The surroundings

Discover the region

Relaxing in the open air. Or being more physically active, tasting the culture and the typical flavours of the region. Ara Dune Hotel, with its unique location, offers access to both the pearls of the Westhoek and surprising destinations just across the French border

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Dune reserve De Westhoek

The start of the border path is less than 20 metres from the hotel, a special hiking trail on the French-Belgian border that leads directly to the sea. The border path is connected to the walking route of the Westhoek Reserve. Nature in its most pristine form. Stand eye to eye with an ancient cattle breed, admire wild orchids and watch horses graze on the dune plain.

Hiking plan

Lively seaside resorts

Follow the route of the coastal tram and get to know beautiful seaside resorts such as De Panne, Koksijde, Nieuwpoort, Westende, Blankenbergen to Knokke. From the hotel, you can also easily reach the coastline of France on foot, by bicycle or by car.

Colourful beach huts

Malo-les-Bains, located on the territory of Dunkirk, is an authentic seaside resort with colourful beach houses and beautiful monumental buildings. The beach and the surrounding neighbourhoods are ideal for a relaxing walk.

Cycling in French Flanders

The voie verte cycle route is the ideal way to explore our region. The route starts at the Belgian-French border, at Le Perroquet campsite in Bray-Dunes, 20 metres from the Ara Dune Hotel. From the starting point, you cycle via Zuydcoote to Leffrinckoucke, where you ride directly to the beach and follow the promenade.