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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Pretty Bay, Malta

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Pretty Bay...

Pretty Bay is a beach in Malta. The water temperature around Pretty Bay varies significantly during the year. The temperature ranges from 14.9°C (58.9°F) in February up to 26.1°C (79°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (67°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Pretty Bay 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 Pretty Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Pretty Bay is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Pretty Bay. The nearest one is Golden bay, which is just 12.9km (8.7miles) away from Pretty Bay. Click here for more information on Golden bay and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Pretty Bay are Mellieha bay, which is 14km (8.7miles) away, and Gozo-Ramla Bay, located ca 21.3km (13.3miles) from Pretty Bay.

Are there any other nice beaches close by?

Yes, there are other gorgeous beaches near to Pretty Bay. The nearest one is St Georges Bay, which is 0.5km (0.3miles) away from Pretty Bay. Another fun beach near Pretty Bay is St Thomas Bay, which is approximately 2.8km (1.7miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Pretty Bay?

The water temperature at Pretty Bay is very warm, reaching up to 26°C (79°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a rashguard or light wetsuit top might be required for sensitive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during late winter, temperatures reach lows of roughly 15°C (59°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be ok with a good 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 Pretty Bay?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (59-68°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 normally change during fall when water temperatures go up to 21 to 26°C (70-79°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Pretty Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Pretty Bay...

Do you know what the the city Orleans in the United States, the city Poggiofiorito in the Italy, and the city Puerto Obaldia in the Panama have in common with Pretty Bay? Click on the links to find out...