) from Nerja.

Are there beaches near by?

There are not too many beaches in close proximity to Nerja. A beach that might be worth checking out is Valdés, which is only 20.3km (12.6miles) away from Nerja. Another nice beach near Nerja is La Fontanilla beach, 59.4km (36.9miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Nerja?

The sea temperature around Nerja is warm, reaching up to 23°C (74°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 1mm top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine without a rashguard or 1mm top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Nerja. Nevertheless, during December, January, and February, water temperatures cool down to approximately 15°C (58°F). During this time, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Nerja?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (58-67°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. The conditions normally change during summer when sea temperatures range from 18 to 23°C (65-74°F). Fish that can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Nerja: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Nerja...

Do you know what the the city Anahawan in the Philippines, the city Mussomeli in the Italy, and the city Vigodarzere in the Italy have in common with Nerja? Click on the links to find out...