The Coastal Path
De Panne – Nieuwpoort (30 km)
The hike starts in the Westhoek Dunes Nature Reserve. After a first glimpse of the sea, you’ll walk through several dune parks and along the highest dune ridge on the Belgian coast.
Nieuwpoort – Oostende (24 km)
You leave Nieuwpoort along the river IJzer, after which dunes, dikes and beaches alternate. You walk along the provincial domain Raversijde with its fascinating war history and arrive in Ostend.
Oostende – Blankenberge (24 km)
You take the ferry and reach the old seaside resort of De Haan with its villas from the Belle Epoque. You continue past dune forests and beaches and enjoy beautiful views of the polder landscape beyond.
Blankenberge – Het Zwin (25 km)
Through a nature reserve, you walk into the port of Zeebrugge and quickly reach the centre of Knokke-Heist. Along dunes and polders, where you might spot large herbivores, you reach the Zwin Nature Park.