The wide sandy beach of Scheveningen is over three kilometers long and is situated in front of the promenade between the jetty and the famous pier. This is the North Beach, which can be quite full on peak days. Just along the beach there’s a wide pedestrian promenade with shops, pubs and restaurants. In the summer season (April to September) there are over fifty pavilions. On the South Beach, on the other side of the harbor, you find more peace.
The beaches of Scheveningen have won already several major awards. In 2018 the beach received the international 'Blue Flag' environmental award for the 8th time. It guarantees high quality of bathing water and a well kept clean beach.
The beaches, with showers to rinse of the salt seawater, will be cleaned everyday. Besides the rescue brigade will guard the beaches and warns when there is a dangerous current or wind; a pleasant and safe feeling.
A sunbath or a walk along the beach, playing fun or water sports. The very well maintained, white beaches of Scheveningen will offer you peace and quietness. Optimum facilities will tribute to the comfort and with that the holiday pleasure of the guests. It starts with accessible beach crossings and parking places. Then there are the lifeguards and the rescue brigade whom watch over the well being of the guests, with a First aid post nearby. Furthermore the many cafes, terraces and restaurants near the beach will take care of the needs for serving drinks and snacks or lunch and diner.
The Scheveningen beach lifeguards are present at weekends and daily during school vacations in the months of June, July and August.
During the summer season, several beach orientation poles are located on the main beaches of Scheveningen. They are a landmark for children on the beach. Each orientation pole has a clearly different figure at the top. For children it is easier to make their own way back to the rest of the family, even on a beach full of people. Moreover, it is easier to bring a lost child back to the family.
On the beaches you will find flags and signs with instructions for swimming. It is wise to take account of these signals. They are there for you!
Dogs at the beach
The beach is the ideal destination for many dogs to enjoy. A Frisbee, a stick or a ball can fetch give great pleasure. And what is more fun than making a beach walk with your dog? However, on various beaches are dogs, loose or on a leash, not allowed all year.
Dogs are prohibited on the beaches of Scheveningen during the period 15 May till 1 October.
Outside of the above mentioned period are dogs allowed (both loose and leased) on the beaches of Scheveningen.
Nearest beach for dogs at Scheveningen
- At low tide there is a strong current towards the sea, than stay close to shore. In case you get pulled in by the current do not try to swim straight against it, but swim slanting to the shore with the current. Also be aware of floating devices like air-beds, boats or other swimming devices.
- Do not get to close to the poles, piers or other obstacles.
- Watch your children carefully, do not let them alone near the water. Are there recognition signs on the beach, tell it to your children.
- Help to keep the beaches clean.