If you happen to be in Belgium this summer and you want to profit from the warm weather and the high temperatures in the region, do not hesitate to visit the beaches that are located in the north of the country. The Belgian seaside stretches in a width of 65 kilometres long, with sandy beaches and has 15 resorts. A relatively small coastline but with a variety of beaches and activities to choose from, do not miss the chance to swim in the waters of the North Sea.
Why to go there?
There ground is gentle and ideal for everyone from children to elder ones and lifeguard spots are set in frequent positions to prevent any accidents. Additionally, sunbathers claim that the tan acquired here is healthier than in the southern Europe, due to the iodine and salt in the air.
The most famous marine destination of the country, called the "City at the Sea", Ostend offers some of the best sandy beaches in Belgium that invite you to sunbathe, take a walk along the coastline and for those who dare, take a dip into the North Sea. Beautiful as a city itself, let yourself get lost and walk around to explore all its parts. If you are around between the 28 June until 31 August, you will have the chance to see some impressive sand sculptures, as the city annually hosts the Sand Sculpture Festival.
Referred as a piece of the Spanish ‘Costa’ in Belgium, Blankenberge offers nice beaches and a busy marina. What is special about this town is the exciting nightlife with many bars and restaurants to chose from that will cover everyone's tastes. While being there you might want to go to the most popular destination, the Blankenberge Pier, a renowned restaurant and brassiere with as well some bars across.
Nieuwpoort is the ultimate destination for those who love water sports, as the beach itself hosts many of them such as paddling and swimming, boat trips and sailing, fishing and angling, wave-carting and surfing. All this in one place. Family friendly destination with seaside resorts and a traffic-free pedestrian area makes the town ideal for fun and an active family day out.
The ‘sophisticated’ area of the coast with five lovely beaches to chose from: Heist, Duinbergen, Albertstrand, Knokke and the Zoute. Enjoy a sunbathe in the large beach and a dive in the waters which are among the warmest in Belgium. A rich city to explore, in Knokke you can find art galleries, a casino, stately avenues, large villas and a golf course.
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