If you can't see the frame, please click here to view the complete siteThe beaches of Julianadorp, Den Helder and surroundings.
| We will make a separate chapter for the beaches, because De Kop van Noord-Holland has a 30 km long coastline with the seaside resorts Den Helder, Huisduinen, Julianadorp, Groote Keeten, Callantsoog, Sint Maartenszee and Petten. The beach is easily accessible in all these places and has the advantage that it can be reached quickly thanks to the narrow strip of dunes. On the beach there is the possibility for kite flying and kite surfing for enthusiasts and of course sunbathing. A rescue brigade is also active everywhere to watch over the beachgoers. |
The coastal defense consists of a narrow, very vulnerable row of dunes. From Petten, this row of dunes is interrupted by the 5.5 km. long Hondsbossche Zeewering that runs to Camperduin and guards the land for the North Sea. In 2018, various coastal towns were again awarded the Blue Flag and now Den Helder and Julianadorp were awarded this flag again. This award from the European Union guarantees the tourist a safe beach, clean sea water and beach.
Den Helder has 7 km of beautiful wide beach and dunes. Every year there is a beach spectacle with sports activities, performances by artists and an air show of the Air Force.
It is relatively quiet on the beach and in the dune areas throughout the Kop van Noord-Holland. At Den Helder, the Grafelijkheidsduinen and Donker duinen are more famous nature reserves. Above and between them lie the Doggersplaats and the Huisduinerpolder. On the beach you can see various types of shorebirds, including cormorants, and even seals.
Cycling is good in the dunes from Den Helder to beyond Camperduin. Shorter cycling routes are also being constructed as part of the Dune Zoom project.
Swimming, diving, fishing, (sea) surfing and flying a kite are allowed at the areas indicated with signs. A canoe route is also being constructed in the Dune Zoom project.
Dogs are from May to March September from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm only allowed on a lead. The rest of the year it is free to bring dogs.
From May to October, horse riding is only available before 9:00 AM and after 7:00 PM. Horse riding is allowed for the rest of the year.
The beach entrances at Huisduinen and Duinoord are paved and therefore suitable for disabled people, prams, etc. In addition, special wheelchairs for the beach are available at the beach front Duinoord. Reservations: 0223-621 143.
Naturism is allowed at Falga beach (left-most entrance), turn left towards Julianadorp between pole 4.09 - 5.0. There are no facilities and there is very limited parking space. Pavilion and parking lot can be found at the at Zandloper beach. This is about a 500 m walk. More information about naturism can be found at www.nfn.nl
The following emergency services are present: first aid post, orientation post, rescue brigade .
You spend the night near the coastal town Julianadorp aan Zee , where a large number of holiday parks have now been built right behind the dunes and the beach. Because the beach is relatively quiet you can always see various shorebirds.
You can cycle well in the dunes from Den Helder to Camperduin. Shorter cycling routes are also being constructed as part of the Dune Zoom project.
Surfing is not allowed between the piers, but are allowed at the sports beach. Jet skiing is not allowed. Ordinary kiting is allowed, but flying with control lines is only allowed in designated areas and not on the beach.
Dogs are allowed on the beach from May to October between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm but only on a leash.
Restricted riding is allowed.
For the disabled: All beach entrances at Julianadorp are paved. Juliana Beach (beach entrance no. 6) has beach wheelchairs. There is also a specially adapted campsite: Noorderkust (tel .: 0223-648447).
Enjoying the sun naked, or naturism, is allowed between the beach areas of Groote Keeten and Drooghe Weert, pole 8.4-9.4. There are no facilities and the nudist beach is moderately accessible by bus. At beach Groote Keeten there is a pavilion at 800 m and parking lot at 1 km. More information about naturism can be found at www.nfn.nl
The following emergency services are available: first aid post, orientation post, rescue brigade.
Groote Keeten is a small village under Den Helder, with a wide beach and a large bungalow park. Yet it is quiet enough to have space for various activities. The Blue Flag 2007 was also awarded here. Here, as with all other beaches in the region, there is plenty of room for a variety of shorebirds due to the relative tranquility.
Surfing is allowed at the boat beach. Flying and swimming is always allowed. Jet skiing not allowed.
Dogs are allowed only on a leash from May to September between 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM.
From May to September, horseback riding is only permitted before 9:00 AM and after 7:00 PM.
There is a disabled toilet available.
Naturism is allowed between the beaches of Groote Keeten and Drooghe Weert (pole 8.4-9.4). More information about naturism can be found at www.nfn.nl
The following emergency services are available: first aid post, orientation post, rescue brigade, swimming surveillance.
There is a bicycle shed.
Callantsoog is a real family seaside resort. The village is beautifully situated in the dunes right by the beach and has a shopping center that is open daily in high season, including Sundays and evenings. There are also a few beach pavilions and the nearby nudist beach is the oldest in the Netherlands. There are several campsites and holiday homes in the immediate vicinity of Callantsoog and Sint Maartenszee, which is located a little further south. The beach is the widest and whitest in the Netherlands.
Callantsoog beach also received the Blue Flag 2007 in 2007.
The Zwanenwater nature reserve is located in the dunes between Callantsoog and Sint Maartenszee. This area is very humid and therefore rich in typical plants such as the reed orchid, water three-leaf and parnassia. Many meadow and marsh birds also come here. The spoonbill even breeds here. For a beautiful view you can climb the Seinpostduin.
(Sea) surfing allowed from the boat beach. Jet skiing not allowed.
Dogs are allowed. From May to September from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM only on a lead.
Horse riding is allowed. From May to September only before 9am and after 7pm.
Naturism: From beach Kiefteglop towards Sint Maartenszee, this is between pole 14.5 and 16.8 (between Callantsoog and St. Maartenszee near the Zwanenwater). There is a beach pavilion at the northern border of the beach. Moderately accessible by bus (bus stop 300m from the parking lot). Parking space t.o. beach Kiefteglop 200m from the road at 1 km from the northern border. More information about naturism? Look at www.nfn.nl
The following emergency services are present: first aid post, rescue brigade pole 13 , swimming surveillance.
There is a bicycle shed.
Petten : The beach to the north of this post-war rebuilt village is a real family beach with all the amenities that go with it. The village is quite large due to the nearby ECN (Energy Research Center of the Netherlands), the largest employer in the region. On the south side of the village the dike starts the Hondsbossche seawall and there is no beach.
This beach also received the Blue Flag 2007.
The Pettemer dunes have wet (freshwater) dune valleys with rare plant species and at least fifty breeding bird species. The ECN site located in the Pettemerduinen is fenced off and therefore offers (rare) gull species a safe breeding area.
Cycling is possible on the sea side of the Hondsbossche seawall.
You can go sea fishing at the dike. (Sea) Surfing is allowed if you report to the rescue team and use a life jacket.
Dogs are only allowed on a leash from May to September until 19:00. In the evening they can let go.
Horseback riding is allowed after 19:00 from May to September. Other period no restrictions.
There is a nudist beach near the Zwanenwater, about a kilometer walk from Petten. More information about naturism can be found at www.nfn.nl
The following emergency services are available: first aid post, rescue brigade.
There is a bicycle shed