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

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

Middelkerke is a surf spot in Belgium. The water temperature around Middelkerke varies dramatically during the year. 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 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 Middelkerke 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 Middelkerke?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Middelkerke is about:
11°C (52°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Middelkerke. The nearest one is Westende, which is just 2.8km (1.8miles) away from Middelkerke. Click here to check out more information on Westende and its current water temperature. Another surfspot near Middelkerke is Ollies point, which is roughly 3.3km (2miles) away.

Are there gorgeous beaches close by?

There are other gorgeous beaches near to Middelkerke. The nearest one is Ostend, which is just 5.1km (3.2miles) away from Middelkerke. Another good beach near Middelkerke is Bredene, which is 7.4km (4.6miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Middelkerke?

The sea temperature at Middelkerke 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 ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during winter, temperatures come down to nearly 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 a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Middelkerke?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (40-49°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during summer when water temperatures reach 13 to 18°C (56-65°F). Fish that can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Middelkerke: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Middelkerke...

Do you know what the the city Braccagni in Italy, the geo Hilton London Wembley , and the city Boklund in Germany have in common with Middelkerke? Click on the links to find out...