Tides | Ebb and flood

Tides

The beaches of Ostend are never the same width because of the tides. For example, if you take a relaxing walk on the beach, it is useful to know when it is high or low tide.

You will find the astronomical water level forecast for Cadzand for the two following months.

December 2019

 
 
HW
LW
Tuesday 10 December
0:09 hrs
198 cm
 
 
6:25 hrs
 
-153 cm
 
12:21 hrs
197 cm
 
 
18:45 hrs
 
-177 cm
Wednesday 11 December
0:46 hrs
215 cm
 
 
7:00 hrs
 
-167 cm
 
12:57 hrs
216 cm
 
 
19:25 hrs
 
-185 cm
Thursday 12 December
1:21 hrs
228 cm
 
 
7:42 hrs
 
-179 cm
 
13:35 hrs
232 cm
 
 
20:02 hrs
 
-191 cm
Friday 13 December
1:56 hrs
234 cm
 
 
8:20 hrs
 
-187 cm
 
14:13 hrs
240 cm
 
 
20:40 hrs
 
-191 cm
Saturday 14 December
2:35 hrs
234 cm
 
 
9:05 hrs
 
-192 cm
 
14:50 hrs
243 cm
 
 
21:23 hrs
 
-188 cm
Sunday 15 December
3:15 hrs
228 cm
 
 
9:48 hrs
 
-195 cm
 
15:31 hrs
241 cm
 
 
22:03 hrs
 
-181 cm
Monday 16 December
3:56 hrs
216 cm
 
 
10:34 hrs
 
-194 cm
 
16:16 hrs
232 cm
 
 
22:51 hrs
 
-171 cm
Tuesday 17 December
4:43 hrs
201 cm
 
 
11:21 hrs
 
-192 cm
 
17:06 hrs
216 cm
 
 
23:38 hrs
 
-160 cm
Wednesday 18 December
5:39 hrs
183 cm
 
 
12:15 hrs
 
-186 cm
 
18:09 hrs
197 cm
 
Thursday 19 December
0:35 hrs
 
-147 cm
 
6:45 hrs
168 cm
 
 
13:16 hrs
 
-178 cm
 
19:25 hrs
184 cm
 
Friday 20 December
1:36 hrs
 
-136 cm
 
7:52 hrs
160 cm
 
 
14:20 hrs
 
-171 cm
 
20:30 hrs
179 cm
 
Saturday 21 December
2:50 hrs
 
-131 cm
 
9:00 hrs
159 cm
 
 
15:36 hrs
 
-166 cm
 
21:39 hrs
180 cm
 
Sunday 22 December
4:06 hrs
 
-133 cm
 
10:05 hrs
167 cm
 
 
16:46 hrs
 
-170 cm
 
22:41 hrs
190 cm
 
Monday 23 December
5:12 hrs
 
-146 cm
 
11:05 hrs
184 cm
 
 
17:46 hrs
 
-180 cm
 
23:36 hrs
204 cm
 
Tuesday 24 December
6:10 hrs
 
-163 cm
 
11:56 hrs
203 cm
 
 
18:36 hrs
 
-188 cm
Wednesday 25 December
0:28 hrs
214 cm
 
 
6:56 hrs
 
-180 cm
 
12:46 hrs
218 cm
 
 
19:18 hrs
 
-192 cm
Thursday 26 December
1:16 hrs
221 cm
 
 
7:42 hrs
 
-192 cm
 
13:30 hrs
228 cm
 
 
20:02 hrs
 
-190 cm
Friday 27 December
1:58 hrs
222 cm
 
 
8:26 hrs
 
-199 cm
 
14:16 hrs
233 cm
 
 
20:41 hrs
 
-183 cm
Saturday 28 December
2:44 hrs
219 cm
 
 
9:10 hrs
 
-201 cm
 
14:56 hrs
232 cm
 
 
21:20 hrs
 
-174 cm
Sunday 29 December
3:20 hrs
213 cm
 
 
9:50 hrs
 
-199 cm
 
15:38 hrs
224 cm
 
 
21:58 hrs
 
-163 cm
Monday 30 December
4:01 hrs
204 cm
 
 
10:29 hrs
 
-193 cm
 
16:18 hrs
212 cm
 
 
22:35 hrs
 
-152 cm
Tuesday 31 December
4:38 hrs
192 cm
 
 
11:05 hrs
 
-184 cm
 
17:01 hrs
196 cm
 
 
23:10 hrs
 
-141 cm

January 2020

 
 
