Rules for the beach

The beaches of The Hague are well-known throughout the Netherlands and in neighbouring countries. Each year millions of people visit the city's beaches.

Scheveningen beach (photo: Martijn Beekman)
Scheveningen beach (photo: Martijn Beekman)

For a day of sunbathing and swimming, enjoying a drink or strolling the boulevard. But also for letting your dog frolic, for surfing or for 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 regularly cleaned. 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.

Nude beaches

Scheveningen and Kijkduin have space designated for nude recreation:

  • Zwarte Pad (pole 96.5 - 98), Noorderstrand Scheveningen, between the Zwarte Pad and Meijendelseslag
  • Westduinpark (between pole 104 and 105)
  • Zuiderstrand Scheveningen, Laan van Poot access point
  • Kijkduin (as of pole 108 in the direction of Monster), Kijkerduin access point

Some beaches have beach restaurants and sanitary facilities available. Some restaurants require clothing.

Dogs and horses on the beach

Would you like to visit the beach with your dog or horse? No problem. But first read up on all the rules.

Wheelchair accessibility

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, visit the website of Biesieklette or call Biesieklette on tel. (070) 394 22 11. Also see Getting to The Hague's beaches.


Camping and sleeping on the beach at night is not permitted. Read more on the page Overnachten met tent of camper? Alleen op de camping.

Also see: Barbecuing rules in The Hague

Published: 25 March 2013Modified: 28 July 2022