Sunset Beach Water Temperature

(Today) 2024

14°C / 57.2°F

The water will feel cool (fresh). Probably too cold for all but seasoned swimmers. We'd recommend a 4mm or 5mm wetsuit if you want to stay in the water.

Current weather

13°C / 55°F
(light rain)
Partly cloudy
Wind
21 mph
Humidity
87%

The measurements for the water temperature in Sunset Beach, Western Cape are provided by the daily satellite readings provided by the NOAA. The temperatures given are the sea surface temperature (SST) which is most relevant to recreational users.

*Live data may vary from satellite readings for a number of reasons. These include local factors, depth of smapling and time of day.

Water temp by month

Monthly average max / min water temperatures

The graph below shows the range of monthly Sunset Beach water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data.

Sunset Beach average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Sunset Beach
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 16.7 16.6 16.6 14.9 14.9 14.9 14.3 14.1 14.5 14.8 16 16.7
Max °C 21.2 20.3 20.8 19.2 18.4 17.5 16.4 16.3 16.2 17.4 18.7 20
Min °F 63.8 63.3 63.6 60.5 60.2 59.9 58.5 58.3 58.7 59.7 61.8 63.3
Max °F 68.3 67 67.8 64.8 63.7 62.5 60.6 60.5 60.4 62.3 64.5 66.6

The warmest water temperature is in January with an average around 66°F / 18.9°C. The coldest month is August with an average water temperature of 59.4°F / 15.2°C.


7 day tide forecast for Sunset Beach

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  • Low 02:55am
    (0.73m)
  • High 08:52am
    (1.23m)
  • Low 02:49pm
    (0.77m)
  • High 09:19pm
    (1.39m)
  • Low 04:03am
    (0.74m)
  • High 10:07am
    (1.2m)
  • Low 04:01pm
    (0.81m)
  • High 10:28pm
    (1.37m)
  • Low 05:14am
    (0.71m)
  • High 11:28am
    (1.23m)
  • Low 05:18pm
    (0.8m)
  • High 11:38pm
    (1.4m)
  • Low 06:16am
    (0.64m)
  • High 12:36pm
    (1.31m)
  • Low 06:26pm
    (0.74m)
  • High 12:39am
    (1.46m)
  • Low 07:09am
    (0.56m)
  • High 01:28pm
    (1.42m)
  • Low 07:23pm
    (0.66m)
  • High 01:31am
    (1.55m)
  • Low 07:55am
    (0.47m)
  • High 02:13pm
    (1.54m)
  • Low 08:12pm
    (0.57m)
  • High 02:18am
    (1.63m)
  • Low 08:37am
    (0.38m)
  • High 02:54pm
    (1.65m)
  • Low 08:57pm
    (0.47m)
7 day tide times for Sunset Beach

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest accurate location (Cape Town, South Africa) and may differ by up to half an hour depending on distance. Please note, the tide times given are not suitable for navigational purposes.