7 great places to do with water at the Belgian Coast

We all know about the sea, but did you know there are plenty of other nice spots to discover at the Belgian Coast?

 What about a nice picnic, for example, an energising walk or even a little boat trip? Experience the Coast in a different way for a change in one of these great places.

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1. Nieuwpoort - The Koolhofput

Originally dug to supply sand for the Jabbeke-Veurne-Calais A18 motorway, the basin has become the perfect place for man and animal alike, with lots of water birds and fish spending their time here, so they’re ready to spot from the huts or walking paths. Or what about a nice spring picnic on the bank?


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2. Koksijde - Rent a boat

If you enjoy the peace and quiet of the water, then renting an electric boat for a leisurely trip along the Nieuwpoort-Dunkirk Canal is definitely for you. Go out only for an hour or take some food with you and make a day out of it, why not?


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3. Blankenberge - De Fonteintjes nature area

This nature area between Blankenberge and Zeebrugge guarantees you a wonderful walk in the rolling dunes, while you can take a breather by one of the many dune lakes.


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4. Oostende - The Maria Hendrika park

Take a rest on one of the meadows along the banks of the fishing ponds or spend some time on the water in a rowing boat or pedalo.


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5. Zeebrugge en Knokke-Heist - Spotting seals on the Western Scheldt

Boat company Knokke Boat takes out small groups from Zeebrugge or Knokke to spot seals and get up close to them. Don’t forget that camera!


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6. Knokke-Heist - Lakeside Paradise

If you want to get active, then definitely pay a visit to water sports club Lakeside Paradise by the Duinenwatermeer for some paddle boarding, surfing, sailing, kiting and kayaking to get that adrenaline flowing.


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7.Nieuwpoort - The Spaarbekken

Discover the wonderful surroundings of this water reservoir where you can go surfing, take a walk or admire the motor yachts of the local club.


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