The Beach Guide

Bahía Inglesa

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.

Nearest city

Copiapó

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Bahía Inglesa Weather Info

Current weather (Thu Feb 20th 17:00)

Clear sky

(Clear sky)
27°C / 81°F

Sea temperature
18.8°C
65.9°F
Wind W
Rain 0.0mm
Sunrise 07:12
Sunset 19:14
Current weather

Week weather forecast

Fri 21st
Cloudy 25°C / 77°F W

7 mph
12 km/h

Sat 22nd
Clear sky 26°C / 79°F W

7 mph
12 km/h

Sun 23rd
Clear sky 18°C / 64°F SSW

1 mph
1 km/h

Mon 24th
Clear sky 17°C / 63°F NNW

1 mph
2 km/h

Tue 25th
Clear sky 17°C / 63°F N

1 mph
2 km/h

Wed 26th
Clear sky 19°C / 66°F S

2 mph
3 km/h

5 Day Bahía Inglesa UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Bahía Inglesa tide times & sea state

  • Fri 21/02 »
    Surf report for Fri 21/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    6:00 6ft 13s  °  ° 3mph
    12:00 6ft 13s  °  ° 5mph
    21:00 6ft 12s  °  ° 6mph
    Tide times
    Low 4:13am (0.37m)
    High 9:59am (1.08m)
    Low 3:35pm (0.44m)
    High 10:08pm (1.56m)
    Daylight
    First light07:06
    Sunrise07:30
    Sunset20:23
    Dark20:47
  • Sat 22/02 »
    Surf report for Sat 22/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    3:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 1mph
    9:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 1mph
    15:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 6mph
    21:00 5ft 15s  °  ° 10mph
    Tide times
    Low 4:52am (0.34m)
    High 10:39am (1.12m)
    Low 4:17pm (0.41m)
    High 10:47pm (1.56m)
    Daylight
    First light07:07
    Sunrise07:31
    Sunset20:22
    Dark20:46
  • Sun 23/02 »
    Surf report for Sun 23/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    3:00 5ft 18s  °  ° 6mph
    9:00 5ft 17s  °  ° 3mph
    15:00 5ft 17s  °  ° 6mph
    21:00 6ft 16s  °  ° 10mph
    Tide times
    Low 5:26am (0.33m)
    High 11:14am (1.15m)
    Low 4:56pm (0.40m)
    High 11:21pm (1.55m)
    Daylight
    First light07:08
    Sunrise07:31
    Sunset20:22
    Dark20:45
  • Mon 24/02 »
    Surf report for Mon 24/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    3:00 6ft 15s  °  ° 7mph
    9:00 5ft 15s  °  ° 4mph
    15:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 10mph
    21:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 12mph
    Tide times
    Low 5:58am (0.33m)
    High 11:47am (1.18m)
    Low 5:32pm (0.41m)
    High 11:54pm (1.51m)
    Daylight
    First light07:08
    Sunrise07:32
    Sunset20:21
    Dark20:44
  • Tue 25/02 »
    Surf report for Tue 25/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    3:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 9mph
    9:00 6ft 14s  °  ° 3mph
    15:00 6ft 14s  °  ° 11mph
    21:00 6ft 13s  °  ° 7mph
    Tide times
    Low 6:28am (0.35m)
    High 12:19pm (1.19m)
    Low 6:07pm (0.43m)
    Daylight
    First light07:09
    Sunrise07:33
    Sunset20:20
    Dark20:43
  • Wed 26/02 »
    Surf report for Wed 26/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    3:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 7mph
    9:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 4mph
    15:00 6ft 13s  °  ° 8mph
    21:00 6ft 16s  °  ° 10mph
    Tide times
    High 12:26am (1.46m)
    Low 6:56am (0.38m)
    High 12:50pm (1.20m)
    Low 6:41pm (0.46m)
    Daylight
    First light07:10
    Sunrise07:33
    Sunset20:19
    Dark20:42

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