The fashionable appearance of a genuine spa-town makes the beach at Knokke-Heist such a popular place. The sandy beach of Knokke-Heist is located northeast of Brugge’s seaport and is Belgium’s best-known beach. The long stretch of sand is beautiful and clean. It is over twelve kilometres in length, approximately seventy metres wide and is situated besides a wonderful parallel boulevard. Even on its busiest days, this beach is not too crowded when you walk a bit further up the beach.
A sunbath or a walk along the beach, playing fun or water sports. The very well maintained, white beaches of Knokke-Heist will offer you peace and quietness. The beaches will be cleaned everyday during the summer. Besides the rescue brigade will guard the beaches and warns when there is a dangerous current or wind; a pleasant and safe feeling.
Near the beach you can find sufficient parking space, but you can also easily reach the beach by bus or train. At the beach you can find several beach pavilions and in Knokke-Heist are many restaurants and bars as well. At the beach you can also rent surf equipment. At the Het Zoute beach, you can find several distinguished clubs, for family beaches you should try Albertsstrand, Duinbergen and Heist.
A sunbath or a walk along the beach, playing fun or water sports. The very well maintained, white beaches of Knokke-Heist will offer you peace and quietness. Optimum facilities will tribute to the comfort and with that the holiday pleasure of the guests. It starts with accessible beach crossings and the lifeguards and the rescue brigade whom watch over the well being of the guests, with a First aid post nearby. Furthermore the local cafes, terraces and restaurants near the beach will take care of the needs for serving drinks, icecream, lunch and diner.
On the beaches you will find flags and signs with instructions for swimming. It is wise to take account of these signals. They are there for you!
Floating Bodies prohibited
Dogs at the beach
The beaches of Knokke-Heist be an attractive environment for recreation, for both humans and dogs. And what could be better than a walk on the beach with your dog. In the summer season are dogs, either loose or on a leash, not on all the beaches of the Belgian coast welcome.
On the main beaches of Knokke-Heist are all dogs prohibited between 09.00 till 21.00 hours during the period March 15 till October 15. Except for the beach area of ‘het Zoute’, situated east of the concession of the easternmost water sports club.
Outside these abovementioned time periods are dogs allowed on the beaches of Knokke-Heist.
Please read the information boards carefully, which are at each beach (entrance).
- At low tide there is a strong current towards the sea, than stay close to shore. In case you get pulled in by the current do not try to swim straight against it, but swim slanting to the shore with the current. Also be aware of floating devices like air-beds, boats or other swimming devices.
- Do not get to close to the poles, piers or other obstacles.
- Watch your children carefully, do not let them alone near the water. Are there recognition signs on the beach, tell it to your children.
- Help to keep the beaches clean.