In all, Texel has no less than 30 kilometres of sandy beaches. But which is the fairest of them all? The beach at Pole 19 near the vibrant seaside resort De Koog? The quiet beaches at Pole 9 and Pole 12 near Den Hoorn? Or the beach at Pole 17 with lots of water sport activities Come and enjoy Texel and decide for yourself which beach is the fairest of them all!
The most popular beach of Texel is the beautiful sandy beach near De Koog. When the weather is good, the place becomes pleasantly busy. Which is not for nothing. You can enjoy stunning views and the cosy, island feel.
Do you prefer quiet beaches? Then you should visit the vast, broad beaches De Hors in the south of Texel, or go to the untouched beaches starting from Pole 22 in the direction of de Muy and de Slufter. In this area, there are no lifeguards, parking lots or beach pavilions. Here, you are alone with nature.
The beach at Pole 17 is the most famous beach of Texel. There is lots of water sports and events all year round.
At Pole 33, you will find the northernmost beach of the island. Here, you can look across to Vlieland, see the pier with the boat to Vlieland and take in the idyllic beach houses. The beach is different from anywhere else on Texel, as it lies between the North Sea and the Wadden Sea. The big beach at Pole 31, with the lighthouse in the background, is popular for flying a kite, blokarting, kitebuggy and so forth. Swimming is prohibited due to the strong currents. On Texel, you will find two nudist beaches: One near Den Hoorn (between beach poles 10.13 and 8.00) and one near De Cocksdorp (between beach poles 26.4 and 27.45).
Your dog is allowed to run free on many of the beaches of Texel. On beach areas with a lifeguard and on the nudist beaches at Den Hoorn and De Cocksdorp, dogs must be on a lead. To the south of pole 8 and between beach poles 12 and 21, dogs must be kept on leads from 1 March to 1 September. VVV Texel has developed a practical flyer “Discovering Texel with your dog”
What makes a beach beautiful in your eyes depends, of course, on what you are looking for at the beach: peace and quiet or activity. But there is one thing that most people agree on when it comes to awarding a most-beautiful-beach predicate: it must be clean. On Texel, we do a lot to ensure our beaches stay clean. Bathers are stimulated to clean up their rubbish. Texel supports the project MyBeach from . There are five MyBeach zones along the Texel beaches, which are recognisable by information boards, beach flags, rubbish bins and MyBeach rubbish bags. Beach goers also clean up anything that gets washed up by sea. This is how we, together, ensure the most beautiful beaches on Texel.
The most beautiful beaches on Texel are subject to the ebb and flow of the tide. It is always a good idea, therefore, before you spread out your towel, to check whether the tide is low or high. And when it will turn. That way, you won’t go home with a wet towel.
Many of the beaches of Texel have life guards during the summer. The life guards are fully trained and ensure that you can swim safely in the marked areas. Pay close attention to the flags! What do the colours of the flags mean?
- Red flag: forbidden to go into the sea
- Yellow flag: dangerous to swim
- White flag: a child has been lost or found
The life-guard posts are opened starting from the first week of July until the first week of September, between 9 am and 6 pm.
Location of the park on Texel
The most stunning accommodations are very close the most beautiful beaches of Texel. At De Krim Texel, you can choose from various parks and accommodations, spread throughout the island, and always near the beach. So you can always choose to stay near the beach that you think is the fairest of them all.