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

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

Ostend is a beach in Belgium. The water temperature around Ostend 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 Ostend 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 Ostend?

The current water temperature in the month of April at Ostend is approximately:
8°C (47°F)

Are there surf spots close to Ostend?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Ostend. The nearest one is Oostende surfclub, which is only 1.5km (0.9miles) away from Ostend. Click here to check out more information on Oostende surfclub and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Ostend are Oostende centrum, which is ca 1.5km (0.9miles) away, and Roje meur, located ca 1.7km (1miles) from Ostend.

Are there any other beaches near by?

Yes, there are some other beaches close to Ostend. The nearest one is Bredene, which is only 2.3km (1.4miles) away from Ostend. Another gorgeous beach near Ostend is Broadstairs, which is approximately 65.4km (40.6miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Ostend?

The water temperature at Ostend 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 scuba diving at Ostend. However, during December, January, and February, temperatures come down to approximately 5°C (40°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, 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 better to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Ostend?

Due to relatively large 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 love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 13 to 18°C (56-65°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Ostend: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Ostend...

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