Oostkapelle is a true Zealandic family resort located in the beautiful nature areas De Manteling and the Dune and Water extraction area Oranjezon. The beach of Oostkapelle is well known, just like the rest of Walcheren, for its characteristic groynes, typical beach huts and of course the cozy atmosphere. Furthermore, the province of Zealand has the most sun hours in the Netherlands during the summer. An excellent start for a lovely beach holiday.
The beaches of Oostkapelle have won already several major awards. In 2016, the beach received (each year without interruption since 1990) the International ‘Blue Flag’ environmental award again. It guarantees high quality of bathing water and a well kept clean beach. In 2004 and 2003 the town won the title of ‘Cleanest beach of the Netherlands’.
A sunbath or a walk along the beach, playing fun or water sports. The very well maintained, white beaches of Oostkapelle will offer you peace and quietness. The beaches, with showers to rinse of the salt seawater, will be cleaned everyday. Besides the rescue brigade will guard the beaches and warns when there is a dangerous current or wind; a pleasant and safe feeling.
A sunbath or a walk along the beach, playing fun or water sports. The very well maintained, white beaches of Oostkapelle will offer you peace and quietness. Optimum facilities will tribute to the comfort and with that the holiday pleasure of the guests. It starts with accessible beach crossings and parking places. Then there are the lifeguards and the rescue brigade whom watch over the well being of the guests, with a First aid post nearby. Furthermore the many cafes, terraces and restaurants near the beach will take care of the needs for serving drinks and snacks or lunch and diner.
On the beaches you will find flags and signs with instructions for swimming. It is wise to take account of these signals. They are there for you!
Dogs at the beach
The beaches of Oostkapelle be an attractive environment for recreation, for both humans and dogs. And what could be better than a walk on the beach with your dog. In the summer season, dogs, either loose or on a leash, not on all the beaches of the Belgian coast welcome.
On the main beaches of Oostkapelle, all dogs are prohibited between 09.00 till 19.00 hours during the period May 1 till September 15. Between 19.00 until 09:00 hours (free-running) dogs are allowed.
Outside these abovementioned time periods are dogs allowed on the beaches of Oostkapelle.
Please read the information boards carefully, which are at each beach (entrance).
Below is an overview of the beaches of Oostkapelle
- At low tide there is a strong current towards the sea, than stay close to shore. In case you get pulled in by the current do not try to swim straight against it, but swim slanting to the shore with the current. Also be aware of floating devices like air-beds, boats or other swimming devices.
- Do not get to close to the poles, piers or other obstacles.
- Watch your children carefully, do not let them alone near the water. Are there recognition signs on the beach, tell it to your children.
- Help to keep the beaches clean.