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 the tide. Even boats with big draughts' and a extra long-size can have a berth at low tide.
Oostende has a marina in the center of town (Mercator) which is excellent for long stays, but it is accessed via a lengthy lock and gets very busy in season. There are two other marinas. The North Sea YC gets very busy.
Observing the traffic signals on the harbour entrance is a must.