Taking in a breath of fresh air at the seaside: we all love it. Our four-legged friends too enjoy running and playing on the beach. Are you looking for a dog-friendly hotel to spend the night in Ostend? And where is your dog welcome if you want to have a bite to eat? We have listed a few practical things to make your visit to Ostend go smoothly, both for you and your dog.
Dogs are allowed on the beaches without any restriction from October 1 to March 31. Dogs remain welcome on the beach in April, May, June and September, but only before 10 a.m. and after 6:30 p.m. During the months of July and August dogs are allowed before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m.
All year long and 24/24, dogs are allowed in the following areas:
Dogs must always be kept on a leash:
The owner and / or supervisor of the dog should always be able to take full control of his/her dog. Public order may not be disturbed by the presence of the dog.
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The city has 9 dog parks where your dog can run free.
And there is more! To meet the needs of both dogs and their owners, Ostend has a real dog forest. In a 3.5-hectare forest plot between Karperstraat (near Groene 62) and the motorway, a walking route is mapped out for walkers with their dogs. Dogs don't have to be on a lead, but can roam about freely in the presence of their owners.
Looking for a relaxing stay in a hotel? Of course this is possible in Ostend!
The following accommodations are dog friendly:
Ostend is full of cozy eateries and nice hotspots. Your dog is allowed in the following places:
The City by the Sea puts in a lot of effort to keep the public domain tidy and clean.
So pick up your dog's poo in a poo bag. Then throw the bag in one of the many dog poo bins or waste baskets.
Don't leave dog poo in the streets or on the beach! Getting fined is never pleasant, and certainly not during your holiday.