For the ones that are looking for nature, Nieuwpoort is the right place too. Often hiking trips on the beach and through the dunes are organised. Nieuwpoort also is known for the ‘IJzermonding’, a natural reserve area. It is an estuary surrounded by the beach, dunes and polders. Nowadays it functions as breeding ground for many birds where often seals can be spotted too.
A lot of walkers leave alone. That is a big mistake. If you are looking for peace and quietness, space and beautiful landscapes you can make beautiful walking-tours. And there is a lovely fresh sea-air, because you don’t have large scale industry.
The coast of has wide beaches and offers magnificent views over the sea. From the top of the dunes the view of the coast is beautiful. The beach lies shining in the sun and goes in a friendly curve with the sea, the dunes show the irregularity of a mountain range and the sea can sometimes lighten unlikely bleu. And along the flood mark there are always people walking, weather or no weather. is with all its catering industry at the sunny residence the stopping place for walkers.
Hiking maps can be obtained from the local tourist office and / or the Internet. Unfortunately are most route maps only available in the Dutch language.