The beaches are child-friendly, flat and remain nearly untouched. In the area around Bredene, coast, beach and dunes are in complete harmony. The approximately four kilometre long row of dunes is the natural protection for the hinterland, which is below sea level. This spa-town is known for its many play-, hiking- and sportsfacilities and as the prime destination for people who love nature.
The beaches will be cleaned everyday during the summer. 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 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 the lifeguards whom watch over the well being of the guests, with a First aid post nearby. Furthermore the local cafes, terraces and restaurants near the beach will take care of the needs for serving drinks, icecream, lunch and diner.
If the rescue stations are not open, a general swimming prohibition applies. This is clearly indicated with signs 'forbidden to bathe' and / or wind bags. On this page you can check where you can go for a safe splash in the water!
However, there are more unique characteristics to Bredene. It has the first and only nudist beach of the Belgian coast. Ever since the opening of this fenced beach, it has been the place to be for nudists. Its location in front of a protected area of dune landscape makes sure you have absolute privacy.
During the summer months, in the phenomenal dune landscape you can enjoy the sea breeze and sun nude. Nudists gather at the part of the beach next to beach post 6.
The nude beach is available annually from the first weekend before Easter to the second weekend of October. During the months of July and August the lifeguards watch over the safety of the bathers. Even in good weather on the weekends of September are the lifeguards present. To achieve smooth and safe access to the nude beach it is best to use the tunnel located at the height of the tram Renbaan is (beach post 6).
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!
- Swimming allowed
- Swimming prohibited
- Dangerous sea; Floating Bodies prohibited
- Windsock = bathing prohibited!
The beach is the ideal destination for many dogs to enjoy. A Frisbee, a stick or a ball can fetch give great pleasure. And what is more fun than making a beach walk with your dog? However, on various beaches are dogs, loose or on a leash, not allowed all year.
Dogs are prohibited on the beaches of Bredene during the period 1 juli till 1 September between 10:30 till 18:30.
Outside of the above mentioned period and time are only leased dogs allowed on the beaches of Bredene.
Nearest beach for dogs at Bredene
- 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.