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

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

Damme is a coastal city in Belgium. It is a rather small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 10924 people. The water temperature around Damme has extreme variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 4.6°C (40.3°F) in January up to 18.6°C (65.5°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Damme 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 Damme?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters around Damme is ca:
11°C (52°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Damme. The closest one is Bay of Heist, which is just 6.8km (4.2miles) away from Damme. Click here for more information on Bay of Heist and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Damme are Casino break, which is 6.8km (4.2miles) away, and Zeebrugge, located ca 7.5km (4.6miles) from Damme.

Are there white sand beaches in proximity to Damme?

There are more nice beaches near to Damme. The nearest one is Bredene, which is 13.4km (8.3miles) away from Damme. Another beautiful beach near Damme is Ostend, which is roughly 15.5km (9.6miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Damme?

The sea temperature around Damme is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (65°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Damme. However, during December, January, and February, sea temperatures cool down to nearly 5°C (40°F). During these months, 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 good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Damme?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (40-49°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 14 to 19°C (56-65°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Damme: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Damme...

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