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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Westende, Belgium

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

Westende is a surf spot in Belgium. The water temperature around Westende has a large variability year round. The temperature ranges from 4.7°C (40.4°F) in January up to 18.2°C (64.7°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 Westende 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 Westende?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Westende is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there any other surf spots close to Westende?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Westende. The nearest one is Middelkerke, which is only 2.8km (1.8miles) away from Westende. Click here for more information on Middelkerke and its water temperature. Another surfspot near Westende is Nieuwpoort, which is ca 3.8km (2.4miles) away.

Are there beaches near by?

Yes, there are some other gorgeous beaches close to Westende. The nearest one is Ostend, which is 7.9km (4.9miles) away from Westende. Another beautiful beach near Westende is Bredene, which is 10.2km (6.3miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Westende?

The water temperature at Westende 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 several hours, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Westende. However, during winter, temperatures come down to approximately 5°C (40°F). During these months, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Westende?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (40-49°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when water temperatures range from 13 to 18°C (56-65°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Westende: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Westende...

Do you know what the the city Holsted in Denmark, the city Culla in Spain, and the city Eceabat in Turkey have in common with Westende? Click on the links to find out...