Popular Accommodations in Belgian Coast
Highlights Belgian Coast
- Strolling in the shopping city Knokke-Heist
- Crabs from the fisherman in Oostduinkerke
- UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Old Town of Bruges
- Wide cycle and hiking paths
- Charming coastal towns and picturesque sandy beaches
Most popular in Belgian Coast
Prices and availability
Vacation rentals and holiday home on the Belgian coast
Along the Belgian coast there are several seaside resorts, such as De Panne, Bredene and Zeebrugge, where many holiday apartments are offered to you. From an apartment on the beach you already get a breathtaking view over the wide sea during breakfast on the terrace. There is also a large selection of idyllically situated vacation rentals along the Belgian coast, offering you plenty of privacy in complete seclusion.Best equipment for carefree holidays
In the selected holiday accommodation you will find everything you need for a relaxing holiday. In the garden or on the terrace there is often a barbecue. In addition, you can often borrow bicycles from the landlord. If you want to explore the endless sandy beaches with your four-legged friend, there are some accommodations on the Belgian coast where you can take a dog with you. In most cases you can park your vehicle directly in front of the holiday home.
Holidays on the Belgian coast
Location and orientation
The Belgian coast is around 65 kilometres long and stretches from the coastal municipality of De Panne in the west via the seaside resorts of Nieuwpoort, Ostend, De Haan and Blankenberge to Knokke-Heist in the east. There are a total of 15 seaside resorts along the coast, each with its own unique character and irresistible atmosphere. From the capital of Brussels to the central town of Ostend, you need a little more than an hour's drive by car.
Travelers and Activities
The fine sandy beaches along the Belgian coast are a true paradise for children. The beaches sloping flat into the sea are perfect for splashing around and building sand castles. These are mostly monitored by lifeguards. On the beach you can not only sunbathe and swim, but also surf, play ball games and horseback riding or go fishing by boat.Explore the beautiful coastal landscape by bike
The bicycle is one of the most popular means of transport on the Belgian coast. You can't just borrow it from a lot of places. There are also countless cycle paths, more than 350 kilometres long, along the coast, which take you over dunes, beaches, through natural areas and to lively coastal towns. On the way you always have a view of the blue sea or the green polders in the hinterland.Exploring the most beautiful nature reserves
Away from the beach you will find some nature reserves that offer you a varied area to explore flora and fauna. At Koksijde there is a 700 hectare dune landscape, which invites you to go for a walk. You can get wonderful views of nature from the De Spioenkop viewing pavilion in Wenduine. You can also go on endless tours in the Polderland nature reserve near Middelkerke-Westende.
Did you know that the coastal tram on the Belgian coast is the longest tram line in the world?
Top 3 travel tips
Those who like shopping or strolling will feel at home in Knokke-Heist. The shops of the "shopping city" are often open on Sundays. In addition to exclusive to luxurious fashion, you will also find art galleries and star restaurants. The city with its exclusive ambience is also popular with party fans.2. Crab fisherman on horseback
In Oostduinkerke this old tradition is still cultivated: Riders lead their Belgian cold-blooded horses to the chest in the North Sea, where delicious crabs are caught in the attached nets. Afterwards the delicacies are often cooked and sold directly. The custom is especially celebrated at the end of June at the crab festival in a beautiful event.3rd trip to Bruges
A few kilometres inland, the enchanting city of Bruges awaits your visit. Bruges is a large city whose medieval centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city offers numerous sights, such as the "Holy Blood Basilica" or the brewery "De Halve Maan" and plenty of culture.
Things to know
The regional specialities that can be found along the Belgian coast come mainly from the sea. Everywhere delicious fish rolls, fried fish or freshly caught shrimps, which are processed to shrimp croquettes, are offered. A must for all connoisseurs!Visit entertaining festivals by the sea
Every June the big kite festival takes place along the coast, where hundreds of colourful kites fly over the sea for a whole weekend. In August, on the other hand, the North Sea Festival, always held in Zeebrugge, offers not only numerous culinary delights from the sea, but also countless live performances, pop-up bars, street animations and processions.