In the area

In the area of the Zwin Nature Park you can visit the Zwin Dunes and Zwin Polders, as well the Zwin region.

Zwin dunes and polders

The Flemish nature reserves, Zwin Dunes and Zwin Polders (222 hectares), together with their big brother, the Zwin, form a continuous nature area in the Zwin area.

This precious nature reserve is accessible for different types of recreation. Riders, hikers and cyclists all have their own separate paths. Close to the sea, there is an area of 15 hectares where visitors are allowed to walk around freely and experience nature directly. The paved paths make it possible to do a complete tour by wheelchair. There is also a walking path for the blind.

There are different European protect habitats with many rare plant species and animals, thanks to the combination of sea, beach, forest and polder.

The Kleyne Vlakte is an important wintering area for many birds.

The forest ranger and his team are in charge of maintaining this area of restored nature. To this end, they are assisted by Koniks, Highland cattle, Shetland ponies and Flemish sheep.

Info centre Zwin Heartland

The Zwin Region Info Centre in the Zwin Nature Park provides all kinds of useful information on the Zwin region, an area at the Belgian-Dutch border where beautiful beaches and extensive polders meet. Nature, landscape and heritage go hand in hand.

Interactive maps at the Information Centre show you how to find your way through the Zwin region and help you choose between the sights and numerous certified hosts in the Zwin region, including B&Bs and farms offering regional products.

The Zwin Shop has the latest recreational walking and cycling maps by Westtoer for sale.