The Beach Guide

Isla Negra

Situated around 70 kilometres south of Valparaiso is Isla Negra. Translated as “black island” this is somewhat misleading as it is not in fact an island at all. The name actually comes from an outcrop of dark rocks on the beach.

Much of what you will hear about Isla Negra relates to its most famous formere resident, the Nobel Prize-winning poet and politician Pablo Neruda. It was in fact he who named the area, with the beach overlooked by his home here. The house is now a museum - the Casa de Isla Negra. Here you can see his various eclectic and quirky collections which mostly relate to the sea - old anchors, sea shells, ship’s bells and the likes.

Set just below Neruda’s house is Isla Negra’s beach. A stretch of sand dotted with rocky outcrops which largely seperate the sand from the ocean.

Nearest city

El Tabo

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Isla Negra Weather Info

Current weather (Thu Feb 20th 18:00)

Clear sky

(Clear sky)
18°C / 64°F

Sea temperature
16.3°C
61.4°F
Wind NW
Rain 0.0mm
Sunrise 07:12
Sunset 19:14
Current weather

Week weather forecast

Fri 21st
Clear sky 20°C / 68°F NW

11 mph
18 km/h

Sat 22nd
Clear sky 20°C / 68°F NW

9 mph
14 km/h

Sun 23rd
Fair 16°C / 61°F ENE

2 mph
3 km/h

Mon 24th
Fair 15°C / 59°F WSW

2 mph
3 km/h

Tue 25th
Clear sky 15°C / 59°F SSE

2 mph
4 km/h

Wed 26th
Clear sky 18°C / 64°F SE

6 mph
10 km/h

5 Day Isla Negra 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

Isla Negra 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 7ft 12s  °  ° 13mph
    12:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 12mph
    21:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 7mph
    Tide times
    Low 4:46am (0.38m)
    High 10:35am (1.19m)
    Low 4:08pm (0.47m)
    High 10:41pm (1.70m)
    Daylight
    First light07:01
    Sunrise07:26
    Sunset20:33
    Dark20:59
  • Sat 22/02 »
    Surf report for Sat 22/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    3:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 6mph
    9:00 5ft 19s  °  ° 9mph
    15:00 6ft 18s  °  ° 9mph
    21:00 6ft 18s  °  ° 3mph
    Tide times
    Low 5:22am (0.35m)
    High 11:12am (1.24m)
    Low 4:49pm (0.44m)
    High 11:18pm (1.71m)
    Daylight
    First light07:02
    Sunrise07:27
    Sunset20:32
    Dark20:58
  • Sun 23/02 »
    Surf report for Sun 23/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    3:00 7ft 17s  °  ° 2mph
    9:00 7ft 16s  °  ° 2mph
    15:00 7ft 15s  °  ° 6mph
    21:00 6ft 15s  °  ° 4mph
    Tide times
    Low 5:54am (0.34m)
    High 11:45am (1.28m)
    Low 5:26pm (0.42m)
    High 11:52pm (1.70m)
    Daylight
    First light07:03
    Sunrise07:28
    Sunset20:31
    Dark20:57
  • Mon 24/02 »
    Surf report for Mon 24/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    3:00 7ft 14s  °  ° 13mph
    9:00 7ft 14s  °  ° 9mph
    15:00 8ft 15s  °  ° 13mph
    21:00 8ft 14s  °  ° 14mph
    Tide times
    Low 6:24am (0.34m)
    High 12:16pm (1.31m)
    Low 6:01pm (0.42m)
    Daylight
    First light07:04
    Sunrise07:29
    Sunset20:30
    Dark20:56
  • Tue 25/02 »
    Surf report for Tue 25/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    3:00 9ft 14s  °  ° 14mph
    9:00 9ft 13s  °  ° 15mph
    15:00 8ft 13s  °  ° 21mph
    21:00 8ft 12s  °  ° 19mph
    Tide times
    High 12:24am (1.66m)
    Low 6:52am (0.36m)
    High 12:47pm (1.33m)
    Low 6:34pm (0.43m)
    Daylight
    First light07:05
    Sunrise07:30
    Sunset20:29
    Dark20:54
  • Wed 26/02 »
    Surf report for Wed 26/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    3:00 8ft 12s  °  ° 14mph
    9:00 8ft 16s  °  ° 3mph
    15:00 8ft 15s  °  ° 9mph
    21:00 8ft 15s  °  ° 6mph
    Tide times
    High 12:54am (1.60m)
    Low 7:19am (0.39m)
    High 1:17pm (1.34m)
    Low 7:08pm (0.47m)
    Daylight
    First light07:05
    Sunrise07:31
    Sunset20:28
    Dark20:53

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