Kwade Hoek

Zuid-Holland  >  Netherlands

Kwade Hoek is a dynamic tidal area northeast of Goedereede. The name refers to the treacherous current and sandbanks on which many a ship has perished.

Added by Jens De Bruycker


Especially in winter, the salt water flows through channels and creeks far into the area. The low parts of Kwade Hoek are always damp. Sea buckthorns are found in the drier areas. In the fall, Redwing and Fieldfare eat the orange berries before heading south. Bird species such as Avocet , Common Redshank and Black-tailed Godwit live on the salt marshes and mud flats on the northeast side of Kwade Hoek. The part of the dunes that is grazed forms an important breeding ground for Eurasian Oystercatcher and Northern Lapwing. Herons and Eurasian Spoonbill can be found in pools. On the beach plain you can find a number of special birds in the winter: Lapland Longspur , Snow Bunting , Peregrine Falcon and Horned Lark. You will find many waders such as Common Ringed Plover , Dunlin and Sanderling. Please note: the beach area of ​​Kwade Hoek is closed from 15 March to 15 July due to the breeding season. This is indicated by signs.



Drive in a northeastern direction from Ouddorp. Via Hofdijkseweg onto the Oostdijkseweg, past the hamlet of Oostdijk. At the end of the road is the parking area, indicated by a sign from Natuurmonumenten. Address for navigation: Oostdijkseweg 100, Goedereede. The route that is shown on the map is about 5 km.

Terrain and Habitat

Beach, Sea, Dunes


Flat, Sandy, Swampy

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Summer, Winter


Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform



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