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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Antwerpen, Belgium

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Antwerpen...

Antwerpen is a coastal city in Belgium. It is a comparatively mid-size city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 459805 people. The water temperature around Antwerpen varies dramatically during the year. The temperature ranges from 4.8°C (40.7°F) in February up to 19.4°C (67°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Antwerpen is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Antwerpen?

The current water temperature in the month of June in the waters near Antwerpen is about:
15°C (59°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Antwerpen. A spot that might be worth checking out is Windorgel-Vlissingen, which is about 40km (28.8miles) away from Antwerpen. Click here for directions and for more information on Windorgel-Vlissingen and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Antwerpen are Domburg, which is approximately 46.3km (28.8miles) away, and Surfers Paradise-Knokke, located ca 46.7km (29miles) from Antwerpen.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

No, there are not many beaches in close proximity to Antwerpen. One beach, which is not too far away, is Bredene, which is just 61.9km (38.5miles) away from Antwerpen. Another beach near Antwerpen is Ostend, which is 63.8km (39.7miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Antwerpen?

The water temperature around Antwerpen is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (67°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Antwerpen. However, during January, February, and March, temperatures reach lows of approximately 5°C (41°F). In this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Antwerpen?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 14 to 19°C (58-67°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Antwerpen: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Antwerpen...

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