Cadzand is the southernmost resort in the Netherlands. This Zeelandic-Flemish coastal city has a wide beach and is located in a beautiful dune area. The West Zeelandic-Flemish coast is unique, quiet and has plenty of space. The more than 10 km of coastline runs from the municipality of Sluis to the estuary of the Westerschelde, in Breskens, until the Belgian border in nature area Het Zwin. The beaches are wide and the natural dunes area, unique nature areas such as the Verdronken Zwarte Polder and Het Zwin. There are also fossils of shells, and of shark and ray teeth to be found. Furthermore, the province of Zeeland has the most sun hours in the Netherlands during the summer. An excellent start for a lovely beach vacation.
The beaches of have won already several major awards. In 2022 the beach received the international 'Blue Flag' environmental award for the 19th time. It guarantees high quality of bathing water and a well kept clean beach.In 2008, 2006 and 2005 the town won the title of ‘Cleanest beach of the Netherlands’.
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 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!
- Guarded beach zone
- Child found
- Dangerous sea
- Watersports allowed
- Swimming prohibited
- Floating Bodies prohibited
Dogs at the beach
The beach is the ideal destination for many dogs to enjoy. A Frisbee, a stick or a ball can fetch give great pleasure. And what is more fun than making a beach walk with your dog? However, on various beaches are dogs, loose or on a leash, not allowed all year.
Only leashed dogs are allowed on the beaches of Cadzand during the period 1 May till 1 October between 10:00 till 18:00.
Outside of the above mentioned period and time are dogs allowed (both loose and leased) on the beaches of Cadzand.
Further, we also recommend reading the information board, with the local beach rules, which is often placed near every beach (entrance).
- 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.