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Holiday Belgian coast? These are the nicest seaside places coast

The perfect stay at the Belgian coast

Do you want to fully relax on the Belgian coast, but don't know which destination suits you best? No problem, we have the perfect solution for you! Read on quickly to discover the most beautiful places on the Belgian coastline.

1. De Panne

Discover the natural splendour of De Panne, Belgium's westernmost resort and home to the popular Plopsaland amusement park. Besides the amusement park, this seaside resort also offers vast beaches, dunes and forests for long walks and bicycle rides. 

For those who want to explore more, there are other attractive places nearby, such as the historic town of Veurne and the breathtaking nature reserve of De Westhoek. Whether you are planning a day trip or a longer stay on the Belgian coast, De Panne is the perfect destination for couples and families alike.

2. Nieuwpoort

Our next stop is Nieuwpoort, a vibrant town known for its beautiful beach and several shopping streets with boutiques.

Surely one of the highlights of this town is its very long sandy beach where you can sunbathe, swim, do water sports and enjoy numerous beach bars and restaurants. There are plenty of options for fine dining, from a quick bite to an elaborate dinner. Don't forget to visit the marina too.

3. Westende

Westende is a wonderfully lively coastal town, located between the lively Middelkerke and the atmospheric Lombardsijde. Here you can relax and enjoy the refreshing sea air. Hire a bike and discover the beautiful coastline of Westende and Middelkerke, while enjoying the breathtaking view of the sea.

Those looking for adventure can explore the surrounding area and visit nearby historic Diksmuide. Admire the beautiful architecture and discover the region's rich history. Coming to Westende with the family? Then play a fun game of mini-golf or enjoy yourself at surf club De Kwinte.

4. Ostend

Ostend is the largest seaside city on the Belgian coast. This charming city offers a wide range of activities for all types of travellers, whether you are looking for relaxation or adventure. Explore the city on foot or by bike and visit all the historical sights such as the St Peter and Paul Church and Fort Napoleon.

Be sure to take a look at Mu.ZEE, a museum of modern art with an impressive collection of Belgian artworks. Ostend is a lively city, which also means that you can attend events throughout the year. Numerous festivals pass by. And Ostend is also the place to be for delicious food and drink.

5. De Haan

De Haan

Looking for a charming destination on the Belgian coast? Visit De Haan! This picturesque seaside resort is known for its beautiful belle-époque architecture. Stroll through the picturesque Concession Quarter and spot the statue of Albert Einstein, who, by the way, lived in De Haan for an entire period.

De Haan of course offers a very wide and beautiful sandy beach. An afternoon of fun? You'll find it at La Potinière! You can play mini-golf, tennis or simply enjoy the sun on the large terrace.

6. Blankenberge

There is always something to do in Blankenberge! Are you curious about the wonderful underwater world? Then you can discover it up close at the Sealife Aquarium. One of Blankenberge's showpieces is undoubtedly the Belgium Pier. You can also enjoy a drink in the brasserie of the same name.

Are you a history buff? Then the Belle Epoque Centre is an absolute must-see. Step back in time and discover the life of the wealthy elite in the belle époque period.

7. Zeebrugge

Zeebrugge, the port city par excellence, should definitely not be missing from the list. Dive into the maritime history of Zeebrugge and Belgium at the Seafront Maritime Museum. Don't forget to visit Zeebrugge's famous fish market. Fresh fish and shellfish are traded here daily.

Taste the flavour of the sea in one of the many cosy fish restaurants nearby. Moreover, with its central location, Zeebrugge is the perfect base if you want to discover all the seaside resorts along the coastline.

8. Knokke-Heist

Knokke-Heist is known for its beautiful beaches with trendy beach bars and, in short, the real holiday atmosphere. The many fashion boutiques range from exclusive designer shops to small boutiques with unique clothes. Stroll along the elegant shopping streets and be surprised by the beautiful window displays.

A fun fact about Knokke-Heist is that it is the starting point of the longest tram line in the world, 68 km from Knokke to De Panne. A day in nature? Then be sure to visit the breathtaking nature park 't Zwin.

The trip can't go wrong!

As you can read, a trip to the Belgian coast is always a good idea, whichever direction you go. You get a taste of different aspects, such as culture, shopping, nature and so much more. The perfect sun holiday nearby? Check! Stay in our residences on the coast, which are always in the perfect location.