fuengirola Weather August Averages, Spain
What's the weather like in Fuengirola in August
August is tied with July for the warmest month on average in Fuengirola. The average temperature is 24°C (75°F), with the average low coming in at 19°C (66°F), and the average high at 29°C (84°F). The beginning of August is very warm the average daily temperature is 25°C (77°F) and is accompanied by lots of sun and no rain. The middle of the month is the same as the beginning, while it starts to cool down towards the end of August, with the daily average temperature dropping to 23.5°C (74°F).
Although the temperature starts to drop as August winds down, there is still plenty of sun and no chance of rain. On average, the hottest days of August are around the first two weeks (the 1st to the 16th), as the average high is 30°C (86°C) and the average low being 20°C (68°F). The last two days of the month, the 30th and 31st, are the coldest in August with an average high of 28°C (82°F) and an average low of 19°C (66°F).
Average Sunshine Hours
The average daily sunshine in August isn't quite the 14 hours it is in July, but it's still a robust 12 hours.
There is also minimal rain in August, with an average of just 5mm (0.2 inches) spread over the course of only three days. The summer months in Fuengirola tend to be hot and very dry, and August is no exception.
Average Sea Temperature
The sea temperature in August is 24°C (75°F), which is the warmest temperature of any month. If you like swimming, or anything to do with the sea, August is the month to visit Fuengirola as the water temperature is very warm and enjoyed by most.
With such a high average temperature, it is possible to spend lots of time in the sea without getting cold or having to dry off. The beaches will be crowded in August, but the warm water makes it difficult to visit any other time of the year if you like the sea.
The humidity in August is low, just like it June and July, but it does start to increase slightly. The average levels are about 60%, which is still comfortable and produces a relatively dry heat.
Fuengirola Hotels in August
The Hotel Fuengirola Mediterráneo Real is a four-star hotel with 85 apartment style rooms. Guests can choose between studios, one-bedrooms, two-bedrooms, or penthouse apartments. Most rooms look out to the pool, so the rooms with sea views are limited, although every room comes with air-conditioning which is essential in August. On site there are two swimming pools (one for children), a jacuzzi, a garden area, a restaurant, and a bar. The hotel will also assist you with booking a golf outing in the area. The hotel is about a 25-30 minute walk to the city centre, but just a five minute walk to the Los Boliches train station, and another five minute walk to the beach, the grocery store, and plenty of bars and restaurants.
The Hotel las Piramides is a four-star hotel located just off of the beach and only 500 metres from the city centre. The hotel has 10 floors and 320 rooms, each with a balcony looking out to the sea, as well as air-conditioning. They have four bars (one by the pool), two restaurants requiring more formal dress (no shorts or bathing suits), as well as another casual restaurant serving food by the outdoor pool. This pool is so close to the beach that it feels like you are on it. The hotel also offers a heated indoor pool and a sports centre.
Fuengirola Beach for August
One of the more convenient beaches to reach is named after the city itself, Fuengirola Beach. This beach is located near the city's port, so it is roughly a 10-15 minute walk to the city centre. However, because of its proximity to the city centre, this beach can get crowded during August, but it also means there are plenty of things to do nearby. The beach is about 1km (0.6 miles) long and 30 meters (98 feet) wide and the swimming area has calm water. Sun beds and umbrellas are available for rent, as well as sailboats. Companies offering fishing and scuba diving trips can be found close by as well.
A great place for food and drinks that is located just off of the beach is called Scubie's. Located on the marina, this is a place that offers great views of the sea and is in the middle of the action. They are known for their fish and chips, but also offer a wide variety of food from other types of seafood, burgers and salads. They also serve drinks if you need to cool down after a long day at the beach.
Bars and Restaurants
If you are a meat lover, El Rancho de Salva will be right up your alley. They specialize in grilled meats, cooking their high quality meat over charcoal. They serve a variety of meats including veal, pork, entrecote, chicken, and lamb, as well as providing a massive wine list. El Rancho de Salva is open daily for both lunch and dinner and is located about 12 minutes walking from the city centre.
Things to do in Fuengirola in August
With the warmest sea temperature of the year, visitors should take advantage of the warm water and head to Costa Water Park. The park has several different types of obstacles and areas to play on, including trampolines and water slides, as well as areas to climb on and jump off. All of these play areas are located in the sea and just off of the beach and in an area of water about 2,000m2 big. The park is watched over by lifeguards and those participating are encouraged to wear a life vest for safety. The park is open from 11 AM to 8 PM in August and the cost for anyone six years and older is 10 per hour, or 25 for a day pass. Please note that credit cards are not accepted. The park is located on the west side of the port, near Los Boliches Beach and Carvajal Beach, which is about 15-20 minutes walking from the city centre.
Another way to enjoy the warm water this month is to go scuba diving. Simply Diving provides a variety of courses to match any desire. From deep water diving, to going at night, to checking out sunken ships, Simply Diving offers it all. Non-divers are welcome to come on the trip, and snorkeling equipment can be rented as well. Dive packages also include transfer to and from your hotel, as well as providing refreshments. Prices vary depending on the specific course and group size. They are located in Fuengirola's port, which is about a 12 minute walk from the city centre.