Scheldeoord lies right on the Westerschelde sea dyke. You only have to walk a little way from the campsite and you are already on the dyke, with the Scheldestrandje immediately behind it – a lovely, convenient family beach. A beach right next to the campsite is, of course, ideal in fine weather and summer temperatures, but there are lots more things to do at this surprising location hidden behind the dyke.
It is a man-made beach consisting of squirted on sand. At ebb, when the water is low, a part of the beach becomes dry. This area then partially consists of a layer of mud.
Nice for the kids, because if they are normally not allowed to play in the mud here they are allowed!
And did ythey get a bit dirty? No problem, just rinse it off in the water or under the shower at the beach!
The 'Scheldestrandje' is a fantastic place for the children to play: building sandcastles, splashing in the water… they can really amuse themselves here. And did you know that if you really look hard in the sand you may find a shark’s tooth?
The dyke is a very good place to fly your kite as there is always enough wind here. There is often not enough room to do this at home, but there is plenty of space here!
Have a look under the stones at the waterline. Lift up the stones a bit and you will see lots´s of crabs! Do you dare fetching them? But you have to be quick because they are gone again quickly!
The animation team is also here regularly on the dyke with great activities such as the mud run, baking baguettes or games.
You can also fish here very well! Find a nice spot at the dyke or at the beach and throw your fishing rod out (permit not necessary, max. 2 fishing rods)!
Whether you are standing on the dyke or at the water you always have a beautiful view whereever you are! A blue sky or a beautiful cloudy sky, you´ll see something different in every weather. Take a seat on a bench or on the terrace of Strandbrasserie de Landing and enjoy the view and the endlessness around you!
Tip: set your alarm early for once or go to the dyke just a bit later in the evening for a beautiful sunrise or sunset!
Walking and cycling
At the dyke directly along the water you can walk and cycle perfectly! Enjoy the beautiful view over the Westerschelde during your tour. This path outside of the dyke leads you in any case to the little haven of Hoedekenskerke. Do you want to go into the ‘other direction’, than you can walk and cycle outside the dyke again from Ellewoutsdijk on to Borsele!
Also nice: tidal flat walking! Put on shoes that can get dirty and off you go!
Seal spotting on the Westerschelde
There are many seals in the Westerschelde next the camping! When you look closely you can spot them on the sand banks when the tide is out. If you would like to observe them from close-by, go on ‘Scheldesafari’ with us and take a ride on own RIB towards the sand banks.
The Westerschelde just off the Schelde beach is also a good spot for kitesurfing! Nice for the experienced kitesurfer who can go for it here, but also nice to watch from a distance.
Watch the ships
Marvel at the large ships that go past daily directly in front of you o the Westerschelde. Some of them are so big that they protrude the dyke!
For the rest, dogs are allowed on the dyke, the beach and at “De Landing”!