Sotogrande Weather August Averages, Spain
The summer is still in full swing this month, with lots of visitors and the highs reaching the warmest point of the entire year. When visiting Sotogrande in August, you'll see highs that get up to 29°C (about 84°F). This part of southern Spain has an average daily temperature of 25°C (around 76°F). That's near perfect weather for being outside, spending time down on the beach or exploring the foothills around the resort.
The lows only get down to 20°C (about 68°F), but typically those temperatures come at night and in the early morning hours. You probably won't need a jacket or sweater for the evening hours, unless you'll be near the water where it's windier. Be sure to pack summer clothes like short-sleeved shirts, shorts, swimming suit, and sandals. You'll also want a good pair of walking shoes for seeing the sites.
Compared to July, the amount of rainfall goes up only 2 mm, with about 5 mm falling during the month. Don't worry about checking the local rain forecast. The month sees only about two days of rain, so you can leave the umbrella at home and expect amazing weather during your stay. You can anticipate around 10 hours of sunshine each day during the month, plenty of time to get outside. Pack the sunglasses and sunscreen to avoid a holiday-ruining sunburn.
The ocean temperature during this time is 22°C (about 72°F), a great temperature for being in the water, splashing in the waves. It's also a great time to experience some of the popular watersports in the area like windsurfing and stand-up paddleboarding. The highest temperature ever recorded in this area was a hot 37°C (about 99°F). The lowest temperature dropped down to a chilly 12°C (around 54°F). Fortunately, these highs and lows are rare; more than likely, you'll experience much more moderate temperatures.
Where to Stay
The Hotel Villa Erina offers luxury accommodations and amenities that appeal to even the most discriminating tastes. From the single rooms to the suites, each room comes with air conditioning, private bathrooms, hardwood floors, and views of the garden. All guests enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast each morning. Other amenities include a bar, swimming pool, lush gardens, and game room with pool table.
For younger travellers or those on a budget, the Hostal Drago has simple, clean, and comfortable rooms at an affordable price. All of the rooms come with air conditioning, private bathroom, television, and free Wi-Fi. It has a cosy lounge with couches and is conveniently located near eight golf courses. It's also close to several beaches with water sports to take advantage of the August heat and the restaurants and bars of Sotogrande.
The Quercus Hotel is located in nearby Alcaidesa and close to several golf courses. You can easily access the restaurants, bars, and entertainment options of Sotogrande. The boutique hotel has large rooms with all the basics and many of the rooms have private balconies. Thanks to its small size, you'll be treated to one-on-one attention from the staff. The on-site restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Things to Do
Not for the faint of heart, kitesurfing with Kitesurf Malaga is an exciting and exhilarating sport. It combines sailing and surfing and gives you a thrill you can't get anywhere else. Don't worry if you don't have any experience; the helpful instructors teach you the basics and provide safety training. The company also provides all the equipment you'll need to get out on the water and soak up the August sun.
Part of the Hotel Almenara resort, the Almenara Golf Club is home to a 27-hole course and the Sotogrande Golf Academy. Wind your way through the narrow fairways with pine and cork oak trees and test your skills on the course designed by Dave Thomas. The golf academy has a driving range with 40 mats, including 20 under cover, chipping green, putting green, sand bunker green, and three practice holes.
A fun and interesting way to see the town, a tour with Spot Segway lets you see parts of Sotogrande you normally wouldn't see. You can rent the Segway and tour on your own, or take one of the guided tours around Sotogrande and the Andalucia area. If you're a newbie, Spot Segway offers lessons before you head out and provides safety training with all rentals and tours.
Hit the Beach
While small, Playa Paseo Del Mar has plenty of great amenities to enhance your trip to the beach. With sea temperatures up to 22°C (about 72°F) in August, you'll definitely want to splash around the water. Facilities include showers, toilets, lifeguards, watersports centre, and snack bar. During the summer months, you can take a free water taxi from the beach to the Sotogrande marina. The beach is also home to the Club de Playa El Octogono, offering additional amenities like sailing, jet skiing, tennis courts, children's area, and swimming pools.
Eating and Drinking Out
When you need a break from fun in the sun, head over to Gigi's Beach. This beach bar is the perfect place to relax with a cold drink and watch the sun set over the Mediterranean Sea and the Rock Gibraltar. The lunch and dinner menu includes fresh salads, chicken wings, burgers, corn fritters, and even pancakes. Throughout the week, the bar hosts live musical acts and bands to entertain guests.
If you need a quick snack, a pick-me-up coffee, or a sweet treat, head over to Pane and Cioccolato. When you stop in, you can enjoy fresh-baked bread, pastries, gelato and ice cream, and fresh fruit. The restaurant also serves up light lunches like sandwiches, salads, and wraps. Check out the coffee and specialty drinks such as cappuccinos, lattes, and espressos.
Boka bills itself as the restaurant where you use all your senses. Not only will your taste buds appreciate the amazing flavours, your nose will enjoy incredible smells and your eyes will take in the remarkable presentation. The menu is a mix of European cuisines and includes fresh seafood, some caught right from the Mediterranean. The eclectic and contemporary dining room provides the perfect backdrop to your gourmet meal.