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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Dongen, Netherlands

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

Dongen is a coastal city in the Netherlands. It is a rather small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 25464 people. The water temperature around Dongen 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 Dongen 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 Dongen?

The current water temperature in the month of January in the waters around Dongen is ca:
6°C (42°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Dongen. The next good one is Ter Heijde, which is just 43.1km (26.8miles) away from Dongen. Click here for directions and for more information on Ter Heijde and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Dongen are Kijkduin, which is roughly 43.2km (26.8miles) away, and Hoek van Holland, located 43.4km (27miles) from Dongen.

Are there white sand beaches in proximity to Dongen?

There are not many beaches near to Dongen. A good beach nearby is Bredene, which is just 89.3km (55.5miles) away from Dongen. Another beautiful beach near Dongen is Ostend, ca 91.5km (56.9miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Dongen?

The sea temperature around Dongen 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 be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Dongen. However, during January, February, and March, water temperatures come down to approximately 5°C (41°F). During this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Dongen?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot 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 are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 14 to 19°C (58-67°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Dongen: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Dongen...

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