Cycling with a view of the sea and through nature in the Middelkerke-Westende hinterland
Looking for a beach holiday destination the whole family will enjoy? Or for a place to burn off some excess energy? Welcome to Middelkerke-Westende! This cycle route will take you past a number of Middelkerke’s cultural highlights like the Rotonde, some of the permanent fixtures of the Beaufort Sculpture Park, the stunning casino and the glorious countryside around Middelkerke. You’ll pass the promenade, the Warandeduinen (dunes) and Raversyde (former fishing village)…
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Surfclub De Kwinte
Whether you’re into action or action-watching, surf club De Kwinte has it all! The stunning club house is a great place for a stop.
Hotel De Rotonde has been flaunting the belle époque atmosphere since 1911. Now a listed building, its panoramic view of the sea is one of the Belgian Coast’s best kept secrets
Westende alias art in a unique setting! Some of the sculptures from the Beaufort Art Triennial, now permanent fixtures: ‘I Can Hear It’ by Ivars Drulle: two horns directed at the sea, and a woman listening, near Grand Hotel Belle Vue (De Rotonde); a little further on: ‘Olnetop’ by Nick Ervinck, ‘Caterpillar5bis’ by Wim Delvoye and ‘Salacia’: the artificial lighting on the water tower.
Nature reserve Warandeduinen
A 32.6 ha nature reserve between Middelkerke and Westende with hardcore paths that ensure breathtaking views of the reserve.
Cartoon heroes on the promenade
Life-size cartoon heroes on Middelkerke’s promenade! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to introduce yourself or take a selfie!
Raversyde is a stunning provincial domain/historic site (50 ha), famed for the authentically restored fisherman's cottages in the museum anno 1465, the Atlantic Wall and the Prince Charles Memorial.
A cosy restaurant that serves mouth-watering pancakes, waffles and ice cream and more ‘grown-up’ house specialities like spare ribs and delicious regional beers.
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Food and drinks
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