Cadzand is the southernmost resort in the Netherlands. This Zealandic-Flemish coastal city has a wide beach and is located in a beautiful dune area. The West Zealandic-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 Zealand has the most sun hours in the Netherlands during the summer. An excellent start for a lovely beach vacation.
The beaches of Cadzand have won already several major awards. In 2017, the beach received (each year without interruption since 2005) the International ‘Blue Flag’ environmental award again. 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’.
A sunbath or a walk along the beach, playing fun or water sports. The very well maintained, white beaches of Cadzand 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 Cadzand 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 Cadzand 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 beach of Cadzand are only leashed dogs permitted from 10.00 to 18.00 during the period May 1 till October 1.
Outside these abovementioned time periods are dogs allowed on the beaches of Cadzand.
Please read the information boards carefully, which are at each beach (entrance).
Below is an overview of the beaches of Cadzand
- 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.