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

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

Vlaardingen is a coastal city in the Netherlands. It is a relatively average coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 73798 people. The water temperature around Vlaardingen changes significantly during the year. The temperature ranges from 4°C (39.3°F) in February up to 18.3°C (65°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 Vlaardingen 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 Vlaardingen?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters close to Vlaardingen is approximately:
4°C (39°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Vlaardingen. The nearest one is Ter Heijde, which is just 11.1km (7.1miles) away from Vlaardingen. Click here for directions and for more information on Ter Heijde and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Vlaardingen are Hoek van Holland, which is approximately 11.4km (7.1miles) away, and Kijkduin, located roughly 12km (7.5miles) from Vlaardingen.

Are there nice beaches close by?

No, there are not many beaches in proximity to Vlaardingen. The closest decent beach is Bredene, which is just 75.5km (46.9miles) away from Vlaardingen. Another gorgeous beach near Vlaardingen is Ostend, roughly 77.9km (48.4miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Vlaardingen?

The water temperature around Vlaardingen 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 be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Vlaardingen. However, during late winter, water temperatures reach lows of approximately 4°C (39°F). During this time, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 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 scuba diving and fishing near Vlaardingen?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (39-48°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when water temperatures go up to 13 to 18°C (56-65°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Vlaardingen: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Vlaardingen...

Do you know what the the city Guba in the Philippines, the city Motta Camastra in the Italy, and the city Le Val-Saint-Pere in the France have in common with Vlaardingen? Click on the links to find out...