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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Helgoland, Germany

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

Helgoland is a beach in Germany. The water temperature around Helgoland changes significantly during the year. The temperature ranges from 3.8°C (38.9°F) in March up to 17.4°C (63.3°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Helgoland 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 Helgoland?

The current water temperature in the month of November at Helgoland is about:
10°C (51°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Helgoland. The closest decent spot is Helgoland, which is about 1.2km (18.9miles) away from Helgoland. Click here for directions and for more information on Helgoland and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Helgoland are St Peter Ording, which is ca 30.4km (18.9miles) away, and Norderney, located 43.9km (27.3miles) from Helgoland.

Are there any other beaches close by?

There are not many beaches close to Helgoland. One beach, which is not too far away, is Wangerooge-Nordseeheilbad, which is just 26.8km (16.6miles) away from Helgoland. Another beach near Helgoland is Spiekeroog Beach, roughly 29.4km (18.3miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Helgoland?

The sea temperature at Helgoland is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°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 might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Helgoland. Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, temperatures drop down to nearly 4°C (39°F). In this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very windy 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 near Helgoland?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (39-48°F) during spring. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions usually change during summer when temperatures reach 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Helgoland: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Helgoland...

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