Beaches on Terschelling
One of the many reasons for a visit to Terschelling is of course the beautiful sandy beach! Along the north-western coastline of the island is a broad, flat sandy beach. During the summer months, the various beaches are ideal for sunbathing, swimming or water sport activities. But in the other months as well, it is great to take a walk on the beach and enjoy a nice breeze.
From Résidence Terschelling Wellness Waddenresort, Midsland aan Zee is the nearest beach, located about two kilometres away. You can walk there in less than 20 minutes: a nice walk through the attractive dunes. For a lunch, coffee or a tasty dinner, you can visit the beach pavilion De Branding. From Midsland aan Zee, you can walk in a north-easterly direction, reaching Formerum beach after about one kilometre. Further along, about five kilometres from Midsland, you will find the beach at Hoorn.
Oosterend is the most easterly beach on Terschelling, it borders the beautiful nature reserve Boschplaat. Because of the quiet location, this beach is ideal for spotting birds. Seals also like to come to land here because of the space, which gives them a lot of privacy. You can also find the famous Drenkelingenhuisje on the Oosterend beach. If you need a break during a beach walk, you can find a seat at the unique Heartbreak Hotel, a cosy beach pavilion decorated in the style of the 1950s and 1960s.
In the western part of the island, you will find West aan Zee, also known as Paal 8. At beach pavilion West aan Zee, you can enjoy homemade pastries, fresh juices and delicious smoked fish. In the southwestern part of the island is the Groene beach, named after the beautiful green surroundings in which the beach is located. From this beach, you have a unique view over the Noordsvaarder. Finally, enjoy a good glass of wine or a fine dinner at the beach pavilion De Walvis, while admiring the beautiful view over the ever-changing mudflats.
For the active bathing guest, there are various beach activities on Terschelling. For example, book a ride with a 4-Wheel Drive at our reception, and visit the Drenkelingenhuisje or the Amelandergat. Or take the whole family in the Strandbus for a trip over the North Sea beach and enjoy the panoramic view. You can get more information about the possibilities at our reception.
Tips for beaches
- Beautiful long stretches of sandy beaches
- The nearest beach, Midsland aan Zee, is a 20-minute walk
- Take a beautiful walk on the beach and relax
- Engage in water activities or take a dip in the Wadden Sea
- Visit the famous Drenkelingenhuisje
- Cosy beach pavilions
- Go back in time at the Heartbreak Hotel, attractively decorated in the style of the 1950s and 1960s
- Book various activities at our reception