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

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

Makkum is a coastal city in the Netherlands. It is a quite little city close to the ocean with a population of 3527 people. The water temperature around Makkum has a large variability year round. The temperature ranges from 3.6°C (38.5°F) in January up to 20.1°C (68.2°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Makkum 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 Makkum?

The current water temperature in the month of August near Makkum is about:
20°C (68°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Makkum. A spot that might be worth checking out is Vlieland, which is about 29.7km (23.9miles) away from Makkum. Click here for directions and for more information on Vlieland and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Makkum are Texel, Kogerstrand, which is roughly 38.4km (23.9miles) away, and Texel, Paal 12, located roughly 40.3km (25.1miles) from Makkum.

Are there beaches near by?

No, there are not too many beaches in close proximity to Makkum. A good beach nearby is Borkum-Nordseeheilbad, which is only 53km (32.9miles) away from Makkum. Another beautiful beach near Makkum is Juist Beach, which is 67.8km (42.1miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Makkum?

The water temperature around Makkum is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (68°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, 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, sea temperatures come down to nearly 4°C (38°F). During this time, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very windy 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 close to Makkum?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (38-47°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during summer when temperatures reach 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Makkum: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Makkum...

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