Water sports on the Belgian coast this summer
Although not as popular as some of the more 'tropical' destinations, the Belgian coast offers plenty of spots for water sports. We'll take you there!
Sailing water sports
The Belgian coast is full of water sports. With its steady winds, it offers good conditions for windsurfing, kitesurfing and sailing, all of which require wind to practice the sport. For those who enjoy sailing, the Belgian coast offers sailing schools where you can hire a yacht or take lessons to improve your skills.
Other water sports
Stand-up paddling (SUP) and canoeing are also practised at the coast. Would you like to learn how to stand-up paddle before taking to the water? Discover our SUP initiation at Rocher de Freyr.
Accessibility of the Belgian coast by train
The Belgian coast stretches for around 67 kilometres along the North Sea. It has many beaches and some great seaside resorts such as Knokke, Ostend, Blankenberge, etc. These towns are easily accessible from Belgium, France and other neighbouring countries. It's easy to get there by train or bus, which we at DiscoveRent obviously appreciate to limit our carbon footprint...
Coastal cycle paths
If you're not so keen on water but love cycling (it rhymes), there are also some great cycle routes to follow. Firstly, La Vélomaritime (EuroVelo 4) which passes through De Panne, Nieuwpoort, Ostend and Knokke. Then there are the Dunes Routes, which pass through the dunes from Oostduinkerke to De Panne. And finally, the Littoral Route, which runs along the coast from Knokke to De Panne, passing through the seaside resorts.