HW
LW
Wednesday 1 January
5:19 hrs
176 cm
 
 
11:45 hrs
 
-173 cm
 
17:46 hrs
175 cm
 
 
23:56 hrs
 
-128 cm
Thursday 2 January
6:05 hrs
161 cm
 
 
12:35 hrs
 
-162 cm
 
18:35 hrs
157 cm
 
Friday 3 January
0:40 hrs
 
-118 cm
 
6:55 hrs
146 cm
 
 
13:32 hrs
 
-151 cm
 
19:26 hrs
142 cm
 
Saturday 4 January
1:48 hrs
 
-110 cm
 
7:50 hrs
134 cm
 
 
14:36 hrs
 
-143 cm
 
20:25 hrs
134 cm
 
Sunday 5 January
3:06 hrs
 
-110 cm
 
8:54 hrs
128 cm
 
 
15:30 hrs
 
-142 cm
 
21:34 hrs
137 cm
 
Monday 6 January
3:55 hrs
 
-117 cm
 
10:05 hrs
136 cm
 
 
16:30 hrs
 
-147 cm
 
22:45 hrs
153 cm
 
Tuesday 7 January
5:00 hrs
 
-130 cm
 
11:02 hrs
156 cm
 
 
17:26 hrs
 
-156 cm
 
23:31 hrs
174 cm
 
Wednesday 8 January
5:46 hrs
 
-145 cm
 
11:49 hrs
179 cm
 
 
18:15 hrs
 
-167 cm
Thursday 9 January
0:16 hrs
193 cm
 
 
6:35 hrs
 
-162 cm
 
12:32 hrs
201 cm
 
 
18:58 hrs
 
-178 cm
Friday 10 January
0:58 hrs
209 cm
 
 
7:20 hrs
 
-178 cm
 
13:15 hrs
220 cm
 
 
19:40 hrs
 
-186 cm
Saturday 11 January
1:40 hrs
220 cm
 
 
8:06 hrs
 
-192 cm
 
13:55 hrs
235 cm
 
 
20:25 hrs
 
-189 cm
Sunday 12 January
2:22 hrs
225 cm
 
 
8:52 hrs
 
-204 cm
 
14:37 hrs
243 cm
 
 
21:08 hrs
 
-190 cm
Monday 13 January
3:05 hrs
225 cm
 
 
9:37 hrs
 
-212 cm
 
15:20 hrs
246 cm
 
 
21:55 hrs
 
-186 cm
Tuesday 14 January
3:46 hrs
221 cm
 
 
10:25 hrs
 
-215 cm
 
16:06 hrs
241 cm
 
 
22:38 hrs
 
-180 cm
Wednesday 15 January
4:33 hrs
213 cm
 
 
11:15 hrs
 
-215 cm
 
16:55 hrs
230 cm
 
 
23:28 hrs
 
-172 cm
Thursday 16 January
5:25 hrs
201 cm
 
 
12:02 hrs
 
-210 cm
 
17:51 hrs
213 cm
 
Friday 17 January
0:16 hrs
 
-161 cm
 
6:21 hrs
189 cm
 
 
12:55 hrs
 
-199 cm
 
18:58 hrs
196 cm
 
Saturday 18 January
1:09 hrs
 
-150 cm
 
7:22 hrs
176 cm
 
 
13:49 hrs
 
-185 cm
 
19:59 hrs
179 cm
 
Sunday 19 January
2:14 hrs
 
-139 cm
 
8:30 hrs
165 cm
 
 
14:50 hrs
 
-170 cm
 
21:06 hrs
166 cm
 
Monday 20 January
3:25 hrs
 
-133 cm
 
9:36 hrs
160 cm
 
 
16:15 hrs
 
-161 cm
 
22:19 hrs
164 cm
 
Tuesday 21 January
4:50 hrs
 
-140 cm
 
10:45 hrs
167 cm
 
 
17:26 hrs
 
-165 cm
 
23:25 hrs
173 cm
 
Wednesday 22 January
5:55 hrs
 
-157 cm
 
11:47 hrs
183 cm
 
 
18:19 hrs
 
-172 cm
Thursday 23 January
0:25 hrs
186 cm
 
 
6:47 hrs
 
-176 cm
 
12:40 hrs
200 cm
 
 
19:06 hrs
 
-175 cm
Friday 24 January
1:11 hrs
198 cm
 
 
7:34 hrs
 
-190 cm
 
13:28 hrs
213 cm
 
 
19:50 hrs
 
-174 cm
Saturday 25 January
1:56 hrs
204 cm
 
 
8:16 hrs
 
-198 cm
 
14:10 hrs
220 cm
 
 
20:28 hrs
 
-171 cm
Sunday 26 January
2:36 hrs
206 cm
 
 
8:56 hrs
 
-202 cm
 
14:48 hrs
222 cm
 
 
21:02 hrs
 
-167 cm
Monday 27 January
3:08 hrs
207 cm
 
 
9:35 hrs
 
-203 cm
 
15:25 hrs
220 cm
 
 
21:38 hrs
 
-164 cm
Tuesday 28 January
3:45 hrs
206 cm
 
 
10:10 hrs
 
-202 cm
 
15:58 hrs
214 cm
 
 
