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De Westhoek

Kust  >  Belgium

The oldest contiguous dune area on the Belgian coast between De Panne and the French border.

Added by Antoinne Sterk

Description

​In 1957 "De Westhoek" was the first ever Flemish nature reserve. The reserve extends over an area of 340 to 345 hectares and is part of the largest contiguous dune area of the Flemish coast. It is sometimes called the Flemish Sahara. An impressive dune landscape, a true attraction for various birds such as Hen Harrier,  Redwing,  European Stonechat,  Common Chiffchaff and Greater Whitethroat.

Details

Access

There are 3 lookout points in De Westhoek and multiple walking routes. The route shown on the map, visits those lookout points.

Terrain and Habitat

Beach, Dunes

Conditions

Sandy

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round, Spring

Best time to visit

Spring, Summer

Route

Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Links

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

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