Domburg is the oldest seaside resort of Zeeland. It combines a beautiful beach with beautiful scenery and an impressive historical town situated directly behind the dunes. The biggest attraction for tourists who come to Domburg is the wide sandy beach, which extends right up to Westkapelle. The sophistication charisma makes the beach of Domburg so popular. The beach of Domburg is well known, just like the rest of Walcheren, for its characteristic groynes, typical beach huts and of course the cozy atmosphere. Furthermore, the province of Zeeland has the most sun hours in the Netherlands during the summer. An excellent start for a lovely beach holiday.
The beaches of have won already several major awards. In 2022 the beach received the international 'Blue Flag' environmental award for the 34th time. It guarantees high quality of bathing water and a well kept clean beach. In 2017 received again the ‘Quality Coast Award’ for its high quality of human and nature-friendly tourism. In 2015, 2013, 2004 and 2003 Domburg won the title of ‘Cleanest beach of the Netherlands’.
Domburg has several beautiful beaches. Each beach has its own unique features and charm:
The Badstrand of Domburg is the most popular and well-known beach in the city. It is located right next to the city center, making it very accessible for visitors and locals. This wide sandy beach is ideal for various activities, including sunbathing, swimming, beach walks, and more. The beach is clean and well-maintained, and there are lifeguards present during the summer months. Additionally, there are various amenities available, including restaurants, beach pavilions, toilets, and rental of beach huts and lounge chairs.
Noordduine Beach is located south of the center of Domburg. This is a quieter and more secluded beach, ideal for those who want to escape the crowds of the main beach. It is surrounded by high dunes and green areas, giving it a natural and serene atmosphere. This beach is also a popular spot for water sports activities such as surfing and kiteboarding.
The Hoge Hil Beach, located south of the city center, is a wide and peaceful beach. It offers beautiful views of the sea and the surrounding nature. This beach is less crowded than the main beach, making it an ideal place for relaxation and tranquility. It also has some dune crossings, allowing for lovely walks through the dunes.
The Westhove Beach is located north of Domburg, near Westhove Castle. This beach is surrounded by woods and dunes, giving it a unique and tranquil atmosphere. It is a great spot for nature lovers and people seeking a peaceful place to swim and sunbathe.
The beaches of Domburg offer something for everyone, whether you're looking for a lively beach full of activities, a quiet and secluded beach, or a natural beach surrounded by dunes and forests. They all provide stunning views of the North Sea and are perfect for enjoying a day at the Dutch coast.
The beaches, with showers to rinse of the salt seawater, will be cleaned everyday. Besides the rescue brigade will guard the beaches and warns when there is a dangerous current or wind; a pleasant and safe feeling.
A sunbath or a walk along the beach, playing fun or water sports. The very well maintained, white beaches of will offer you peace and quietness. Optimum facilities will tribute to the comfort and with that the holiday pleasure of the guests. It starts with accessible beach crossings and parking places. Then there are the lifeguards and the rescue brigade whom watch over the well being of the guests, with a First aid post nearby. Furthermore the many cafes, terraces and restaurants near the beach will take care of the needs for serving drinks and snacks or lunch and diner.
On the beaches you will find flags and signs with instructions for swimming. It is wise to take account of these signals. They are there for you!
- Guarded beach zone
- Child found
- Dangerous sea
- Watersports allowed
- Swimming prohibited
- Floating Bodies prohibited
Dogs at the beach
The beach is the ideal destination for many dogs to enjoy. A Frisbee, a stick or a ball can fetch give great pleasure. And what is more fun than making a beach walk with your dog? However, on various beaches are dogs, loose or on a leash, not allowed all year.
Dogs are prohibited on the beaches of Domburg during the period 1 May till 15 September between 10:00 till 19:00.
Outside of the above mentioned period and time are dogs allowed (both loose and leased) on the beaches of Domburg.
Further, we also recommend reading the information board, with the local beach rules, which is often placed near every beach (entrance).
Nearest beach for dogs at Domburg
Leashed dogs are allowed all year:
- from beach 60. Hoogduin in the direction Oostkapelle;
- from beach 52. Hoge Hil West in the direction Westkapelle.
- At low tide there is a strong current towards the sea, than stay close to shore. In case you get pulled in by the current do not try to swim straight against it, but swim slanting to the shore with the current. Also be aware of floating devices like air-beds, boats or other swimming devices.
- Do not get to close to the poles, piers or other obstacles.
- Watch your children carefully, do not let them alone near the water. Are there recognition signs on the beach, tell it to your children.
- Help to keep the beaches clean.