Saturday, 20 August 2016

Dogs on the beach in Belgium


Rules for dogs on the Belgian coast

In the summer months, most municipalities prohibit dogs on the beach. Also note that dogs officially in many communities must be on leash all year. 



Blankenberge

No dogs allowed on the beach: from the Easter holidays until 15 September.
Exceptions: to the extreme ends of the beach near the dunes.

Dogs allowed on the beach: 16th September to Easter

Dogs must be on leash all year.

Bredene

No dogs allowed on the beach:
July 1 to August 31 10:30 to 18:30
Between beach entrance, Turkeyen '(post 1) and the beach entrance, Hippodroom' (Post 6)

Dogs allowed on the beach: Outside these times and in all (unguarded) beach parts including nude beach, dogs are also allowed without a leash.

Zeebrugge

No dogs allowed on the beach: From April 1 to September 30

Dogs allowed on the beach: From 1 October to 31 March.

Dogs must be on leash all year.

De Haan

No dogs allowed on the beach:
1 June to 15 September in the following sections of the beach:
Zeedijk-De Haan and Wenduine Zeedijk-
Beach section 250m on both sides of Vosseslag
At the guarded beach areas of Harendijke

Dogs allowed on the beach: 16th September to 30 May, all Srandabschnitten

Dogs must be on leash all year.

De Panne

No dogs allowed on the beach: Easter to 30 September: beach between Boertierplein and Canadezenplein and in all natural areas

Dogs allowed on the beach:. 1 October to Easter to all parts of the beach.

all year (without a leash) permitted:
West of Bortierplein
Left part of the park in the Kykhill Zeelaan
serve in the territories as dog toilet

Check the tourist info organized nature walks for dog & owner: EUR 45 per group per half day (2.5 hours).
A detailed overview of all the marked areas in De Panne we will email you on request gladly.

Caution: Dogs of breed Pitbull are prohibited in the municipality De Panne. Breeds that are classified as 'dangerous', must wear a muzzle.

Knokke-Heist

No dogs allowed on the beach: 15th March to 15 October

Dogs allowed on the beach:
15 March to 15 October: at the end of the beach towards the Netherlands, according to the service home
October 16 to March 14: in all parts of the beach

Koksijde

No dogs allowed on the beach:. 1 April to 31 August

Dogs allowed on the beach:
1 April to 31 August: to beach sections that are marked with a blue board with a white dog in it.
September 1 to March 30: in all parts of the beach.

Officially dogs must be on leash all year.

Middelkerke

No dogs allowed on the beach: 15th June to 15 September

Dogs allowed on the beach:
June 15 to 15 September at the two dog beaches of Middelkerke (at the beginning and end of Middelkerke, more information at the tourist information).
September 16 to May 30: in all parts of the beach

Dogs must be on leash all year.

Nieuwpoort

No dogs allowed on the beach: 15th June to 15 September

Dogs allowed on the beach: 16th September to 14 June

Dogs must be on leash all year.

Oostende

Dog are not allowed on the beach: Easter and April 1 to September 30

Dogs allowed on the beach:
1 April to 30 September: beach at Westlaan (Raversijde) to the border of Middelkerke and at Oosteroever 

October 1 to March 30: in all parts of the beach

Dogs must be on leash all year.

The above rules do not apply to guide dogs for the most part.


Information taken from: http://www.travel4dogs.de/hunde-am-strand-belgien.html 

A useful website: http://www.plages.tv/chiens/liste-nord-pas-de-calais

A list of beaches that allow dogs can be found on this website: http://www.plages.tv/chiens/liste-pas-de-calais

Please check information before travel.