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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Bruges, France

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

Bruges is a coastal city in France. It is a comparatively little city close to the water with a population of 12650 people. The water temperature around Bruges has extreme variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 11°C (51.8°F) in January up to 21.2°C (70.1°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Bruges 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 Bruges?

The current water temperature in the month of August near Bruges is about:
21°C (70°F)

Are there surf spots near Bruges?

There are not too many surf spots close to Bruges. The next good one is Mascaret St Pardon, which is 14.7km (18.5miles) away from Bruges. Click here to check out more information on Mascaret St Pardon and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Bruges are Le Porge, which is roughly 29.8km (18.5miles) away, and Lacanau Supersud, located ca 29.9km (18.6miles) from Bruges.

Are there beautiful beaches near Bruges?

No, not too many beaches are located near to Bruges. The closest decent one is Magdalena, which is almost 141.2km (87.7miles) away from Bruges. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also visit El Sardinero, approximately 186.7km (116miles) away from Bruges.

What wetsuit is recommended for Bruges?

The water temperature around Bruges is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Bruges. Nevertheless, during winter, water temperatures come down to 11°C (52°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Bruges?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (52-61°F) during December, January, and February. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during fall when sea temperatures range from 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Bruges: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

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