The 5 Best Places On The Belgian Coast. The Belgian coast is bursting with fun, cosy places. They are perfect destinations when you feel like a weekend out on the sea. And Belgium is also beautiful and close, and you are so.
Incidentally, all these beautiful cities on the Belgian coast are not far from Bruges. So also fun: combine a day of the historic town of Bruges with a few days at the seaside in one of these seaside resorts.
Knokke-Heist is the most exclusive and luxurious seaside resort in Belgium. A cosy city that is compact, but with a beautiful look. Here you will find not only stylish and luxurious beach tents but also chic interior and clothing stores. Eating out in Knokke-Heist is possible at a small shelter on the beach, but also at a star restaurant. In any case, it is both. From a wide angle, Knokke-Heist is also the destination that is closest to us; between Zeeland and Knokke is only nature reserve Het Zwin.
Blankenberge is the most famous seaside resort in Belgium. A cosy, but also a bustling place – especially in the summer months. For families, Blankenberge is one of the most beautiful places on the Belgian coast because there is a lot to do here. It is not so much a beautiful city to see because Blankenberge must especially have the atmosphere and cosiness. Various music festivals, flea markets, mini-concerts and fireworks show organised.
The beach is in any case beautiful: a super long and wide sandy beach with all kinds of nice beach tents. One very hip, the other perfect for families. Blankenberge is also the only city in Belgium with a pier: the Belgium Pier. Nice to walk over, but certainly also look in the harbour.
3. De Haan
De Haan is the best from this list of most beautiful cities on the Belgian coast. It is a seaside resort, but then a very nice one. De Haan is not known as the pearl of the Belgian coast for nothing. It lies between Blankenberge and Ostend and is. Therefore, a bit overshadowed by the neighbouring cities that are much larger, but actually, that is a shame. De Haan is small but cosy. The people who go to the Belgian coast for a day often opt for the larger cities, so that it stays nice and quiet in De Haan.
The peace and the beautiful long beach are the reasons for choosing this Belgian seaside resort. Through the surrounding polders and dunes, you can cycle and walk very well.
Oostende is the real city in this list. A town with a beautiful centre, beautiful city parks and many shops, but also with a super lovely beach. Oostende is not only fun in the summer, but also in the winter this is highly recommended. Shopping can also be very good – perhaps not as luxurious as in Knokke, but there is plenty of choices. Oostende is also a much-organised city; in the summer months, there is a new event every week with films and music.
Anyone who loves good food has so much choice in Oostende: not only good restaurants but here you will also find trendy bars and coffee shops.
5. De Panne
De Panne lies at the other extreme of the Belgian coast, just before the border with France. It also feels a bit, French. It is the most beautiful environment regarding nature; a combination of beach, forest and dunes. The beach at De Panne is gigantic. Mainly used for beach sailing – a very cool activity where you tear across the beach on a type of recumbent with a wind sail. If you love to make long beach walks, then you are here at least right. Dive into the nature reserve in Westhoek as well, but you have the most beautiful trails.
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