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

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

Praia do Castelo is a beach in Portugal. The water temperature around Praia do Castelo varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 12.6°C (54.6°F) in February up to 17.8°C (64°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (59°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Praia do Castelo 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 Castelo?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Praia do Castelo is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Praia do Castelo. The nearest one is Maceda, which is 12.1km (7.5miles) away from Praia do Castelo. Click here to check out more information on Maceda and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Praia do Castelo are Esmoriz, which is 12.1km (7.5miles) away, and Espinho, located ca 13km (8.1miles) from Praia do Castelo.

Are there any other white sand beaches near by?

There are more beaches in close proximity to Praia do Castelo. The nearest one is Praia da Pipa, which is just 0.6km (0.4miles) away from Praia do Castelo. Another nice beach near Praia do Castelo is Praia de Vale Figueira, which is ca 1.5km (0.9miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Praia do Castelo?

The sea temperature at Praia do Castelo is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (64°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended 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 do Castelo. Nevertheless, during late winter, water temperatures come down to nearly 13°C (55°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 people might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Praia do Castelo?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (55-64°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during fall when sea temperatures range from 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish that can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

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

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Praia do Castelo...

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