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

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

Houdain is a coastal city in France. It is a rather small-sized town close to the ocean with a population of 7622 people. The water temperature around Houdain has significant variability during 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 Houdain 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 Houdain?

The current water temperature in the month of October near Houdain is ca:
15°C (59°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Houdain. A spot, which is not too far away, is Dunkerque, which is about 42.7km (26.6miles) away from Houdain. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Dunkerque and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Houdain are Terminus berck, which is approximately 42.9km (26.6miles) away, and Berck sur mer, located roughly 43.3km (26.9miles) from Houdain.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

There are not too many beaches in proximity to Houdain. One beach, which is not too far away, is Ostend, which is only 55.5km (34.5miles) away from Houdain. Another fun beach near Houdain is Bredene, which is 57.4km (35.6miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Houdain?

The sea temperature around Houdain 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 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during December, January, and February, temperatures reach lows of roughly 6°C (42°F). During this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some people might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Houdain?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (42-51°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during summer when temperatures reach 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 Houdain: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Houdain...

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