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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Santa María del Mar, Peru

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Santa María del Mar...

Santa María del Mar is a beach in Peru. The water temperature around Santa María del Mar varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 15.8°C (60.5°F) in August up to 21.4°C (70.5°F) in the month of March, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (65°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Santa María del Mar 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 Santa María del Mar?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Santa María del Mar is ca:
16°C (61°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Santa María del Mar. The closest one is San Bartolo, which is only 2.4km (1.7miles) away from Santa María del Mar. Click here for directions and to check out more information on San Bartolo and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Santa María del Mar are Penascal, which is approximately 2.7km (1.7miles) away, and Pena Rosa, located ca 2.8km (1.7miles) from Santa María del Mar.

Are there any other white sand beaches close by?

There are several beautiful beaches close to Santa María del Mar. The closest one is Punta Hermosa, which is just 6.7km (4.2miles) away from Santa María del Mar. Another fun beach near Santa María del Mar is Barranco, which is approximately 25.5km (15.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Santa María del Mar?

The sea temperature at Santa María del Mar is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (71°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late summer, temperatures reach lows of approximately 16°C (60°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold 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 near Santa María del Mar?

Due to significant water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 16 to 21°C (60-69°F) during July, August, and September. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during spring when sea temperatures range from 16 to 21°C (62-71°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Santa María del Mar: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Santa María del Mar...

Do you know what the the city San Marcos in Mexico, the city Piazza Roma in Italy, and the city Rushanzhai in China have in common with Santa María del Mar? Click on the links to find out...