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

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

Dessel is a coastal city in Belgium. It is a fairly dense town close to the water with a population of 8707 people. The water temperature around Dessel changes significantly year round. 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 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 Dessel 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 Dessel?

The current water temperature in the month of August near Dessel is ca:
19°C (67°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Dessel?

There are not many surf spots close to Dessel. The closest decent spot is Hoek van Holland, which is roughly 67.3km (42.3miles) away from Dessel. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Hoek van Holland and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Dessel are Ter Heijde, which is ca 68km (42.3miles) away, and Maasvlakte, located roughly 68.1km (42.3miles) from Dessel.

Are there sandy beaches close by?

There are not too many beaches close to Dessel. The closest decent beach is Bredene, which is just 92.7km (57.6miles) away from Dessel. Another nice beach near Dessel is Ostend, ca 94.6km (58.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Dessel?

The sea temperature around Dessel 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 required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, sea temperatures reach lows of roughly 5°C (41°F). During this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some people might even be fine with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Dessel?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during summer when sea temperatures go up to 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 Dessel: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Dessel...

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