How long is the Belgian coast?
The length of the Belgian coast is approximately 67 kilometres. The Belgian coast is on average 500meter wide with up to 2,5 kilometres of dunes behind.
Belgium coastal resorts
The Belgian coast has 13 seaside resorts in 10 different coastal towns. The coastal towns are De Panne, Koksijde-Oostduinkerke, Nieuwpoort, Middelkerke-Westende, Oostende, Bredene, De Haan-Wenduine, Blankenberge, Zeebrugge and Knokke-Heist. In the coastal towns everyone can find what they are looking for. De Panne, for example, is the ideal destination for families. With a dike closed to cars and areas under surveillance, De Panne guarantees the safety of all families. Do you want to go shopping? Then is Knokke the ideal destination. In short, the diversity of the Belgian coast makes it the perfect travel destination for everyone.
What is the coast?
The Belgian coast is the Belgian part that border the North Sea. The coast is the part that separates the sea from the land. To the north of it is the the Zwin, which forms the border with the Belgian coast. To the south it is the côte d’Opale that forms the border.
Tourism at the Belgian coast
The Belgian coast is one of the most popular touristic regions in Belgium. The coast is responsible for most of the holidays in Flanders. The Belgian Coast is especially popular during the months of July and August. However, the Belgian coast remains a perfect destination for the whole year.
Did you know...
- … that the coastal tram rides on the largest tram line in the world.
- … that you can only see shrimp fishing on horseback in Koksijde.
- … that there existed an island along the Belgium coast called Testerep.
- … that the sand sculpture festival along the Belgian coast is the largest in the world.