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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Peniche, Portugal

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

Peniche is a beach in Portugal. The water temperature around Peniche changes slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 14°C (57.2°F) in February up to 20°C (68°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Peniche 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 Peniche?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Peniche is approximately:
16°C (60°F)

Are there surf spots close to Peniche?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Peniche. The nearest one is Praia do Cerro, which is 1km (0.8miles) away from Peniche. Click here for more information on Praia do Cerro and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Peniche are Molhe Leste, which is 1.3km (0.8miles) away, and Supertubos, located approximately 1.6km (1miles) from Peniche.

Are there any other nice beaches close by?

Yes, there are some other gorgeous beaches in close proximity to Peniche. The nearest one is Praia da Consolação, which is 2.8km (1.7miles) away from Peniche. Another beach near Peniche is Praia de Paimogo, which is 5.8km (3.6miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Peniche?

The water temperature at Peniche is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (68°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during late winter, water temperatures come down to roughly 14°C (57°F). During this time, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Peniche?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during June, July, and August when sea temperatures go up to 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Peniche: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Peniche...

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