Middelkerke - Westende
Halfway along the coastline you will find Middelkerke, a family orientated resort with lots of leisure facilities.
- On the long, broad promenade, the Casino, the cultural centre of the resort, immediately catches the eye.
- The promenade leads to the borough of Westende, which is divided into Westende-bad (beach) and Westende-dorp (village).
- Once upon a time this was a prestigious resort, but a great deal of the beautiful 'Belle Epoque' houses from that time were lost in the two world wars.
- Middelkerke is an excellent starting point for bicycle rides and walks through the polder countryside.
Villa Les Zéphyrs
Les Zéphyrs is a listed villa dating from between the two world wars where you can discover how a family would have spent the summer holidays on the Belgian coast in the 1930s. The building was restored and refurnished as part of the project Kunsthistories.
I can hear it
Art work by Ivars Drulle, created for Beaufort. I Can Hear It he gives the viewer the chance to step outside the everyday pressures and to become one with the natural power of the sea.
Walking on the sea wall, you can't miss it. Belgium's most pleasant Casino invites you for a visit. The Baccarat hall is the unique setting for numerous musical performances and other events.
Comic book figures on the dike
Are you a fan of Kiekeboe, Jommeke or Lucky Luke? Comic book lovers will have the time of their lives in Middelkerke. The dike there has been turned into a hall of fame for cartoon characters. During the summer you can even visit the comic book festival.
Play a game of golf near the sea in Middelkerke-Westende.