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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Praia de Carcavelos, Portugal

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Praia de Carcavelos...

Praia de Carcavelos is a beach in Portugal. The water temperature around Praia de Carcavelos varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 13.5°C (56.2°F) in January up to 19.6°C (67.2°F) in the month of July, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Praia de Carcavelos 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 Praia de Carcavelos?

The current water temperature in the month of November at Praia de Carcavelos is about:
16°C (62°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Praia de Carcavelos. The closest one is Torre, which is only 0.2km (0.3miles) away from Praia de Carcavelos. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Torre and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Praia de Carcavelos are Carcavelos, which is roughly 0.5km (0.3miles) away, and Inatel, located roughly 0.6km (0.4miles) from Praia de Carcavelos.

Are there any other beautiful beaches close by?

Yes, there are a few beautiful beaches close to Praia de Carcavelos. The closest one is Praia de Paço de Arcos, which is just 0.4km (0.2miles) away from Praia de Carcavelos. Another beautiful beach near Praia de Carcavelos is Praia de Santo Amaro de Oeiras, which is approximately 1.3km (0.8miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Praia de Carcavelos?

The water temperature at Praia de Carcavelos is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (67°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Praia de Carcavelos. Nevertheless, during winter, water temperatures come down to 13°C (56°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Praia de Carcavelos?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (56-65°F) during December, January, and February. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during summer when sea temperatures range from 15 to 20°C (58-67°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Praia de Carcavelos: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

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