Best Beaches in Southern Europe in December

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PICK A MONTH FOR BEST BEACHES IN SOUTHERN EUROPE

These are the best beaches in Southern Europe in December, based on average sunshine, sea temperature, rainfall and temperature. Though many factors can come into play when choosing your beach destination, the beach weather will often be a deciding factor. Here we list the top beaches based on the average weather conditions and sea temperature.

Best Beach Destinations in Southern Europe in December

  • 22°C (71°F) Air
    28°C (83°F) Sea
    7.1 Hrs of Sun / Day
    3.3 Days of Rain

    December has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (71°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 68% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.1hrs making the days quite long and bright. December has total rainfall of 3.3cm (1.3inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 3.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Fuerteventura. Sea temperatures are a very warm 28°C (83°F). December is an excellent month for swimming in Fuerteventura with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

  • 23°C (73°F) Air
    21°C (70°F) Sea
    7.2 Hrs of Sun / Day
    5.5 Days of Rain

    December has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (73°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 69% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.2hrs making the days quite long and bright. December has total rainfall of 0cm (0inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 5.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Tenerife. Sea temperatures are a moderate 21°C (70°F). December is a pleasant month for swimming in Tenerife though some people may prefer warmer water.

  • 21°C (71°F) Air
    28°C (83°F) Sea
    6.8 Hrs of Sun / Day
    4.2 Days of Rain

    December has average maximum temperatures of 21°C (71°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 66% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.8hrs. December has total rainfall of 2.8cm (1.1inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 4.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Lanzarote. Sea temperatures are a very warm 28°C (83°F). December is an excellent month for swimming in Lanzarote with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

  • 21°C (71°F) Air
    19°C (67°F) Sea
    7.0 Hrs of Sun / Day
    4.2 Days of Rain

    December has average maximum temperatures of 21°C (71°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 68% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.0hrs. December has total rainfall of 0.6cm (0.2inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 4.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Canary Islands. Sea temperatures are a cool 19°C (67°F). December is a slightly chilly month for swimming in Canary Islands.

  • 22°C (71°F) Air
    20°C (68°F) Sea
    7.1 Hrs of Sun / Day
    3.3 Days of Rain

    December has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (71°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 68% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.1hrs making the days quite long and bright. December has total rainfall of 3.3cm (1.3inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 3.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Jandia Peninsular. Sea temperatures are a cool 20°C (68°F). December is a slightly chilly month for swimming in Jandia Peninsular.

  • 22°C (71°F) Air
    20°C (67°F) Sea
    7.0 Hrs of Sun / Day
    3.3 Days of Rain

    December has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (71°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 68% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.0hrs. December has total rainfall of 3.3cm (1.3inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 3.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in La Oliva. Sea temperatures are a cool 20°C (67°F). December is a slightly chilly month for swimming in La Oliva.

  • 22°C (72°F) Air
    20°C (68°F) Sea
    7.1 Hrs of Sun / Day
    6.9 Days of Rain

    December has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (72°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 68% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.1hrs making the days quite long and bright. December has total rainfall of 4.3cm (1.7inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 6.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is a good time for sunbathing in Gran Canaria. Sea temperatures are a moderate 20°C (68°F). December is a pleasant month for swimming in Gran Canaria though some people may prefer warmer water.

  • 17°C (63°F) Air
    18°C (64°F) Sea
    5.9 Hrs of Sun / Day
    9.5 Days of Rain

    December has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (63°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 60% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.9 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 4.7cm (1.9inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 9.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Islands of Sicily. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (64°F). December is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Islands of Sicily for prolonged periods of time.

  • 17°C (63°F) Air
    18°C (65°F) Sea
    5.3 Hrs of Sun / Day
    7.7 Days of Rain

    December has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (63°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 55% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.3 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 0.1cm (0.0inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 7.7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Algarve. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (65°F). December is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Algarve for prolonged periods of time.

  • 16°C (62°F) Air
    16°C (61°F) Sea
    5.9 Hrs of Sun / Day
    8.6 Days of Rain

    December has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (62°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 62% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 5.9hrs. December has total rainfall of 1.2cm (0.5inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 8.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Sardinia. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (61°F). December is too cold for swimming in Sardinia for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 17°C (63°F) Air
    18°C (64°F) Sea
    5.3 Hrs of Sun / Day
    7.7 Days of Rain

    December has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (63°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 55% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.3 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 0.1cm (0.0inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 7.7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Faro District. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (64°F). December is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Faro District for prolonged periods of time.

  • 17°C (62°F) Air
    17°C (62°F) Sea
    5.2 Hrs of Sun / Day
    4.4 Days of Rain

    December has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (62°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 54% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.2 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 0.2cm (0.1inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 4.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Almeria Province. Sea temperatures are a cold 17°C (62°F). December is too cold for swimming in Almeria Province for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 17°C (63°F) Air
    17°C (62°F) Sea
    5.1 Hrs of Sun / Day
    7.0 Days of Rain

    December has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (63°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 53% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.1 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 0.4cm (0.2inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Costa del Sol. Sea temperatures are a cold 17°C (62°F). December is too cold for swimming in Costa del Sol for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 17°C (63°F) Air
    17°C (62°F) Sea
    5.1 Hrs of Sun / Day
    7.0 Days of Rain

    December has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (63°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 53% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.1 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 0.4cm (0.2inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Malaga Province. Sea temperatures are a cold 17°C (62°F). December is too cold for swimming in Malaga Province for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 16°C (61°F) Air
    17°C (62°F) Sea
    5.3 Hrs of Sun / Day
    5.2 Days of Rain

    December has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (61°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 55% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.3 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 0.2cm (0.1inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 5.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Murcia. Sea temperatures are a cold 17°C (62°F). December is too cold for swimming in Murcia for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 16°C (62°F) Air
    18°C (64°F) Sea
    5.4 Hrs of Sun / Day
    12.5 Days of Rain

    December has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (62°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 56% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.4 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 0.4cm (0.2inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 12.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Sicily. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (64°F). December is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Sicily for prolonged periods of time.

