Katwijk has a walking boulevard of approximately two km long with many amenities. During the summer season (March to October), there are many beach pavilions on the more than four kilometers long sand beach. Katwijk has a lively marina with an open connection to many water sport areas in the region and beyond. It’s nice to shop in the shopping mall ‘Zeezijde\' (Sea Side) behind the Boulevard, and in the summer there’s a lively tourist market every Tuesday.
The beaches of Katwijk have won already several major awards. In 2017, the beach received (each year without interruption since 2009) the International ‘Blue Flag’ environmental award again. It guarantees high quality of bathing water and a well kept clean beach. In 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2009, Katwijk also received the ‘Quality Coast Award’ for its high quality of human and nature-friendly tourism.
A sunbath or a walk along the beach, playing fun or water sports. The very well maintained, white beaches of Katwijk will offer you peace and quietness. 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 Katwijk 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!
Dogs at the beach
The beaches of Katwijk be an attractive environment for recreation, for both humans and dogs. And what could be better than a walk on the beach with your dog. In the summer season, dogs, either loose or on a leash, not on all the beaches of the Belgian coast welcome.
On the main beaches of Katwijk, all dogs are prohibited between 09.00 till 19.00 hours during the period April 1 till October 1.
However, at a temperature lower than 18°C and/or rainfall free-running dogs are allowed on the beaches of Katwijk during the abovementioned time periods.
Outside these abovementioned time periods are dogs allowed on the beaches of Katwijk.
The beach area north of beach section C (after kite association Airtime) is open to free-running dogs all year round.
Please read the information boards carefully, which are at each beach (entrance).
Below is an overview of the beaches of Katwijk
- 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.
- You can download here the beach brochure of Katwijk.