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).
Taking Your Dog to the Beaches of Texel
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”