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

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

Kijkduin is a surf spot in the Netherlands. The water temperature around Kijkduin has a large variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 4°C (39.3°F) in February up to 18.3°C (65°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Kijkduin 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 Kijkduin?

The current water temperature in the month of February at Kijkduin is approximately:
4°C (39°F)

Are there any other surf spots close to Kijkduin?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Kijkduin. The nearest one is Duindorp, which is just 2.1km (1.3miles) away from Kijkduin. Click here for directions and for more information on Duindorp and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Kijkduin is Scheveningen, which is roughly 2.9km (1.8miles) away.

Are there nice beaches near by?

No, there are not too many beaches in close proximity to Kijkduin. The next good one is Bredene, which is only 79km (49.1miles) away from Kijkduin. Another gorgeous beach near Kijkduin is Ostend, ca 81.3km (50.5miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Kijkduin?

The water temperature at Kijkduin is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (65°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, 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 4°C (39°F). During this time, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Kijkduin?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (39-48°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 13 to 18°C (56-65°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Kijkduin: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Kijkduin...

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