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Belgium - Belgique

Belgium - Belgique

Characteristics

Description

The Belgian coast extends for 36 miles between the French frontier and the Netherlands boundary, the latter situated 6 miles W of the mouth of the Westerschelde. The entire area is fronted by an extensive series of shoal banks, both detached and contiguous to the shore.
The shoals lying on the coastal bank are known as Flanders Banks, which in their entirety also encompass the shoals off the French coast between Calais and the Franco-Belgian boundary.
The coast of Belgium is low and formed of sand dunes near the shore. Except for the conspicuous landmarks situated in the vicinity of the harbors and sea resorts, the coast affords few identifiable features.
Nieuwpoort, Oostende, and Zeebrugge are the main ports situated along the Belgian coast. In addition, the port of Brugge is accessible through a canal which is entered within Zeebrugge.
These main ports can be approached through channels, which lie between the various shoals on Flanders Banks, and by a coastal route which leads from Dunkerque. However, the principal approach is through the channel which leads between Flanders Banks and the other off-lying banks.
5/05/2012
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La côte belge est le nom généralement utilisé pour désigner la partie belge du littoral de la mer du Nord. Elle s'étend sur environ 66 km de long, de La Panne à Knokke-Heist. C'est  une côte très urbanisée, avec beaucoup de grands immeubles à appartements. La côte belge compte 19 stations balnéaires.
On peut également la nommer le « littoral belge », la « côte flamande » ou encore la « Vlaamse Kust » (en néerlandais, la côte flamande).
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Oostende

Royal Yacht Club Ostend, the oldest club of Belgium. The city of Oostende with its 9 km of sandy beaches is the biggest and most popular resort of the Belgian coast; The marina is situated at the end of the harbour and has a direct access to the sea and is always accessible whatever ...
5 May 12

Zeebrugge

Harbor protected by a breakwater.
19 Aug 11

Dunkerque port du Grand Large

Entre le chenal d'accès et la station balnéaire de Malo les Bains, ce port est construit sur le site des anciens chantiers navals. Pavillon Bleu d'Europe depuis 1999, ce port propose 315 postes d'amarrage accessibles par la mer 24h/24, par tous les temps et quelle que soit la ...
6 May 12

Port du bassin du commerce

Port situé en plein coeur de la cité maritime de Jean Bart, en bordure de quai au coeur du patrimoine dunkerquois, avec son musée portuaire, à proximité des commerces et des restaurants gastronomiques. 140 postes d'amarrage à proximité du musée portuaire et du Trois-Mâts ...
2 May 12

Dunkerque bassin de la Marine


Port intérieur situé à proximité immédiate du Pôle Marine (complexe de cinémas, restaurants, boutiques, ...) avec  accès au réseau fluvial via l'écluse de la darse 1.

170 anneaux Services
Capitainerie avec sanitaires (10 douches, 8 WC, laverie).
Station ...
3 May 12

Sémaphore Dunkerque

Histoire
Si on excepte la tour du Leughenaer, c'est au pied du grand phare de Dunkerque que l'on trouve le premier sémaphore (vers 1850), appelé alors : "station électro-sémaphorique".
En 1939, les guetteurs s'installent dans un nouveau sémaphore situé à l'emplacement ...
10 Nov 07

Breskens

Breskens provides for a stop-over for those who are too tired to already overtake the Westerschelde mouth crossing to Vlissingen (Flushing). Port control is accessible on VHF 14 and the harbour is accessible at all tides. Watch out for the wreck located close to the shore West to ...
17 Aug 16

Flushing (Vlissingen)

Michiel de Ruijterhaven in Vlissingen is de perfecte uitvals-basis voor de Zeeuwse en Vlaamse (kust)wateren.
18 Nov 09

Dunkerque Port Ouest

Port Ouest is protected by two angled jetties which form an entrance, 450m wide. It consists of Avant-port, 1 mile long, and Bassin de l’Atlantique, a large tidal basin.
The entrance channel, leading SE into Avant-port from Passe de l’Ouest, is dredged to a depth of 20m. The ...
3 May 12

Sloehaven

Commercial harbour. Main industry is the Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (military ships and cargos).
18 Nov 09

Oostwatering

Une alternative a Veere qui l'été est bien souvent surchargé
25 Jul 14
Local Area

North sea

The North Sea is a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean on the European continental shelf. It connects with the rest of the Atlantic through the Dover Strait and the English Channel in the south and through the Norwegian Sea in the north.
23 Dec 07

NE Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest of the world's oceanic divisions; with a total area of about 106.4 million square kilometres (41.1 million square miles), it covers approximately one-fifth of the Earth's surface.
The Atlantic Ocean has irregular coasts indented by numerous ...
31 Jul 11

Maunsell army forts

The Maunsell sea forts are a group of forts built during World War II. Today, they stand in the Thames estuary and are truly man-made islands that provide refuge for the local birds as well as a navigational guide for ships. Although not all of them still stand, there are plans ...
24 Sep 14

Norwegian Sea

The Norwegian Sea (Norwegian: Norskehavet) is a marginal sea in the North Atlantic Ocean. It is located between the North Sea (i.e. north of Scotland) and the Greenland Sea and adjoins the North Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Barents Sea to the northeast. In the southwest, it ...
7 Jul 11
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