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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 surf spot in France. The water temperature around Dunkerque has extreme 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 shown in the interactive table 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 at Dunkerque?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Dunkerque is ca:
17°C (63°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in proximity to Dunkerque. The closest one is Oye plage escardines, which is just 14.8km (9.2miles) away from Dunkerque. Click here for directions and for more information on Oye plage escardines and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Dunkerque is Nieuwpoort, which is 15.1km (9.4miles) away.

Are there white sand beaches located close to Dunkerque?

There are not many beaches near to Dunkerque. The next good one is Ostend, which is just 26.8km (16.7miles) away from Dunkerque. Another beach near Dunkerque is Bredene, ca 29.1km (18.1miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Dunkerque?

The sea temperature at 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 be in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Dunkerque. Nevertheless, during winter, temperatures drop down to 6°C (42°F). During this time, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Dunkerque?

Due to significant water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. 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. However, the conditions usually change during summer when water temperatures range from 14 to 19°C (58-67°F). Fish which 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.

Fun facts about Dunkerque...

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