The beaches of Ostend
Discover the different beaches in Ostend and their plus points, tailored to the needs of each visitor.
Beaches in the centre
Ostend has many beaches that are lovely to visit. The beaches in the city centre, such as Groot Strand, Groeistrand and Klein Strand, border on the shopping area. These are perfect for a short visit to the beach in combination with a drink at a pavement café in the city centre or a small shopping spree.
Attention: on peak days visitors are required to register before they are allowed on the three busiest beaches: Groot Strand, Groeistrand and Klein Strand. Peak days are announced 3 days in advance. Reservations can be made here.
Want to escape from the centre of Ostend for a bit? In this quiet part of the City by the Sea you can enjoy a little peace and quiet amidst beautiful natural surroundings – but with all the necessary comfort. There are several restaurants and a beach bar in this part of town. You can also rent beach windscreens and beach chairs for a carefree day by the sea.
Oostende-Mariakerke & Raversijde
The most family-friendly seaside resort? That’s Ostend-Mariakerke! In this part of town there is more than enough parking space near the beach. Particularly convenient if you want to take a lot of things with you to keep the children entertained on the beach ;-)
Moreover, you can be assured that your children will have plenty of fun in Ostend-Mariakerke thanks to these activities:
Cheap and easy parking near the beach? Use one of our beach parkings!