Blankenberge has a beautiful and popular sandy beach with a genuine pier and a lot of beach pavilions in summer. A nice wide and lengthy sand beach of light sand near the beautiful and quiet sea. The Pier of Blankenberge dominates the entire beach. It is a unique structure consisting of a lengthy jetty that stretches out into the sea, leading to a wonderful circle-shaped building. Blankenberge is a marvellous coastal town where you can really enjoy the many terraces at the bars and restaurants. On hot summer days, there is a good atmosphere at the beach, which is often crowded with surfers.
The city offers a variety of beaches, each with its own unique characteristics and appeal.
The Central Beach of Blankenberge is the most visited beach in the city. It is close to the city centre and the Zeedijk, making it easily accessible. This beach is known for its fine sand and width, providing ample space for various activities such as sunbathing, swimming, and beach volleyball. During the summer, the beach is dotted with colourful beach huts that are available for hire for the day or the season. There are also several beach bars and restaurants where you can enjoy a snack or a drink with a view of the sea.
The Eastern Beach is a quieter part of the beach, located to the east of the pier. It is less crowded than the Central Beach and is an ideal place for those who wish to enjoy a quiet day at the seaside. This beach is surrounded by dunes, giving it a more natural look and making it a great place to walk and enjoy the beauty of the Belgian coast.
The Western Beach, located to the west of the pier, is also a quieter area. This beach is particularly appreciated for its natural surroundings and beautiful sunsets. It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the sea. The Western Beach is also popular among water sports enthusiasts and is a hotspot for windsurfing and kitesurfing.
Each of these beaches offers something unique and appealing to visitors. Whether you are looking for the vibrant atmosphere of the Central Beach, the tranquillity of the Eastern or Western Beach, or the stunning views from the pier, there is something for everyone in Blankenberge.
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.
A sunbath or a walk along the beach, playing fun or water sports. The very well maintained, white beaches of 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 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.
If the rescue stations are not open, a general swimming prohibition applies. This is clearly indicated with signs 'forbidden to bathe' and / or wind bags. On this page you can check where you can go for a safe splash in the water!
The beach at Blankenberge is nearly six kilometres in length and 350 metres wide and has many facilities like changing rooms, sun screens and beachchairs for rent. It also has many sports facilities, showers, toilets, several bars and restaurants and a sufficient parking space.
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!
- Swimming allowed
- Swimming prohibited
- Dangerous sea; Floating Bodies prohibited
- Windsock = bathing prohibited!
The beach is the ideal destination for many dogs to enjoy. A Frisbee, a stick or a ball can fetch give great pleasure. And what is more fun than making a beach walk with your dog? However, on various beaches are dogs, loose or on a leash, not allowed all year.
Dogs are prohibited on the beaches of Blankenberge during the period from Easter vacation till 15 September.
Outside of the above mentioned period are only leased dogs allowed on the beaches of Blankenberge.
Nearest beach for dogs at Blankenberge
- 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.