Bahía Inglesa

Bahía Inglesa
Photo: © Matias Daza / CC BY
Bahía Inglesa - Chile
Bahía Inglesa from Las Machas beach
Photo: © René / CC BY

Bahía Inglesa is a small resort village in the north of Chile with the Atacama desert to one side and the Pacific Ocean the other. There are a number of beaches in the immediate area but it is the stretch of beach directly in front of the village that is best known - and allegedly one of the most photographed in Chile. 

Known as Playa La Piscina (swimming pool beach) this little beach has beautiful white sand punctuated by numerous rock formations that give the beach a kind of enclosed feel. The water is a beautiful clear turquoise colour which contrasts with the sand. Whilst it is generally quite calm, the sea here is also renown for being on something of the chilly(!) side.

During the summer months the little seaside resort becomes somewhat lively and the beach, being the main attraction, is always busy. This is also the time of year when there are likely to be quite a few jellyfish so possibly not the best time to visit. Given that it becomes something of a ghost town in the winter it is probably best to plan a visit in the shoulder season.

The name, Bahía Inglesa translates as "English Bay" and this is a reference to the 17th century bucaneer Edward Davis who harried Spanish shipping in this area.

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Bahía Inglesa Weather Info

5 Day Bahía Inglesa UV Index

UV Index scale

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Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Bahía Inglesa tide times & sea state

Fri 17/01 »

Surf report for Fri 17/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 5mph
12:00 6ft 12s  °  ° 7mph
18:00 6ft 12s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
High 3:29am (1.37m)
Low 10:14am (0.36m)
High 4:36pm (1.21m)
Low 10:33pm (0.59m)
Daylight
First light06:38
Sunrise07:04
Sunset20:42
Dark21:07

Sat 18/01 »

Surf report for Sat 18/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 12s  °  ° 8mph
12:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 6mph
18:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 6mph
Tide times
High 4:33am (1.25m)
Low 11:10am (0.39m)
High 5:46pm (1.28m)
Daylight
First light06:39
Sunrise07:05
Sunset20:42
Dark21:07

Sun 19/01 »

Surf report for Sun 19/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 15s  °  ° 4mph
12:00 5ft 15s  °  ° 6mph
18:00 5ft 16s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Low 12:02am (0.59m)
High 5:45am (1.15m)
Low 12:08pm (0.41m)
High 6:53pm (1.36m)
Daylight
First light06:40
Sunrise07:06
Sunset20:41
Dark21:07

Mon 20/01 »

Surf report for Mon 20/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 17s  °  ° 3mph
12:00 5ft 17s  °  ° 12mph
18:00 5ft 16s  °  ° 5mph
Tide times
Low 1:26am (0.54m)
High 7:01am (1.08m)
Low 1:06pm (0.41m)
High 7:53pm (1.45m)
Daylight
First light06:41
Sunrise07:06
Sunset20:41
Dark21:07

Tue 21/01 »

Surf report for Tue 21/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 15s  °  ° 3mph
12:00 5ft 15s  °  ° 4mph
18:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 5mph
Tide times
Low 2:37am (0.47m)
High 8:11am (1.05m)
Low 2:02pm (0.41m)
High 8:48pm (1.53m)
Daylight
First light06:42
Sunrise07:07
Sunset20:41
Dark21:06

Wed 22/01 »

Surf report for Wed 22/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 2mph
12:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 5mph
18:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 6mph
Tide times
Low 3:36am (0.40m)
High 9:12am (1.05m)
Low 2:53pm (0.40m)
High 9:36pm (1.59m)
Daylight
First light06:43
Sunrise07:08
Sunset20:41
Dark21:06

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

25 °C
(77 °F)

Light breeze, 6.8 km/h from WNW

Sea temperature

18.6°C / 65.5°F

Rating

Average: 4 (1 vote)

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