On the map below you will find the various Ostend beaches. The logos indicate whether or not the swimming areas are supervised by lifeguards.
The lifeguards are present daily during the summer months from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm. Swimming in the sea is not allowed outside these hours.
Always follow their guidelines carefully:
During the summer months, a free registration system is used on peak days for the three busiest beaches.
Did you know
A beach windshield is the ideal way to define your private zone on the beach and keep your distance from other beach guests. And of course it also stops the sea breeze :-)
If you don't have your own beach windshield or beachchair, or if it's difficult to take one to the beach yourself, then you can rent this at the following places:
The global pressure barometer gives you a live picture of the busy and quiet places in Ostend.
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.
The City of Ostend provides a number of public toilets that are continuously disinfected and cleaned by staff.