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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near De Panne, Belgium

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about De Panne...

De Panne is a coastal city in Belgium. It is a quite little city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 9799 people. The water temperature around De Panne varies dramatically during the year. The temperature ranges from 5.7°C (42.2°F) in January up to 19.3°C (66.7°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 De Panne 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 De Panne?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters near De Panne is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to De Panne. The closest one is Nieuwpoort, which is 4.9km (5.4miles) away from De Panne. Click here for more information on Nieuwpoort and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near De Panne are Westende, which is ca 8.7km (5.4miles) away, and Dunkerque, located roughly 10.4km (6.5miles) from De Panne.

Are there beaches close by?

Yes, there are more beautiful beaches in close proximity to De Panne. The nearest one is Ostend, which is 16.6km (10.3miles) away from De Panne. Another good beach near De Panne is Bredene, which is roughly 18.9km (11.8miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for De Panne?

The water temperature around De Panne 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 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during December, January, and February, temperatures reach lows of approximately 6°C (42°F). During this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near De Panne?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (42-51°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during summer when temperatures range from 14 to 19°C (58-67°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to De Panne: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about De Panne...

Do you know what the the city San Patricio in the Philippines, the city Teknaf in the Bangladesh, and the city LAlcudia in the Spain have in common with De Panne? Click on the links to find out...