Visiting the coast for a short or longer stay? Middelkerke is a place of tranquillity with unspoilt nature and dunes, beautiful sandy beaches and a lively North Sea. The Strandhotel is centrally located, ideal for exploring and enjoying all the wonders of the coast and polders.
Nieuwpoort and Ostend are only a stone’s throw away and perfect for enjoying a spot of culture or a shopping spree. Bruges or Ypres are less than half an hour’s drive away. For families with children, Plopsaland is only a 20-minute drive away.
Westfront is a brand new interactive centre in Nieuwpoort with as main theme the flooding of the IJzer plains during WW1. The nearby sluice complex, the Ganzenpoot, played a crucial role during the First World War. The visitor centre starts with the invasion of the German troops in August 1914 and ends with the reconstruction of the coastal town of Nieuwpoort.
Watersports centre De Kwinte
VVW Westende has 2 club houses: club ‘De Kwinte’ on the Sint-Laureins beach in Westende and club ‘Koko Loco’ at the water reservoir in Nieuwpoort. VVW Westende is hereby able to offer a wide range of sports and camping facilities in a unique location with specific equipment for each activity. With the arrival of the new ‘De Kwinte’ in Westende, the club has become much more than just a surfing club and is now a comprehensive watersports centre! In its comfortable setting with a magnificent view over the sports beach, it is the new place to be on the coast for sports, fun and partying.
Cycling & walking
The many cycling and footpaths along the coastal routes offer you a varied and changing view over the beautiful polder areas, the peaceful country lanes and the characteristic and charming villages. Bike rental is adjacent to the hotel. You can store your own bike in our secure bike storage facility.
The museum 'Kusthistories' is highly recommended. You step into the history of coastal tourism on the Belgian coast. Today, vacation on the coast is very common.
It once was different. Old swimwear, souvenirs, an old tram, 'butt carts', unique films, beautiful decors, and much more.
Themaweekends in Middelkerke
Each year, Middelkerke organizes multiple theme weekends: Fishweekend, beer weekend, Agricultural weekends, autumn weekend & Champagne weekend.
These weekends are always a great success and are full of fun activities.
Domain Raversijde & Atlantikwall
The piece of the old defensive line, which the Germans at the time, built to the Mainland to protect against an invasion, is in the dunes of Raversijde well preserved. Visit these defenses from the first and second world war.
Villa Les Zephirs
The villa has an original interior of the famous art-nouveau top designer Henri Van de Velde. In this small but original museum you relive the holiday of a family from the 1930s.
The IJzermonding nature reserve
The river IJzer flows into the sea in Nieuwpoort. Where salt and fresh water meet, a special biotope is created across mud flats, salt marshes, dunes and polders. Thanks to an extensive network of cycle and footpaths, starting from Westende, you can enjoy the natural beauty of the IJzer estuary. Useful information points along the way tell you all about this wonderful nature reserve. On certain days of the week, you can take a ferry across to Nieuwpoort Bad.
Plopsaland, Mayaland & Plopsaqua
An unforgettable destination on the coast for young and old, with spectacular attractions and shows. The Studio 100 characters eagerly wait to welcome you for a day of fun that is guaranteed!
Westgolf - Westende
Do you want to test your golf skills? You can go to Westgolf in Westende. This golf course is located between Nieuwpoort and Middelkerke. Enjoy daily specials at "Resto Westgolf" in a green setting.