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

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

Voorschoten is a coastal city in the Netherlands. It is a rather small-sized town close to the water with a population of 22468 people. The water temperature around Voorschoten has significant variability 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 interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Voorschoten 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 Voorschoten?

The current water temperature in the month of October near Voorschoten is ca:
15°C (59°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Voorschoten?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Voorschoten. The nearest one is Wassenaar, which is 4.9km (3.6miles) away from Voorschoten. Click here for directions and for more information on Wassenaar and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Voorschoten are Katwijk, which is approximately 5.8km (3.6miles) away, and Katwijk watering, located 6.3km (3.9miles) from Voorschoten.

Are there sandy beaches close by?

There are not too many beaches in proximity to Voorschoten. One beach, which is not too far away, is Bredene, which is just 88.8km (55.2miles) away from Voorschoten. Another beautiful beach near Voorschoten is Ostend, which is roughly 91.1km (56.6miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Voorschoten?

The sea temperature around Voorschoten 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 recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during late winter, water temperatures come down to approximately 4°C (39°F). In this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Voorschoten?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (39-48°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures go up to 13 to 18°C (56-65°F). Fish that can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Voorschoten: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Voorschoten...

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