Nature & dunes

Noordwijk is surrounded by beautiful natural areas of dunes and woods, so close to the big cities and yet so vast and unspoilt. You can stroll for miles through the dunes through the Coepelduynen towards Katwijk, the Noordduinen towards Zandvoort and Langeveld at Noordwijkerhout. A small stretch of divers dune area reaches from Wassenaar to the top of South-Holland. This area is called Hollands Duin. Nearby you also have the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen, with a visitors' area in a beautifully restored pumping station. In addition to the dune landscape, there are also fantastic wooded areas such as Landgoed Leeuwenhorst, in the municipality of Noordwijkerhout, which is largely managed by the Zuid-Hollands Landschap organisation. Learn more about the nature and environment in Noordwijk? Please check out www.strandloper.nl 

The beaches of Noordwijk: Duindamse en Langevelderslag

Noordwijk aan Zee has a variety of beaches: off the north and south boulevards, Duindamseslag and Langevelderslag, and in the direction of Zandvoort. The location of the Duindamseslag and Langevelderslag beaches gives them a completely different atmosphere to those by the central boulevards. The access roads are surrounded by peaceful nature and dunes. The Duindamseslag can only be reached on foot or by bicycle through the dunes. At the end of the Langevelderslag is St(r)andplaats Nederzandt, which can be accessed by car.

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More dynamics and serenity: Noordvoort

More dynamics in the dune fringes and serenity on the beach. The Noordvoort beach reserve, a quiet stretch of beach between Zandvoort and Noordwijk, is between beach markers 70 and 73. This unique silent reserve on the beach invites visitors to follow a 3-km meandering path along the dune fringes and through the dunes, boasting three gorgeous panoramic views.
Noordvoort provides an oasis of peace and tranquillity for the seals and a wide variety of birds, and helps restore the natural dynamics and inherent qualities of the dune fringes

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