Can I have a barbecue on the beach?

Campfires and barbecues are forbidden on the beach unless one has a permit issued either by the city of Ostend or the Flemish Region. 

Consent can only be obtained for a barbecue in the months of June and September, with a maximum of one per weekend. In addition, the applicant must meet the following conditions:

- The applicant guarantees that the activity/event has no commercial purpose.
- All guidelines issued by  the Police and the Fire Department must be strictly observed
- The applicant guarantees that the beach will be vacated before 10 AM on the day after the event. 
- The applicant must bear the costs of cleaning the beach.
- For the consumption of beverages only reusable plastic cups may be used. 

To request permission, please send an email to uit [at]