The sea: the sound of the waves, the sand that sticks to your feet, the beautiful sunsets… Who doesn’t love the coast? Below are some great tips from De Haan to Nieuwpoort.
Supping at the Surfing Elephant
The Surfing Elephant is the place to be for the real water lovers among us. You can kite, surf and SUP. I like the SUP (Stand Up Paddle) the most. It is the ideal way to spend a relaxing afternoon and to get to know the Belgian coast better. After an afternoon of paddling, you’re usually pretty tired and it’s nice to stay at a place that makes you feel at home. In that case, ibis De Haan is really the perfect spot for you! PS: ibis De Haan has a beautiful outdoor pool and a large terrace where you can chill out in the evening with a nice drink.
Nice cocktails at La Siesta
Do you also like a good cocktail, tapas, paella, burritos,…? Then La Siesta will definitely make your trip a success. Both young and old are welcome to enjoy the cosy terrace that immediately puts you in a holiday mood. And do you no longer feel like walking too far after the many snacks and cocktails? Don’t worry, Hotel Mercure Oostende is just around the corner and offers you excellent an service!
Bring out the shopping queen in you at Pied de Poule
For 15 years now, Pied de Poule has been the Mecca for the fashion queens among us. Every time, the owner sees it as a challenge to look for new, contemporary labels. Long dresses, Paris chic and no-nonsense are the perfect combination here. And around the corner is the boutique hotel Leopold Ostend in an art deco style.
The weekly concerts at the Proximus Pop-Up Arena in Middelkerke
After being locked up for a winter full of Covid-19, doesn’t everyone feel like letting himself go completely? This summer, the Proximus Pop-Up Arena, in Middelkerke, is hosting fun concerts on Thursdays and Saturdays. And they are all home-grown artists that are performing. Before the concert, you can also go to the trendy bar Ipanema Beach where you can even take a dip in the new swimming pool. And if you don’t feel like driving home after the concert, just drive to ibis budget Ostend Airport which is the budget hotel par excellence to relax in.
Eating ice creams at St. Catherine in Nieuwpoort
St. Catherine treat your taste buds in every season. During the summer they offer delicious, artisanal ice cream. Believe me, they are the best ice creams you can find at the coast! And during winter you can enjoy a delicious Liège waffle or a pot of freshly brewed coffee. St. Catherine has become a fixed value in the shopping street of Nieuwpoort-Bad. And after the delicious ice creams, you should definitely check in at the ibis Styles Nieuwpoort hotel, where the heated indoor pool or the relaxing infrared sauna are waiting for you.