A wonderful long beach with many activities and cosy restaurants. Since the last couple of years a group of seals lives near the beach of Koksijde. The beach has an average breadth of 50 meters and runs all the way to Dunkirk, which means it has a length of more than 10 kilometres.
During the high season the beach is fairly crowded, but if you take a short walk outside the village, you can enjoy the rest and space. The beach not only is an attractive place for ones that want to lay down the beach all day long, but it also offers you a wide range of sport activities.
A sunbath or a walk along the beach, playing fun or water sports. The very well maintained, white beaches of Koksijde 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.
A sunbath or a walk along the beach, playing fun or water sports. The very well maintained, white beaches of Koksijde 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 Koksijde 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.
In Koksijde is the access with dogs is prohibited on the beach and in the beach water from June 1 to September 15 with the exception of the mentioned below tolerance zones indicated by a blue sign bearing the figure of a white dog.
The tolerance zones are:
Zone 1: Between the boundary with the municipality of De Panne and Lucionplein;
Zone 2: Between the Vredestraat and Sint-André;
Zone 3: Between the Fairybankhelling and Westenwindhelling.
- 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.