Spend some time on Texel in the summer and you are guaranteed days full of sun, sea and sandy beaches. But don't forget that Texel also has wonderful nature areas certainly worth exploring in summer. There is plenty to do and plenty to experience during this season on the largest of the Wadden islands. From swinging music festivals to educational excursions about the local fishing industry. We'd be happy to tell you more about summer on Texel.
The beach and the sea are of course not to be missed. Did you know that Texel has 30 kilometres of beach and more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in the Netherlands? You'll find many welcoming beach pavilions with fabulous food for a meal or snack. You can also enjoy sitting on the beach with a good book. Or teaming up to build the most beautiful sand castle. Or taking time to go on a wonderful walk along the beach. For those looking for more excitement in and around the water, the possibilities are endless. Challenge yourself and brave the waves on a surfboard, SUP board (Stand Up Paddleboard) or catamaran. A really exceptional activity is eFoiling, where you fly above the water's surface on an electric hydrofoil surfboard.
Texel has an extensive network of cycling and walking paths. These lovely routes guide you through Texel's wonderful natural beauty. For exploring Texel on a bicycle, you can cycle the "Tour de Texel". This route leads you past all the best sights and gives you unmissable tips. Didn't bring a bike with you? No problem. It's easy to rent a bicycle. You an also hike and cycle on the coast at De Slufter in Duinen National Park. In this amazing nature area you might imagine you are in France. Only the colourful purple fields aren't really lavender but flowering sea asters. For those who love walking, the time on Texel will be too short. Put on your hiking boots and visit one of the nature areas that adorn the island.
Texel comes alive in the summer with exciting activities. Take a trip with a shrimp boat and enjoy the catch. Always wanted to walk the mudflats during low tide? Then this is your chance. With your face in the sun and your feet in the silt. Or take a trip to see the seals and learn all about their natural habitat. But there's a lot more to do on Texel in the summer. You'll find scores of events during this season. Like the music festivals WAVES, SomPop, SunBeats, Sunny Side Up and Tropical Sea Festival. There are also a number of sports events, such as Speedweekend and Ronde om Texel. Or discover more about fishing and fishermen during HavenVisstijn.
Location of the park on Texel
We have the perfect accommodation to suit every visitor. Pack up your tent, caravan or camper and stay at one of the spacious camping pitches. Or experience real glamping in an furnished tent. Would you like to have access to all amenities? Then book a chalet, hotel chalet, bungalow, apartment or hotel room. And if you want full luxury, choose a (family) villa, a wellness villa or a villa with its own pool.