Bruges Weather August Averages, Belgium
What's the Weather like in Bruges in August
August is the warmest month of the year for Bruges and the height of the tourist season. Finally, not only can all heavy winter gear be left at home, but this is also one of the best times of the year to go into the nearby ocean for a quick dip. Also, with the addition of numerous tourists, visitors may find themselves waiting a little longer for a table or queuing up in long lines at some of the more popular sights.
During the month, the temperatures are as warm as they will be all year and top out with an average daily temperature of 17°C (63°F). Afternoon highs are very pleasant with temperatures climbing all the way to an average of 21°C (70°F). While there are only a few days that are warm enough for shorts, this is a nice change from the bitter conditions felt during the winter months. Overnight lows can also be pleasant and fairly mild. Temperatures will bottom out at an average of 12°C (54°F). Another reason why the city is so popular during this month is that thanks to the nearby waters these temperatures are much cooler than other regions in Belgium and central Europe.
Average Sunshine Hours
Visitors are also treated to an average of 6 hours sunshine per day during this time to go along with the warm afternoon highs. Overnight lows can also be pleasant and fairly mild. Temperatures will bottom out at an average of 12°C (54°F). Another reason why the city is so popular during this month is that thanks to the nearby waters these temperatures are much cooler than other regions in Belgium and central Europe.
Average Sea Temperature
Sea surface temperatures are also at the warmest they will be all year between this month and the next. Temperatures are warm enough for a quick dip in the water and will average 18°C (64°F). However, these waters are not for the faint of heart and may still require a wetsuit.
Rainfall is still prevalent during this month. While not as wet as the previous month, 71mm of precipitation is still expected. This rain will fall over a period of just 4 days. As a result, the rain can be heavy and the result of thunderstorms. The good news is that most of the month is dry and allows visitors to see the outdoor sights.
Bruges Hotels in August
Bonobo Apartment Hotel
For those who need a little more space than the traditional hotel room offers, the Bonobo Apartment Hotel is the perfect choice. The apartments are located along a peaceful street in the heart of the city and are a great option for those who are traveling with a large family or a number of friends. There are 11 apartments in all that will comfortably house up to six people. Guests can choose from having breakfast including with no kitchenette or a full kitchenette in the room with no breakfast service.
Relais Bourgondisch Cruyce - Luxe Worldwide Hotel
On the other end of the spectrum is one of the most luxurious hotels in the city in Relais Bourgondisch Cruyce Luxe Worldwide Hotel. The hotel includes a bar, restaurant, 24-hour room service, guided tours and excursions. Room sizes range from the standard with a private bath and king sized bed to the classic and superior classic with a full marble bathroom, period furnishings and air conditioning.
Pand Small Luxury Hotel
What was once an 18th century carriage house is now a 26-room boutique hotel and makes a perfect location for an August holiday. The Pand Small Luxury Hotel sits just steps away from the heart of the city and is recommended the world over. All 26 rooms have been individually decorated and offer such amenities as air conditioning, Wi-Fi, minibar, flat screen TV, and either a marble or granite private bathroom.
Beach in Bruges for August
Temperatures in August are the warmest they will be all year and as a result, this is a popular time to hit the beach. One of the more popular beaches is Koksijde-Oostduinkerke. This is one of the only places where visitors can watch shrimp fishermen on horseback. There are also plenty of other things to do at the beach including exploring the nearby nature reserves and small shops that are located just inland.
Restaurants and Bars
Pomperlut has long been one of the standards that visitors will try when traveling to Bruges for the first or fifth time. Recently having come under new management, the style has been changed slightly, but it is still one of the places to try in the city. The food and new service are both excellent and well worth a try for lunch or dinner.
't Brugs Beertje
Not just a pub, but also a tasting house, 't Brugs Beertje should not be missed. Guests can choose from over 300 different Belgium beers and there will certainly be something for everyone to enjoy. The pub also serves several finger foods and snacks allowing customers to sit a while and enjoy their drinks.
2be Beer Wall
If you still haven't gotten enough beer, then try 2be Beer Wall. The pub offers between seven and 16 beers on tap. Additionally, when the weather is good the view from the terrace can't be missed. It makes a great spot to sit and watch the world go by with a drink in your hand.
Things to do in Bruges in August
Climb the Belfry
With just four days of rainfall expected in the month of August, now is a great time to climb to the top of the belfry and experience an unbelievable view of the city. Open seven days a week, those who are brave enough may choose to climb 366 tiring steps to the top of this world-heritage protected site. But those who do will be justly rewarded with views that will be remembered forever.
Legends of Bruges
For those who are ready to dive into the history of Bruges, a guided walking tour is the answer. Legends of Bruges offers guests not only a chance to learn about the history of the region, but also the urban legends of the city. The tours run every day and are free to guests.