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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Santa Maria Bay, Malta

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Santa Maria Bay...

Santa Maria Bay is a beach in Malta. The water temperature around Santa Maria Bay changes dramatically throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 14.6°C (58.3°F) in February up to 25.4°C (77.8°F) in the month of August, 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 late summer, since Santa Maria 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 Santa Maria Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Santa Maria Bay is approximately:
18°C (64°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Santa Maria Bay. The nearest one is Mellieha bay, which is 1km (1.5miles) away from Santa Maria Bay. Click here to check out more information on Mellieha bay and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Santa Maria Bay are Golden bay, which is ca 2.4km (1.5miles) away, and Gozo-Ramla Bay, located approximately 8.4km (5.2miles) from Santa Maria Bay.

Are there any other nice beaches near by?

Yes, there are a few other beaches in close proximity to Santa Maria Bay. The nearest one is Mistra, which is just 1.2km (0.7miles) away from Santa Maria Bay. Another gorgeous beach near Santa Maria Bay is Pwales Beach, which is approximately 1.3km (0.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Santa Maria Bay?

The water temperature at Santa Maria Bay is very warm, reaching up to 25°C (78°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or 1mm top might be required for sensitive people, but most will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Santa Maria Bay. Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures drop down to approximately 15°C (58°F). During this time, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Santa Maria Bay?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (58-67°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. The conditions normally change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 20 to 25°C (69-78°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Santa Maria Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Santa Maria Bay...

Do you know what the the city Koporye in Russia, the city New Port Richey in United States, and the city Trinity Gardens in Australia have in common with Santa Maria Bay? Click on the links to find out...