About Belgium

The gentle sea with the purest water and the magnificent sandy beaches of Belgium attract more and more tourists yearly. The crystal turquoise color of the seawater sets the level of your vacation somewhere between stunning and perfect. So if you are looking for the perfect sea, this is your place!

Good for Relax
Very good
8.1
Free entrance • Amenities beach • Easy access • Bright sand • Turquoise pure water • Large low tide
5 Amenities index
Good for Relax

Hofstade strand

Schiplaken 1.1 km
Good
7.8
Free entrance • Amenities beach • Easy access • Bright sand • Turquoise water • Crowded in season
5.4 Amenities index
Good
7.8
Free entrance • Amenities beach • Easy access • Bright sand • Crowded in season • Large low tide
5 Amenities index
Good for Relax

Blankenberge beach

Blankenberge 0.7 km
Good
7.4
Free entrance • Amenities beach • Easy access • Bright sand • Turquoise water • Sand bottom
4.8 Amenities index
Good for Relax

De Panne Strand

De Panne 1.1 km
Good
7.3
Large free area • Beach resort • Easy access • Bright sand • Turquoise water • Sand bottom
4.8 Amenities index
Good for Relax

Groenendijk Strand

Lombardsijdestrand 3.7 km
Good
7.2
Free entrance • Amenities beach • Easy access • Bright sand • Turquoise water • Sand bottom
2.7 Amenities index

Calm, measured rest and the sound of waves are perhaps the most common associations that arise with the word "beach". This is not surprising, as relaxation is exactly what many beach travelers are looking for. If you associate your vacation primarily with such activity, choose one of the 8 beaches in the country.

To make your choice easier, we have prepared a list of the best beaches for relaxation in Belgium.

Attraction and Infrastructure

As for the main features of the beaches of Belgium, they are as follows:

  • The country's beaches are mainly wide, long and have a high level of cleanliness. The most common surface is sand of bright color.
  • Usually, entry into the water is gentle, which is very good for kids. There are 8 such beaches.
  • An important clarification, 2 beaches in the country have a long intertidal zone, which means that during low tide hours you may have to travel a considerable distance. This is also something to consider if you don't want to suddenly be in the water at high tide.
  • The average distance from the road to beach in Belgium is less than 500 meters. 8 beaches are relatively easy to access.

The vast majority of Belgium beaches have the necessary amenities, such as sun loungers, umbrellas, beach cafes, showers and toilets.

Latest reviews on Belgium's beaches

Bredene beach
8 Ezra

The beach is really nice, and the dunes provide a great spot to sit as they offer protection from the wind.

Hofstade strand
10 Rafael Silva

It's a really enjoyable spot to visit, but it would be great if they offered a wider variety of food and drinks. The mini Margarita pizza costs 15.50€ and is only 20cm or smaller in size.

Klein strand oostende
6 Ember

We were not allowed to swim, as the beach was quite crowded. However, it was well-maintained with plenty of guards and police officers ensuring safety. Additionally, there was a dedicated rescue team keeping a watchful eye on beachgoers. The beach was conveniently surrounded by a variety of shops, a bazaar, and numerous restaurants.

Groenendijk Strand
10 Lirianne LNL

This is a stunning location that maintains the natural beauty of the area.

De Panne Strand
10 Koyan Nenkov

The beach is simply amazing - it's clean, wide, and has golden sand.

Ostend Beach
9 Zara Oliveira

This beach is truly enchanting and the city surrounding it is simply lovely. As you stroll along the shore, you'll come across a grand yachts club showcasing an array of stunning boats. Two lighthouses, one modern and one old, adorn the coastline, adding to the picturesque scenery. The beach is open to the public, allowing you to bring your own umbrella or rent one for your convenience. You'll also find an abundance of restaurants serving up delicious seafood dishes, perfect for satisfying your appetite after a day of soaking up the sun.

Please note that lifeguards supervise 6 beaches in the country, but you should rely on more than just them, remember the elementary rules, as lifeguards are not on duty around the clock, even on equipped beaches!

Finding hotels in relative proximity to the beaches is usually fine. Many beaches have enough nearby accommodation, which gives good opportunities to choose the right place to stay.

Do you know how many beaches there are in Belgium? In total there are 8 beaches and the most popular is Bredene beach.