Oostelijke Havendam Oostende

West-Vlaanderen  >  Belgium

The eastern seawall of the port of Ostend offers good opportunities for birdwatching.

Added* by Ignaas Robbe
Most recent update 7 January 2023


On the Oostelijke Havendam Oostende (seawall) there are almost always Ruddy Turnstone and Purple Sandpiper around. It's a good place for gulls, terns, seabirds. It can be good in autumn migration, especially when there is a NW-wind blowing! The beach nearby has sometimes a lot of gulls, terns and waders.



Park your car near the docks and walk direction beach. There is a lot of real estate development in the area, so there might be changes in the near future. In autumn and spring, watch out for small birds. Click on the P in the map to get directions.

Terrain and Habitat

Beach , Mud flats , Sea , Dunes , City/village


Flat , Sandy , High water possible

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Spring , Autumn , Winter , Summer , All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn migration , Spring migration , Winter , Spring , Autumn


Paved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform



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