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

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

Koekelare is a coastal city in Belgium. It is a comparatively little coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 8317 people. The water temperature around Koekelare changes extremely year round. The temperature ranges from 4.7°C (40.4°F) in January up to 18.2°C (64.7°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 Koekelare 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 Koekelare?

The current water temperature in the month of September in the waters close to Koekelare is approximately:
17°C (62°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Koekelare. The nearest one is Middelkerke, which is only 9.5km (6.2miles) away from Koekelare. Click here to check out more information on Middelkerke and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Koekelare are Ollies point, which is roughly 9.9km (6.2miles) away, and Roje meur, located approximately 9.9km (6.2miles) from Koekelare.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

Yes, there are several gorgeous beaches close to Koekelare. The nearest one is Ostend, which is only 8.9km (5.5miles) away from Koekelare. Another gorgeous beach near Koekelare is Bredene, which is ca 10km (6.2miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Koekelare?

The water temperature around Koekelare 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 feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Koekelare. However, during winter, temperatures cool down to approximately 5°C (40°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 amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Koekelare?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (40-49°F) during December, January, and February. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during July, August, and September when water temperatures range from 13 to 18°C (56-65°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Koekelare: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Koekelare...

Do you know what the the city Prunedale in the United States, the city Santo Estevao in the Brazil, and the city Harrisburg in the United States have in common with Koekelare? Click on the links to find out...