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

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

Dunkerque is a coastal city in France. It is a comparatively mid-size city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 71287 people. The water temperature around Dunkerque has significant variability throughout 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 Dunkerque 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 Dunkerque?

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

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Dunkerque. The closest one is Dunkerque, which is just 1.8km (9.3miles) away from Dunkerque. Click here to check out more information on Dunkerque and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Dunkerque are Oye plage escardines, which is roughly 15km (9.3miles) away, and Nieuwpoort, located approximately 15.3km (9.5miles) from Dunkerque.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

No, there are not many beaches close to Dunkerque. The closest decent beach is Ostend, which is only 27km (16.8miles) away from Dunkerque. Another good beach near Dunkerque is Bredene, which is ca 29.3km (18.2miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Dunkerque?

The water temperature around Dunkerque 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 people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during winter, sea temperatures reach lows of 6°C (42°F). During this time, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Dunkerque?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (42-51°F) during December, January, and February. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions 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 Dunkerque: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Dunkerque...

Do you know what the the city Rudkobing in Denmark, the city Montecelio in Italy, and the city Rogerville in France have in common with Dunkerque? Click on the links to find out...