Even a number of sieges could not break Nieuwpoort's spirit. It rose from its ashes with more charm than ever before.

  • Above all, it is a safe home port for its fishermen, for thousands of water-sports enthusiasts and for all its guests. Stirring monuments, pleasant squares, impressive shopping-streets and restful parks.
  • The result of a successful town renovation.
  • When you speak of Nieuwpoort, you also speak of sun, sea and sand.
  • A definite family seaside resort with a 'sea' of recreational facilities on or along the fine sandy beach and the traffic-free promenade.
  • You'll also find al kinds of fauna and flora in nature reserve 'De IJzermonding', in the dunes en the hinterland ...

Beach and promenade in Nieuwpoort this summer

The general safety measures apply at all times.

  • What is absolutely worth knowing?
    In Nieuwpoort there is no need to book your spot on the beach in advance but you will be assigned a spot on arrival. Each person will be allocated an area of 8m². The use of beach windbreaks is not mandatory here. Cyclists and two-seaters (go-carts) are entitled to access the promenade but will have to adhere to a signposted traffic circulation plan.
  • We’ll make sure that you’ll have a brilliant, carefree holiday!
    The beach has been subdivided into zones and, per zone, beach coaches will be on duty to steer everything in the right direction and to answer any questions. In addition, the level of activity on both beach and promenade will be monitored. Demarcated beach zones are clearly identified by means of colour and logo (on the beach flags, coaches’ clothing and beach huts), so they also serve as locator beacons.

More info?

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

Current level of activity in Nieuwpoort

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Weather forecast

Weather for the next days
thursday  10/02/2022
AM 11° 4 5 SSW 2 hours 60%
PM 12° 5 SSW 2 hours 60%
Night 4 3 SW 80%
thursday  10/03/2022
AM 11° 3 4 SW 2 hours 80%
PM 12° 4 SSW 1 hour 80%
Night 10° 5 6 S WSW 80%
sunday  10/04/2022
Day 10° 12° 5 SSW 2 hours 80%
tuesday  10/05/2022
Day 10° 13° 5 WSW 2 hours 80%

Must sees

Le vent souffle où il veut

This piece was designed by artist Daniel Buren. He wanted to make a piece for Beaufort03 which would give the public the illusion of a wood. Instead of putting down trees, Buren created a design for a hundred flag poles with weathercocks in different colours.

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Bike- and hiking promenade

The channel of approx. 2 km runs between the marina and the North Sea. In Nieuwpoort-Bad it can be crossed with a daily operating ferryboat. On the right bank is the nature reserve 'De IJzermonding' next to the dunes of the former naval base of Lombardsijde. A bike and hiking promenade is built along the channel.


On the sluice complex stands a monument for the fallen Belgian front soldiers and their commander King Albert I. Under the monument a new visitor centre was built in 2014 with a fascinating expo about the impact of WW-I in this area.

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De Lenspolder - Children's farm

The fact of bringing children in contact again with life on a farm. The farm has a yard with scratching poultry, rabbits, a pond with different sorts of ducks and turtles, a meadow with goats, sheep, pigs, little horses and other hoofed animals.

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Ooster- en Westerstaketsel

Walk on the impressive Ooster- en Westerstaketsels in Nieuwpoort and smell the healthy sea-air.

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At the confluence of the salty seawater and the fresh water of the IJzer, you will find the nature reserve 'De IJzermonding', with its distinctive fauna and flora.

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Nieuwpoortse jachthaven

Visit the biggest yacht harbour in Europa.

De Ganzepoot

Nieuwpoort’s sluice complex is better known as ‘De Ganzepoot’ or ‘Goose foot’. Their name refers to the complex’s shape. It played a crucial role during World War I.

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Tourist Office in Nieuwpoort

Tourist Office Nieuwpoort City

Tourist Office Nieuwpoort - Bad

Website of Tourism Nieuwpoort


How to get there?

By car: from Great-Britain by boat via Zeebrugge, Ostend, Dunkerque or Calais, or via the Chunnel in Calais. 
If coming via France, take the highway E 40 direction to Gent, exit n° 3 Nieuwpoort.
If arriving via Ostend, take the directions to Nieuwpoort via the national roads or take the motorway A 10, direction Brussels. After some 10 km. take the exit direction Veurne and Calais (Motorway E 40) and then exit 3 Nieuwpoort.
If arriving via Zeebrugge, take first directions to Bruges and Brussels. Near Bruges, take the motorway E 40, direction to Veurne and Calais, exit n° 3 Nieuwpoort.

By train: after reaching the train stations of Ostend or De Panne, you have a connection by tram to Nieuwpoort;


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.