  • 17°C (62°F) Air
    17°C (62°F) Sea
    5.2 Hrs of Sun / Day
    5.5 Days of Rain

    December has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (62°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 55% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.2 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 0.3cm (0.1inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 5.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Costa Blanca. Sea temperatures are a cold 17°C (62°F). December is too cold for swimming in Costa Blanca for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 17°C (62°F) Air
    17°C (62°F) Sea
    5.2 Hrs of Sun / Day
    5.5 Days of Rain

    December has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (62°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 55% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.2 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 0.3cm (0.1inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 5.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Valencian Country. Sea temperatures are a cold 17°C (62°F). December is too cold for swimming in Valencian Country for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 16°C (61°F) Air
    18°C (65°F) Sea
    6.5 Hrs of Sun / Day
    11.6 Days of Rain

    December has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (61°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 67% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.5hrs. December has total rainfall of 7.5cm (3.0inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 11.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Amorgos. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (65°F). December is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Amorgos for prolonged periods of time.

  • 16°C (61°F) Air
    18°C (64°F) Sea
    6.5 Hrs of Sun / Day
    11.6 Days of Rain

    December has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (61°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 67% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.5hrs. December has total rainfall of 7.5cm (3.0inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 11.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Paros. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (64°F). December is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Paros for prolonged periods of time.

  • 16°C (61°F) Air
    18°C (65°F) Sea
    6.5 Hrs of Sun / Day
    10.8 Days of Rain

    December has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (61°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 67% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.5hrs. December has total rainfall of 7.5cm (3.0inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Santorini. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (65°F). December is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Santorini for prolonged periods of time.

  • 16°C (61°F) Air
    18°C (64°F) Sea
    6.4 Hrs of Sun / Day
    11.6 Days of Rain

    December has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (61°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 66% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.4hrs. December has total rainfall of 7.5cm (3.0inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 11.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Naxos. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (64°F). December is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Naxos for prolonged periods of time.

  • 14°C (57°F) Air
    16°C (62°F) Sea
    6.3 Hrs of Sun / Day
    8.0 Days of Rain

    December has average maximum temperatures of 14°C (57°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 67% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.3hrs. December has total rainfall of 0.1cm (0.0inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Puglia. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (62°F). December is too cold for swimming in Puglia for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

  • 15°C (58°F) Air
    19°C (67°F) Sea
    6.6 Hrs of Sun / Day
    7.5 Days of Rain

    December has average maximum temperatures of 15°C (58°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 69% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.6hrs. December has total rainfall of 8.9cm (3.5inches) making it mostly dry with only light showers. There are just 7.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Chios. Sea temperatures are a cool 19°C (67°F). December is a slightly chilly month for swimming in Chios.

  • 17°C (63°F) Air
    20°C (67°F) Sea
    6.4 Hrs of Sun / Day
    7.4 Days of Rain

    December has average maximum temperatures of 17°C (63°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 66% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.4hrs. December has total rainfall of 14.1cm (5.6inches) making it quite dry with only moderate showers. There are just 7.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Karpathos. Sea temperatures are a cool 20°C (67°F). December is a slightly chilly month for swimming in Karpathos.

  • 16°C (61°F) Air
    18°C (64°F) Sea
    6.5 Hrs of Sun / Day
    11.6 Days of Rain

    December has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (61°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 67% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.5hrs. December has total rainfall of 7.5cm (3.0inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 11.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Ios. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (64°F). December is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Ios for prolonged periods of time.

  • 16°C (61°F) Air
    18°C (64°F) Sea
    6.4 Hrs of Sun / Day
    11.6 Days of Rain

    December has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (61°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 66% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.4hrs. December has total rainfall of 7.5cm (3.0inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 11.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Milos. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (64°F). December is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Milos for prolonged periods of time.

  • 16°C (61°F) Air
    18°C (64°F) Sea
    6.4 Hrs of Sun / Day
    11.6 Days of Rain

    December has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (61°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 66% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.4hrs. December has total rainfall of 7.5cm (3.0inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 11.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Sifnos. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (64°F). December is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Sifnos for prolonged periods of time.

  • 15°C (58°F) Air
    17°C (63°F) Sea
    5.3 Hrs of Sun / Day
    8.2 Days of Rain

    December has average maximum temperatures of 15°C (58°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 56% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.3 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 0.5cm (0.2inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 8.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Cascais. Sea temperatures are a chilly 17°C (63°F). December is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Cascais for prolonged periods of time.

  • 15°C (58°F) Air
    18°C (65°F) Sea
    6.6 Hrs of Sun / Day
    7.5 Days of Rain

    December has average maximum temperatures of 15°C (58°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 69% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.6hrs. December has total rainfall of 8.9cm (3.5inches) making it mostly dry with only light showers. There are just 7.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

    It is not a good time for sunbathing in Ikaria. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (65°F). December is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Ikaria for prolonged periods of time.