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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Skagen Strand, Denmark

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Skagen Strand...

Skagen Strand is a beach in Denmark. The water temperature around Skagen Strand changes dramatically throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 3.8°C (38.9°F) in February up to 16.8°C (62.2°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Skagen Strand 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 Skagen Strand?

The current water temperature in the month of July at Skagen Strand is about:
15°C (60°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Skagen Strand. The closest decent spot is Loekken, which is 38km (55.3miles) away from Skagen Strand. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Loekken and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Skagen Strand are Klitmoller, which is 89.1km (55.3miles) away, and Saltstein, located ca 89.1km (55.3miles) from Skagen Strand.

Are there any other gorgeous beaches close to Skagen Strand?

There are not too many beaches near to Skagen Strand. One beach, which is not too far away, is Skallerup Klit, which is only 29.5km (18.3miles) away from Skagen Strand. Another fun beach near Skagen Strand is Vestero Strand, approximately 33.9km (21miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Skagen Strand?

The sea temperature at Skagen Strand is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended 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 Skagen Strand. However, during January, February, and March, water temperatures come down to roughly 4°C (39°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Skagen Strand?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit 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 typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Skagen Strand: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Skagen Strand...

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