The Flemish Coast
Discover the beautiful and scenic Flemish coast
The coast's 42 miles long stretch of sandy coastline has 13 resorts, each with its own character and unique atmosphere. The sandy beaches are ideal for children. The beaches shelve gently out to sea, and life guards ensure everyone's safety. Sunbathers have found that they acquire a healthier tan here than in southern Europe, thanks to the iodine and salt in the air.
The Flemish coast offers a wide range of sport and recreation facilities : here you can hire a bicycle or a buggy, or go sailing or fishing. The wide beach is ideal for ball games, horse riding and beach surfing. And there is more: take a stroll along the beach promenades, great shopping in fancy stores that are also open on Sunday and great food and local specialties are offered in a wide variety of restaurants.
The resorts are well connected by public transport: de “Kusttram” drives all the way from Knokke to De Panne. A cheap, easy and pleasant way to explore the Flemish coast. Close by, there is Bruges, one of Belgium's finest cities of art. A visit to this historic city is a must.
The summer months are the busiest period for the coast. However, other seasons have their own charm, even if sunbathing is not part of it. Find out more on www.belgiancoast.co.uk.
One of the best ways to discover the beautiful and scenic Flemish coast is by coastal tram! The tram is serviced by “De Lijn”, the Flemish public transport company. It connects the towns on the coastline, from Knokke to De Panne. With its 42 miles, is the longest tram line in the world.
The tram service counts about 70 stops. It runs very frequently: every 10 minutes in the summer months and every 20 minutes during the winter.
Tickets can be purchased on the tram, but are about 50% cheaper when bought in advance in shops like supermarkets, news agents etc. in Flanders and Brussels.
For more information on the coastal tram please visit its official website.