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

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

Vlieland is an island in the Netherlands. It is located in the West Frisian Islands island group. The water temperature around Vlieland has significant variability throughout the year. 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 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 Vlieland 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 Vlieland?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters close to Vlieland is approximately:
14°C (57°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Vlieland. The nearest one is Vlieland, which is just 7.4km (7.6miles) away from Vlieland. Click here for more information on Vlieland and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Vlieland are Texel, Kogerstrand, which is approximately 12.2km (7.6miles) away, and Texel, Paal 12, located 16.3km (10.1miles) from Vlieland.

Are there nice beaches close by?

No, there are not many beaches in proximity to Vlieland. The next good one is Borkum-Nordseeheilbad, which is only 73.7km (45.8miles) away from Vlieland. Another beautiful beach near Vlieland is Juist Beach, 88.8km (55.1miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Vlieland?

The water temperature around Vlieland 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 required 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 diving around Vlieland. However, during winter, water temperatures come down to roughly 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 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 recommended to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Vlieland?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (38-47°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions usually change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures go up to 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Vlieland: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Vlieland...

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