Oostende

Ostend Beach

Strand Oostende (Plage de Oostende)

Good for Relax
6.8
 / 10 Good
#8 out of 8
in Ostend

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+13 oC +12 oC
Air temperature
6.2 M/S
Wind
+13 oC
Water temperature
0.7 M
Wave height

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Beach overall scores

Water
Excellent
8.5/10
Cover
Pleasant
6.2/10
Cleanliness
Good
6.5/10
Amenities
Poor
2.7/10
Booking.com
"This beach is passable, although not quite up to par. While it's relatively clean and spacious, the areas designated for swimming are quite restricted. If you do decide to take a dip, exercise caution and keep an eye out for warning signs. Overall, it's a pleasant enough spot for a leisurely walk or to unwind, but don't expect to be blown away."
Jolene Phelan
"While on a brief trip to the city, we stumbled upon a stunning beach that left a lasting impression. The beach was impeccably clean and boasted a picturesque walking distance, with nearby parks adding to the beauty of the area. It was conveniently located just 10 to 15 minutes away from the main center, making it easily accessible for visitors. Although we visited during the..."
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Booking.com
"This beach is passable, although not quite up to par. While it's relatively clean and spacious, the areas designated for swimming are quite restricted. If you do decide to take a dip, exercise caution and keep an eye out for warning signs. Overall, it's a pleasant enough spot for a leisurely walk or to unwind, but don't expect to be blown away."
Jolene Phelan
"While on a brief trip to the city, we stumbled upon a stunning beach that left a lasting impression. The beach was impeccably clean and boasted a picturesque walking distance, with nearby parks adding to the beauty of the area. It was conveniently located just 10 to 15 minutes away from the main center, making it easily accessible for visitors. Although we visited during the..."
Ilsa
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A good place to stay! Lots of accommodation options nearby.

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Beach surroundings

Restaurants

  • Café Botteltje 4 min walk
  • Den Artiest 4 min walk
  • Koekoek Tavern 5 min walk
  • Madam Kroket 6 min walk

Attractions

  • Zeeheldenplein 3 min walk

Transport

  • OST 5.5km
  • Brugge Station perro... 21.5km
  • Ostende / Oostende 13 min walk

Localities

  • Ostend 1.1km
  • Brussels 109.6km

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Questions and answers

What is the water and sand quality of the Ostend Beach?

The coastline of Ostend Beach is covered with golden sand. It's very clean, the surface has a mixed fraction. The water is impeccably turquoise. The entrance to the water is sandy, which makes it very comfortable.

What are the key activities at Ostend Beach?

For the main activity - sunbathing, there are no sun loungers on the Ostend Beach, so you need to take personal items with you and there is no natural shade, so be careful on a hot day.

Is the Ostend Beach good for swimming?

The entrance to the water is very smooth, the bottom is comfortable. The prevalence of sharks in the area is low.

The waves in the Ostend Beach are usually strong.

So the overall recommendation of the Ostend Beach for swimming is positive.

Is the Ostend Beach good for families?

Family travelers should consider the following features of the beach. On the beach, there are minimal sufficient amenities such as sun loungers or beach bar. It's covered with sand and the entrance to the water is very smooth.

Is the Ostend Beach secluded and good for relaxing?

There are several buildings near the beach. During the high season, the occupancy of the beach is moderate, which is very good for lovers of a relaxing holiday.

Is there any food or beverages in the area of Ostend Beach?

The bar is located right on the Ostend Beach.

There are 4 restaurants nearby.Café Botteltje is the closest place located 300 meters from the beach.

How far is the Ostend Beach from parking?

The Ostend Beach has a parking spot. It is not very large, so in high season it can be busy. The approximate distance from parking is less than 100 metres.

Are there any attractions nearby Ostend Beach?

There are 1 attractions near Ostend Beach that are popular with travelers. The nearest are Zeeheldenplein located in 0.2 km. See the attractions section for details.

What is the best time of the year to visit Ostend Beach?

The month with the highest temperature in Ostend Beach is August. Its average value reaches 20°C. The warmest sea is in August, the average value is 19°C. The coldest month is January with air temperature 8°C and water 8°C. See more details in weather section.

Is the beach good for sunbathing?

Ostend Beach (Belgium) is not fully equipped for sunbathing. However, if you are not picky and are willing to spread out on a towel, you can sunbathe here as well. The natural shade will allow you to hide from the scorching sun in the peak of its activity. Well, the photos of our visitors will be the best proof of that, all the available photos of the beach are above.Ostend Beach (Belgium) is a place for true nature lovers, but if you like sunbathing on the beach, then this location is not the best option. There are no sunbeds and umbrellas, and even there is no natural shade to hide you from the scorching sun. From positives, the presence of sand, on which you can sit comfortably. But do not forget sunscreen for this place, such a recommendation is relevant. Photos of the beach you can see above. All photos are taken by our visitors personally.

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