Rules for the beach in Scheveningen
Published: 25 March 2013 Modified: 25 March 2013
Feel like spending a day at the beach? Scheveningen and Kijkduin are the perfect places to go in all four seasons.
For a day of sunbathing and swimming, enjoying a drink or strolling the boulevard, letting the dog out, surfing or horseback riding. Look no farther than The Hague's beaches of Scheveningen and Kijkduin.
Safety at the beaches
The Municipality of The Hague places a high priority on safety at the beaches. This is the reason they are cleaned up regularly. A beach patrol (Hague Volunteer Rescue Brigade) is on duty from June through September. There is also a lifeguard post for children who have lost their parents.
Scheveningen and Kijkduin have space designated for nude recreation:
- Zwarte Pad (between access point 96, 5 and 98), Noorderstrand Scheveningen, between the Zwarte Pad and Meijendelse Slag
- Westduinpark (between access point 104 and 105)
- Zuiderstrand Scheveningen, Laan van Poot entrance
- Kijkduin (as of access point 108 in the direction of Monster), Kijkerduin entrance
Some beaches have beach restaurants and sanitary facilities available. Some restaurants require clothing.
Dogs on the beach
Would you like to take your dog to the beach? No problem, but first read up on all the rules for dogs on the beach.
Horses on the beach
You can go horseback riding on the beach the whole day long from 15 September to 15 May. Outside of the summer season there are too many people on the beach. Horseback riding is allowed on the Noorderstrand (Scheveningen) and Zuiderstrand only between 19.00 and 7.00 hrs.
At the Biesieklette facilities in Kijkduin (Deltaplein) and Scheveningen (by the Carlton Beach Hotel) you can rent a recreational wheelchair for the beach. For more information, call Biesieklette on tel. (070) 394 22 11.
Map of beaches
The downloadable map below provides an overview of the nude beaches and the beaches where you can do water sports.
Map of beaches (PDF, 3402 kB)
In principle, you are allowed to barbecue everywhere as long as you do not cause a nuisance or pose a danger. You may also barbecue on the Noorderstrand. Signs are posted clearly indicating the areas where barbecuing is prohibited. Many beach pavilions have their own grilling equipment.