22:15 hrs
 
-160 cm
Wednesday 29 January
4:16 hrs
203 cm
 
 
10:45 hrs
 
-197 cm
 
16:35 hrs
204 cm
 
 
22:46 hrs
 
-155 cm
Thursday 30 January
4:49 hrs
195 cm
 
 
11:19 hrs
 
-190 cm
 
17:12 hrs
191 cm
 
 
23:20 hrs
 
-150 cm
Friday 31 January
5:28 hrs
185 cm
 
 
11:45 hrs
 
-181 cm
 
17:50 hrs
176 cm
 
 
23:50 hrs
 
-145 cm

February 2020

 
 
HW
LW
Saturday 1 February
6:06 hrs
171 cm
 
 
12:20 hrs
 
-172 cm
 
18:35 hrs
161 cm
 
Sunday 2 February
0:34 hrs
 
-137 cm
 
6:56 hrs
154 cm
 
 
13:05 hrs
 
-159 cm
 
19:30 hrs
146 cm
 
Monday 3 February
1:25 hrs
 
-125 cm
 
8:01 hrs
139 cm
 
 
14:04 hrs
 
-144 cm
 
20:35 hrs
135 cm
 
Tuesday 4 February
3:00 hrs
 
-116 cm
 
9:06 hrs
131 cm
 
 
15:40 hrs
 
-139 cm
 
21:45 hrs
134 cm
 
Wednesday 5 February
4:16 hrs
 
-123 cm
 
10:19 hrs
139 cm
 
 
16:44 hrs
 
-144 cm
 
22:56 hrs
147 cm
 
Thursday 6 February
5:22 hrs
 
-138 cm
 
11:24 hrs
161 cm
 
 
17:46 hrs
 
-157 cm
 
23:55 hrs
170 cm
 
Friday 7 February
6:16 hrs
 
-159 cm
 
12:14 hrs
188 cm
 
 
18:36 hrs
 
-171 cm
Saturday 8 February
0:44 hrs
192 cm
 
 
7:05 hrs
 
-181 cm
 
12:57 hrs
215 cm
 
 
19:26 hrs
 
-183 cm
Sunday 9 February
1:25 hrs
211 cm
 
 
7:52 hrs
 
-202 cm
 
13:40 hrs
237 cm
 
 
20:08 hrs
 
-193 cm
Monday 10 February
2:06 hrs
227 cm
 
 
8:38 hrs
 
-219 cm
 
14:23 hrs
252 cm
 
 
20:52 hrs
 
-198 cm
Tuesday 11 February
2:46 hrs
234 cm
 
 
9:25 hrs
 
-231 cm
 
15:05 hrs
259 cm
 
 
21:38 hrs
 
-199 cm

These forecasts apply to average meteorological conditions and are calculated by the Dutch Ministry of Transport. In the two upper tables, the high tide (HW) is given in positive centimetres, and the low tide (LW) in negative centimetres, relative to NAP (general Dutch level).

Disclaimer

faqThis tidal information is only intended for recreational purposes, such as hiking and beach recreation. No guarantees are made about the correctness of this free tides data. You may not use this page if anyone or anything could come to harm as a result of using it (e.g. for navigational purposes).

Ebb and flow

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The phase of retreating water is called ebb. A beach will get bigger during ebb. In the Oosterschelde or Waddenzee, mud plates will appear, which makes it possible to go mudhiking to the islands. At the end of ebb period, the water is at the lowest point: this is called low tide.

The phase of rising water is called flow. A beach will then get smaller, narrower. Big mud plates, like in the Waddenzee or Oosterschelde, will overflow with water during flow. The water level reached at the end of the flow phase is called high tide.

The time between the start of one flow and the start of the next flow is on average 12 hours and 25 minutes.