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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Sandy Bay, South Africa

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

Sandy Bay is a beach in South Africa. The water temperature around Sandy Bay is constant throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 12.3°C (54.1°F) in March up to 14.6°C (58.3°F) in the month of February, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 13°C (56°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Sandy Bay is located in the southern 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 August at Sandy Bay is approximately:
14°C (57°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Sandy Bay. The closest one is Llandudno, which is 1.3km (1.7miles) away from Sandy Bay. Click here for directions and for more information on Llandudno and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Sandy Bay are Dungeons, which is 2.7km (1.7miles) away, and The Hoek, located 5.3km (3.3miles) from Sandy Bay.

Are there any other beaches close by?

Yes, there are several beautiful beaches in close proximity to Sandy Bay. The closest one is Llandudno, which is 1.2km (0.7miles) away from Sandy Bay. Another good beach near Sandy Bay is Hout Bay, which is roughly 1.3km (0.8miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Sandy Bay?

The average water temperature at Sandy Bay is definitely cold, around 13°C (56°F), with no significant changes throughout the year. That is why a 3/4mm wetsuit is needed for surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Sandy Bay. That being said, it can get more chilly in the mornings and in the evenings and during windy days. People who are sensitive to cold temperatures might want to wear boots, gloves, and a wetsuit hood. The coldest months are February, March, and April. It might be ok to use a 2/3mm wetsuit during relatively warm days in the summer, particularly in the months of January, February, and March.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Sandy Bay?

Fishing and diving conditions change very little during the year. The waters are always cold, reaching temperatures between 10 and 15°C (49-58°F). The following fish love this water temperature and can often be found: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Sandy Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Sandy Bay...

Do you know what the Manipa Basin , Plaines des Roches in Mauritius, and the city Grossbarkau in Germany have in common with Sandy Bay? Click on the links to find out...