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

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

Katwijk is a surf spot in the Netherlands. The water temperature around Katwijk varies extremely year round. 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 Katwijk 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 Katwijk?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Katwijk is ca:
18°C (64°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in proximity to Katwijk. The closest one is Katwijk watering, which is 0.6km (0.4miles) away from Katwijk. Click here for directions and for more information on Katwijk watering and its current water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Katwijk is Noordwijk, which is roughly 3.1km (2miles) away.

Are there white sand beaches close to Katwijk?

There are not too many beaches near to Katwijk. A beach that might be worth checking out is Bredene, which is only 90.9km (56.5miles) away from Katwijk. Another gorgeous beach near Katwijk is Ostend, which is approximately 93.2km (57.9miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Katwijk?

The sea temperature at Katwijk 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 several hours, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Katwijk. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures reach lows of nearly 5°C (41°F). During these months, 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 good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Katwijk?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. 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 typically change during summer 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 Katwijk: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Katwijk...

Do you know what the the city Freire in Chile, the city Villeneuve-les-Sablons in France, and the city Schoonhoven in Netherlands have in common with Katwijk? Click on the links to find out...