Oostvoorne (Autostrand)

Continent
Europe
Country
Netherlands
Next Big City
Rotterdam
Next Town
Oostvoorne
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
None
Quality:
Dirty
Best Tide:
High tide

During low tide it's quite a long walk to the water, from where you park your car. The water is flat and shallow than. When it gets high tide, the walk isn't that far. The water is perfectly flat, like a mirror, near the cars and a bit further more out it's real choppy. Generally speaking there are no waves. The water is most times perfectly flat cause the beach lays in a U-shape. Besides that you can stand in the water for a couple hundred meters so that makes it excellent for beginners to start and for experts to do their tricks. The water is very dirty. Watch out for seaweed.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
Other
Beach Users:
None

The beach is very huge, so launching is not a problem. With low tide you must walk a few hundred meters to reach the water. At low tide there are some wooden sticks (not many) so watch out a bit. Safe, since there is always shore. At high tide the beach can get small.

Wind

Best Months:
March, April, May, September, October, November
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
No information
Main Direction:
SW, WSW, W, WNW, NW

Can be almost all directions. That is the big advantage of this bay. Mainly Southwest, although in summer sometimes East. Almost all directions are OK but then sometimes you must walk a lot to come back. East, Southeast and South is offshore! Especially Southeast and East are dangerous and this directions are not suitable for kiting.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Go to Rotterdam, then Oostvoorne then follow the signs 'Autostrand'. You are not allowed to park your car at the beach itself. Average walk takes 10-15 minutes. No parking fee.

Extra information

Rules
Zones

In summer there are toilets and you can get some snacks right at the beach. Rescue service is nearby, it will take about 20 minutes for them to arrive. Rules given by the Nederlandse Kitesurf Vereniging, Koninklijke Nederlandse Watersport vereniging and citycounsel of Oostvoorne.

Nightlife

No information