End of our summer season

Between September 12 and May 1, the gates of the beach are open again.


Sunbathing and swimming are over, but you can certainly still go for a nice walk on the beach or for a nice snack or drink ad "Zuiderbad".


Attention: swimming is prohibited during this period.


We look forward to seeing you again next year.


If you have suggestions for the next beach season, please send us an email: hofstade@sport.vlaanderen.

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You can organise a school trip to the beach with a class of more than 15 persons with a discount.

In that case, pupils and teachers pay just 2.50 euro per person.


Reservation is necessary.

Please note, it is not possible to submit a request for the same day. You need to make your reservation 48 hours in advance.

Reservations for schools are only possible from April 19 to June 30 and from September 1 to September 14, only between 10 am and 3.30 pm.


Contact us to make a reservation indicating the school name, contact details, number of students and teachers and billing address:


There is no specific group price. The price is still €5.00 per person.

You must request a reservation by mail in order to receive an invoice.

You can do this by means of:

Open water swimming for clubs

Swimming as a club is allowed in the swimming zone under the following conditions: 

  • Mandatory reservation
  • The club must provide 2 lifeguards who are trained for Corona-Covid 19 and perform continuous supervision.
  • They observe the supervision plan of Sports Flanders
  • On arrival, the lifeguards sign for receipt of material and for their attendance.
  • The certificates for refresher course and lifeguard must be sent by mail 24 hours in advance.

Sports Flanders provides:

  • AED and oxygen unit case
  • fluorescent Sports Flanders T-shirts
  • walkie-talkie to keep in touch with Sports Flanders

The price is €60 per session for at most 50 persons for a maximum of 2 hours.

Please note:

  • No changing-rooms and showers are available
  • Resting on the beach is not permitted
  • Remaining on the beach after the session is also forbidden

You can make a reservation for your club at the following periods and times:

  • April 30 - June 19: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • June 20 - August 31: every day from 8.30 am to 10.30 am
  • September 1 - September 14: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Water quality

The water of our recreational and swimming pond is checked and monitored weekly.

The analyzes are performed by"de Vlaamse Milieumaatschappij".


Results can be found via: results Hofstade Beach


In addition, an independent agency also carries out check-ups on the water every two weeks.