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Cadzand Beach – One of the Cleanest Beaches in the Netherlands

Cadzand Beach

Cadzand beach is located in the town of Cadzand and is in the southernmost region of the country. It features more than 10km of sandy beaches that stretch from the town of Sluis to the Belgian border. Cadzand is also home to beautiful sand dunes, plenty of wide open space and some of the best beaches in the country. In fact, Cadzand beaches have won several major awards, including the International Blue Flag award in 2012. In 2005, 2006 and 2008, the beach was named the “Cleanest beach of the Netherlands.”

Cadzand Facilities

Cadzand beach features accessible beach crossings and plenty of parking. For guests on the beach, there are public showers, restrooms, dustbins and beach cabins available. Lifeguards are also on duty in some areas that will keep a watchful eye on swimmers. Visitors also have the option of renting beach chairs, parasols and windshields for the utmost in comfort during their stay.

Along the beach, you will find many terraces, restaurants and cafés to enjoy an afternoon lunch or a refreshing drink. Many beach pavilions stay open throughout the winter as well, so you can enjoy the beautiful sea views no matter what time of year you visit Cadzand.

Beach Rules

Dogs are allowed on Cadzand beach from 10AM until 6PM from May 1st through October 1st. All dogs must be leashed at all times.

Beach Activities

There are plenty of fun things to do at Cadzand beach. If you prefer to take it easy, you can relax on the beach or take a stroll along the shore at sunset. Other activities include:

  • Horseback riding – Riding schools are located along the beach and horses can also be rented.
  • Cycling
  • Sportfishing – Fishing on Cadzand beach is free. All you need is your fishing rod. No permits are required in the fishing zone. Beach fishing is permitted from September until June. Between June and September, beach fishing is not permitted between 10AM and 6PM in areas dedicated to swimmers and bathers.


If you are planning to stay in Cadzand, you have many options as far as accommodations are concerned. Just outside the beach, you will find:

  • Hotels
  • Apartments
  • Cottages
  • Campsites

Camping in Zwinhoeve can be a truly incredibly experience as the site is located just behind the dunes of the Cadzand-Bad beach. The site also sits on the border of the Het Zwin nature reserve. If you are looking for more private accommodations, there are plenty of quaint cottages available that are just a short distance from Cadzand beach.