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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Sandy Bay, Gibraltar

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

Sandy Bay is a beach in Gibraltar. The water temperature around Sandy Bay has moderate variability year round. The temperature ranges from 14.9°C (58.8°F) in February up to 20.2°C (68.4°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (63°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Sandy 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 Sandy Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Sandy Bay is ca:
20°C (68°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Sandy Bay?

There are not many surf spots close to Sandy Bay. A good spot nearby is Tarifa, which is just 16.7km (21.1miles) away from Sandy Bay. Click here for directions and for more information on Tarifa and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Sandy Bay are Barbate, which is 34km (21.1miles) away, and Faro de Trafalgar, located approximately 38.9km (24.2miles) from Sandy Bay.

Are there any other white sand beaches close by?

There are some other gorgeous beaches close to Sandy Bay. The closest one is Catalan Bay, which is only 0.6km (0.4miles) away from Sandy Bay. Another nice beach near Sandy Bay is Eastern Beach, which is 1.2km (0.8miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Sandy Bay?

The sea temperature at Sandy Bay is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (68°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Sandy Bay. However, during January, February, and March, temperatures drop down to 15°C (59°F). In 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 recommended to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Sandy Bay?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Sandy Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Sandy Bay...

Do you know what the the city Pinole in the United States, the city Pilar in the Philippines, and the city Raleigh Hills in the United States have in common with Sandy Bay? Click on the links to find out...