Texel is the largest and most famous Wadden Island of the Netherlands. Texel has, besides the beautiful scenery and charming villages, a large beach strip for great beach holidays. There’s over 25 km sandy beach on the whole west coast. Sun and beach lovers can head to one of the eight protected beach areas. There’s also enough space to enjoy the peace and quiet enjoyment for nature lovers. Peace, space and nature. These core values of Texel apply certainly on the beach. Even on summer days you never need to be in a traffic jam. And there is room in abundance for the bathers. Whoever finds that it’s nevertheless too busy, just walks a little further. The beach is bordered along the length by the ‘Duinen van Texel’ (Dunes of Texel). Some pieces of the beach are part of a natural area: ‘The Hors’ and ‘The Slufter’.
The beaches of Texel have won already several major awards. In 2011, the beach received (each year without interruption since 2001) the International ‘Blue Flag’ environmental award again. It guarantees high quality of bathing water and a well kept clean beach.
A sunbath or a walk along the beach, playing fun or water sports. The very well maintained, white beaches of Texel 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 Texel 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 Texel 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.
Free-running dogs allowed on the beaches of Texel outside these abovementioned time periods.
Please read the information boards carefully, which are at each beach (entrance).
Below is an overview of the beaches of Texel
- 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.