Strandslagen van Westende
Dogs are prohibited on the beaches of Westende during the period 15 June till 15 September.
Outside of the above mentioned period are only leased dogs allowed on the beaches of Westende.
Further, we also recommend reading the information board, with the local beach rules, which is often placed near every beach (entrance).
Leashed dogs are allowed all year:
- from beach Rotonde in the direction Middelkerke;
- from beach Christal Palace in the direction Nieuwpoort.
Horse-riding is allowed on the beach outside the Belgian Easter holidays, Pentecost holidays and between 1 June and 15 September. Please note, this is only permitted in the following zones:
- between 7.30 pm and 12.00 am between the Paul Houyouxstraat groyne and Zeedijk No. 300 (Hotel Bellevue);
- between 7.30 pm and 12.00 am between the Strandlaan groyne and Nieuwpoort.
Please bear in mind that riding must always be as close to the waterline as possible. Horseback shrimp fishers or mounted police are exempted from the above regulations.
All horses accessing the beach must wear visible identification which can be obtained at the council office or at the horse riding stables.