Let's go to the beach!

Let's go to the beach

Hey, the sun and the good weather make you think of the beach? Would you like to go but there are too many kilometers?

Beaches in Belgium

Hey, the sun and the good weather make you think of the beach? Would you like to go but there are too many kilometers?
No worries ! We have prepared a list of some beautiful beaches in Belgium, some right near you, in your region!
On the sand or on the grass, it doesn't matter! Hot water, friends and have fun!


1. De Panne

Located in the southwest of Belgium, near the border with France is considered one of the most popular resorts in the country. A beach tram passes from De Panne along the coast, to the final stop the town Knokke-Heist, on the border with the Netherlands.

One of the oldest nature reserves in Flanders is the Westhoek reservation which you can visit here. It is an unaltered 11-kilometer dune area, reminiscent of Sahara.

The beach at De Panne is extremely wide and you can walk to the border with France. Here, for example, you can discover the Parrot Dune just across the border. A beautiful family day out is a day trip to Plopsaland, where dozens of attractions await you. For the little ones there are beautiful playgrounds and a zoo. For older children and adventurers, there are roller coasters and other challenging attractions.

Site: https://www.dekust.be/nl/de-panne


2. Oostende

Located on the west coast of Belgium, in the vicinity of the town with the same name ,is one of the best beaches in the country. A trip to Ostend from Brussels by car, bus or train will not take more than an hour, you can also use the services of the Seaside tram, which runs along the coast from De Panne to Knokke-Heist.

Lovers of modern and contemporary art should not miss a visit to Mu.ZEE. At Fort Napoleon you will learn a lot about the history of the city over the years and it is also fun to visit with your children. And architecture enthusiasts will be delighted at the Venetian Galleries and the Royal Galleries. Henri Maquet designed the gallery and they refer to the classical architecture of Venice. You can also admire a statue of King Leopold II who ordered the construction of the galleries and you can take a pleasant walk to the Japanese Garden. With the kids it's fun to take a look at the Mercator sailing ship. The huge ship is almost 80 meters long and no less than 15 sails. The ship has sailed all over the world and on board you can listen the exciting adventures of Mercator.



3. Provinciale Domein De Ster

Anyone who thinks that for fun on the beach should travel immediately to Knokke or Costa del Sol, is wrong. After all, they also have a beach in Sint-Niklaas. And this is De Ster. It all sounds a bit exaggerated, but it's true.

The De Ster leisure center is the ultimate place to do nothing. Put the towel on the lawn or on the beach and take advantage of the warm water and good weather.



4. Provinciaal domein De Gavers Gerardsbergen

Going out with the kids, do you want to enjoy some great sports or do you want to experience an adventure with your partner? Than choose the De Gavers Provincial Domain in Geraardsbergen! Here you will never get bored ,you’ll be chill or take part to some great experience .

You don't have to travel to Saint-Tropez to lie on the beach. When the sun is shining, you just have to set the GPS on Geraardsbergen. Every day is a full summer at the De Gavers water place. The beach area is the perfect place to sunbathe or have a beach volleyball tournament with friends.



5. Hofstade Stand

A day off in the summer? Maybe a day at the beach is a good idea! And you don't have to go to the coast for that ... because you can access the Sport Vlaanderen beach in Hofstade.

Are you ready to build sand castles or cool off in the water?

Aren't you sunbathing? The field has many other possibilities, for young and old. You can explore the playground with a separate garden for small children, you can walk and bike in the natural landscape (partially protected), you can challenge each other in the different sports options on the water, in the air or on land, you can play with the dog on the meadow of dogs. .. the possibilities are endless.



 6. Zilvermeer

The beach is the radiant center of the Zilvermeer provincial recreation area.

Three slides and an water cannon turn the water into a swirling mass and spread the scent of adventure over the pond. A climbing tower with water slides completes the fun.

Young children have zero risks, because the pond is mostly shallow.

After water fun, you can enjoy the sun on the white sandy beach or laze on the shady lawn for the beach. The modern beachfront building has sanitary facilities and changing rooms.

In the IJsvogel snack bar (on the beach) you can enjoy a quick snack or a drink.



7. Het Sint Annastrand(Antwerpen)

As in the past, Sint Annekesstrand is a leisure center in Antwerp. In addition to the city's permanent beach along the Scheldt, you will also find various catering units, an outdoor swimming pool (all open in the summer months), a mini golf course, a campsite (Camping De Molen), a harbor, various play areas in Sint Annabos. In the summer months, everything is almost busy around the beach. Locals come to lie on the beach or on the pier, eat and drink in the many restaurants behind the pier or take a walk on the promenade. Very popular is Plaasj Kaffee, which is right next to the car parks at the end of Gloriantlaan. A partially covered terrace, a location with an excellent view and the necessary entertainment in the evening make it one of the hotspots on Linkeroever.

In the winter months it is much quieter, but definitely worth a visit. Enjoy a breath of fresh air on the beach or enjoy a snack and a pint of beer all year round.



8. Lac de Bambois (Namur)

In Fosses-la-Ville (Namur), Jardins du Lac de Bambois is a set of themed green spaces that invite you to relax and get rid of everything.

Stroll through the 12 themed gardens of the site, divided into 3 areas: the Gardens of Knowledge, the Gardens of Discovery and the Gardens of Poetry.

Observe a rich and varied nature through various exhibitions, educational panels and animations.

This Natura 2000-listed area, a short walk from RAVeL, even offers 2 swimming beaches.

The bathing area is constantly monitored by a professional instructor who ensures safety.

A shaded playground is accessible to the youngest, 20 meters from the beach.

The perfect place to meet friends or family for a drink. Whether on one of our two terraces or in our canteen, you will always have an amazing view of the lake.

Follow the history of Lake Bambois from birth to today in the old fishermen's house. Then visit the exhibition "Aqua Bon ?!" which addresses the importance of water in our daily lives.



9. Maboge Beach(Belgian Luxembourg)

In the small village of Maboge in Ardennes (Luxembourg) there is a beautiful beach with direct access to Ourthe. There are picnic tables and a playground for children. There is also a restaurant, changing rooms and walk-in showers. In addition, Maboge is the starting point for a kayak trip on the Ourthe ... a great day trip guaranteed! Swimmers can enjoy pure and clear water in which to dive.

For history buffs, it is good to know that the region was covered by a large oak forest. In the seventeenth century, this forest, combined with the exceptional quality of the water of Ourthe, allowed the installation of numerous tanneries in La Roche and Houffalize. This very specific industry existed until the twentieth century.


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