De Panne

Where the North Sea, the dunes and the polders meet, lies this green pearl of the Flemish coast. Enjoy the immeasurable expanses of the dunes with their surprising scenery, wander undisturbed through one of the unspoilt nature reserves, take an early beachwalk, with an eye on the far horizon or ramble along signposted paths through our nature reserves, discovering one thing after another. These are all treasures that make your holiday in De Panne an undeniable success.

  • On top of this, De Panne has the widest beach on the coast, ideal for a pleasant walk or even a sand-yacht trip beside the sea.
  • De Panne, after all, is the ideal place for sand-yachting, with its wide beach and absence of breakwaters.  
  • It was also on the beach of De Panne that King Leopold I, on 17th July 1831, came ashore and, in doing so, set foot on his future kingdom for the first time. A monument reminds us of this event.

Beach and promenade in De Panne this summer

The general safety measures apply at all times.

  • What is absolutely worth knowing?
    In De Panne there is no need to book your spot on the beach and you can sit anywhere with your bubble. The use of beach windbreaks is not mandatory here. Cyclists and go-carts can still use the promenade but will have to keep to the designated areas.
  • We’ll make sure that you’ll have a brilliant, carefree holiday!
    To encourage maximum compliance with the hygiene measures, extra sanitary facilities have been provided (on the promenade). In addition, beach coaches will be on duty to steer everything in the right direction and to answer any questions. Lastly, the level of activity on both beach and promenade will be monitored.

More info?

  • Check the De Panne website
  • Coming soon - Check out the overview of all the beach and promenade plans here

Current level of activity in De Panne

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Weather forecast

Weather for the next days
sunday  10/10/2021
AM 14° 4 5 SW 2 hours 50%
PM 17° 4 5 SW 2 hours 50%
Night 10° 3 SW 50%
wednesday  10/11/2021
AM 13° 3 SW 1 hour 50%
PM 15° 3 SW 2 hours 50%
Night 12° 3 SW S 60%
friday  10/12/2021
Day 12° 16° 3 SW 1 hour 60%
monday  10/01/2022
Day 11° 16° 4 S 3 hours 60%

Must sees

Dumont Quarter

The architecturally interesting and classified Dumont Quarter invokes a typical cottage feel but at the same time maintains a very regional character because of its brick architecture. The entire quarter refers to bygone holiday eras from the 19th-20th centuries. You can do a heritage walk through the Quarter.

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Westhoek Flemish Nature Reserve

De Westhoek Flemish Nature Reserve (345 ha) is the only dune area on the Flemish coast where nearly all dune vegetation is represented in one unbroken dune landscape. You can find 11 km of hiking trails in the reserve.

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Sand yachting

De Panne is the ideal place for sand-yachting, with its wide beach and absence of breakwaters.

Wide beach

De Panne has the widest beach of the country.


Belgian children’s TV personalities Gert and Samson and their friends Plop the Gnome, Big & Betsy, Wizzy and Woppy will welcome you with open arms to their family fun park especially tailored to children. Young and old alike will have the greatest time here!

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Leopold-I monument

The beautifully restored Leopold I esplanade is a reminder of the first footsteps of King Leopold I on Belgian soil. His inauguration as the first king is honoured by the statue on the square.

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De Nachtegaal

De Nachtegaal (‘the Nightingale’) has an extensive and varied collection, suitable for the young as well as the old! Its permanent interactive exhibition offers a lot of information related to the sea, the beach and its dunes.

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Citygame Rosalie

'Rosalie' is a digital game that was developed by De Panne Tourist Office. You can play it in the picturesque and traffic-restricted Dumont Quarter. The target group for ‘Rosalie’ includes children aged 8 to 14.

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Tourist Office

The Tourist Office of De Panne

The website of Tourism De Panne


How to get there?

By bus: Bus route 56 De Panne - Veurne

By train: De Panne Station (at Adinkerke) is the last Belgian railway station on railway line 73 before the French border. Railway line 73 continues to the French town of Dunkirk, but this connection is no longer used.

The station is also the start and end point of the tram so you can easily change here from the train to the tram, and vice versa.

The Coast Pass

With the FREE Coast Pass you get good discounts at more than 40 attractions at the Coast amounting to a total of €300!

Due to the coronavirus opening hours and timetables of businesses may deviate. When in doubt, contact the business directly.