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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Houthulst, Belgium

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

Houthulst is a coastal city in Belgium. It is a fairly small-sized town close to the ocean with a population of 8951 people. The water temperature around Houthulst changes extremely 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 Houthulst 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 Houthulst?

The current water temperature in the month of February in the waters around Houthulst is ca:
6°C (42°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Houthulst. The closest one is Westende, which is just 15.3km (9.6miles) away from Houthulst. Click here for more information on Westende and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Houthulst are Middelkerke, which is ca 15.4km (9.6miles) away, and Nieuwpoort, located approximately 16km (10miles) from Houthulst.

Are there sandy beaches located close to Houthulst?

There are several nice beaches near to Houthulst. The nearest one is Ostend, which is 16.4km (10.2miles) away from Houthulst. Another gorgeous beach near Houthulst is Bredene, which is ca 17.7km (11miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Houthulst?

The sea temperature around Houthulst 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 a good amount of time, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Houthulst. However, during winter, sea temperatures come down to nearly 6°C (42°F). During this time, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Houthulst?

Due to significant water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter 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 love this temperature range. The conditions usually change during July, August, and September when water temperatures go up to 14 to 19°C (58-67°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Houthulst: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Houthulst...

Do you know what the the city Manchester in the United States, the island Dursey in the Republic of Ireland, and the city Bene Vagienna in the Italy have in common with Houthulst? Click on the links to find out...