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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 a surf spot in the Netherlands. The water temperature around Vlieland has significant variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 4.3°C (39.7°F) in February up to 19.2°C (66.6°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 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 at Vlieland?

The current water temperature in the month of April at Vlieland is about:
8°C (46°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Vlieland. The nearest one is Texel, Kogerstrand, which is just 18.6km (11.6miles) away from Vlieland. Click here for directions and for more information on Texel, Kogerstrand and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Vlieland is Texel, Paal 12, which is ca 23.1km (14.3miles) away.

Are there gorgeous beaches close by?

There are not too many beaches in proximity to Vlieland. The next good one is Borkum-Nordseeheilbad, which is just 69.3km (43.1miles) away from Vlieland. Another beautiful beach near Vlieland is Juist Beach, approximately 84.3km (52.3miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Vlieland?

The sea temperature at Vlieland is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (67°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 people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Vlieland. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, water temperatures reach lows of roughly 4°C (40°F). During this time, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Vlieland?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (40-49°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during summer when temperatures go up to 14 to 19°C (58-67°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.

Some fun facts about Vlieland...

Do you know what the Bornhauser Basin , Schurensohlen in Germany, and the city La Guyonniere in France have in common with Vlieland? Click on the links to find out...