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

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

Heemstede is a coastal city in the Netherlands. It is a rather small-sized town close to the water with a population of 25562 people. The water temperature around Heemstede has extreme variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 4.8°C (40.6°F) in February up to 19.2°C (66.5°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Heemstede 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 Heemstede?

The current water temperature in the month of May near Heemstede is ca:
11°C (53°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Heemstede?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Heemstede. The closest one is Zandvoort, which is 4.4km (4.4miles) away from Heemstede. Click here for directions and for more information on Zandvoort and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Heemstede are Langevelderslag, which is roughly 7.2km (4.4miles) away, and Ijmuiden, located roughly 8km (5miles) from Heemstede.

Are there sandy beaches close to Heemstede?

Not too many beaches are located near to Heemstede. The next good one is Bredene, which is almost 105.1km (65.3miles) away from Heemstede. If you have some extra time, you can also try Ostend, which is 107.4km (66.7miles) away from Heemstede.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Heemstede?

The sea temperature around Heemstede is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°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 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 . However, during January, February, and March, temperatures reach lows of roughly 5°C (41°F). In this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Heemstede?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving 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 can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Heemstede: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Heemstede...

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