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

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

Zandvoort is a surf spot in the Netherlands. The water temperature around Zandvoort has a large variability year round. The temperature ranges from 4.8°C (40.6°F) in February up to 19.2°C (66.5°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Zandvoort 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 Zandvoort?

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

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Zandvoort. The nearest one is Langevelderslag, which is only 5.4km (3.3miles) away from Zandvoort. Click here to check out more information on Langevelderslag and its current water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Zandvoort is Ijmuiden, which is 6km (3.7miles) away.

Are there beaches near by?

No, not many beaches are in proximity to Zandvoort. A good beach nearby is Bredene, which is 103.4km (64.2miles) away from Zandvoort. If you have some extra time, you can also try Ostend, ca 105.7km (65.6miles) away from Zandvoort.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Zandvoort?

The water temperature at Zandvoort is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during late winter, temperatures reach lows of approximately 5°C (41°F). During this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, 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 better to have a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Zandvoort?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures range from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Zandvoort: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Zandvoort...

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