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
Current weather (Thu Feb 20th 17:00)
27°C / 81°F
Week weather forecast
Fri 21st25°C / 77°F
Sat 22nd26°C / 79°F
Sun 23rd18°C / 64°F
Mon 24th17°C / 63°F
Tue 25th17°C / 63°F
Wed 26th19°C / 66°F
5 Day Bahía Inglesa UV Index
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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 light 07:06 Sunrise 07:30 Sunset 20:23 Dark 20:47
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 light 07:07 Sunrise 07:31 Sunset 20:22 Dark 20:46
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 light 07:08 Sunrise 07:31 Sunset 20:22 Dark 20:45
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 light 07:08 Sunrise 07:32 Sunset 20:21 Dark 20:44
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 light 07:09 Sunrise 07:33 Sunset 20:20 Dark 20:43
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 light 07:10 Sunrise 07:33 Sunset 20:19 Dark 20:42