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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Praia do Canal, Portugal

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Praia do Canal...

Praia do Canal is a beach in Portugal. The water temperature around Praia do Canal has average variability year round. The temperature ranges from 12.8°C (55.1°F) in January up to 18.4°C (65°F) in the month of July, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (60°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Praia do Canal 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 do Canal?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Praia do Canal is about:
15°C (60°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Praia do Canal. The nearest one is Praia da Vagueira, which is only 7.1km (5.7miles) away from Praia do Canal. Click here for more information on Praia da Vagueira and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Praia do Canal are Praia da Tocha, which is 9.2km (5.7miles) away, and Praia da Barra, located 13.1km (8.1miles) from Praia do Canal.

Are there any other gorgeous beaches close by?

There are several gorgeous beaches in proximity to Praia do Canal. The nearest one is Praia de Mira, which is only 1.2km (0.7miles) away from Praia do Canal. Another good beach near Praia do Canal is Mira, which is approximately 3.5km (2.2miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Praia do Canal?

The sea temperature at Praia do Canal is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (65°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 a good amount of time, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during December, January, and February, sea temperatures come down to 13°C (55°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Praia do Canal?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (55-64°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. The conditions normally change during June, July, and August when temperatures go up to 13 to 18°C (56-65°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Praia do Canal: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Praia do Canal...

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