Great views of the sea! Nieuwpoort might have two piers, but Staketsel is the fave for relaxing and fishing.
For free things to do at the beach, you can’t beat a stroll out on the pier. Soak up that fresh sea air at Nieuwpoort’s pier. Staketsel (aka the Western Pier) is the pier on the right side.
As you walk to the end of the pier, you might think that thing at the end is a mini lighthouse. Niewpoort actually has a foghorn and signal lantern on its piers for all the boats going by. A classic coastal town sight. Plus, from the edge of Staketsel, you’ll see awesome views of the ocean.
Nieuwpoort is known for its fish market and shrimp. Try catching some yourself on the pier. Stakestel is a popular spot for tourists to try out fishing! Bring along a fishing rod and get comfy. Maybe you’ll get lucky. Either way, you get to enjoy the view and sunshine.
Did you know that Staketsel was built in 1865? At 490m long, it’s slightly shorter than its sibling the Eastern Pier that is 545m.