Natural environment


At Scharendijke you will find a cozy beach without facilities. You can take a dip here and put down your towel to relax. There's a good chance you'll meet many locals here. Would you prefer a wide sandy beach with facilities and beach pavilions? Then go to the beaches on the Brouwersdam. These beaches are a hotspot for water sports enthusiasts and sun worshippers. Dogs are only allowed on a leash on the beach between May 1 and October 1 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Outside these times they are allowed to run free.

Would you like to enjoy a beautiful view over the Grevelingenmeer? If you walk along the dike in Scharendijke you will come across the 'hidden' viewpoint Het Koepeltje. This was originally a sheltered lookout post, which was used during the First World War. And; Behind Het Koepeltje you will find a small beach with a lawn and a water playground in the Grevelingenmeer.

Discover all beaches via: or download the beach app in the Google Play and App store, search for: 'Strand Schouwen-Duiveland'.

The Brouwersdam

Scharendijke is located next to the Brouwersdam. The Brouwersdam is one of the hotspots of Zeeland. The 6.5 kilometer long dam is the connection between the islands of Goeree-Overflakkee and Schouwen-Duiveland. With the Grevelingen on one side and the North Sea on the other, the Brouwersdam is ideal for water sports and relaxation.

The North Sea side is an attraction for kite surfers. Windsurfers also often visit the Grevelingenmeer: ​​the largest saltwater lake in Europe.

It offers all kinds of endless possibilities for water sports. From surfing with the wind in your hair, diving, SUPing, canoeing or sailing until the sun goes down.

You will also find the Waterjump on the Brouwersdam. The name says it all, you jump into the water. But from an eight meter high and 25 meter long slope! Many kite surfers eagerly use this ramp. But everyone can try it. You can also just get off the ramp 'like this' or with a mat.

Are you not much of a water sports enthusiast, but do you want to be active outside? Rent the equipment you need from one of the event organizations and use the three beach sports fields with permanent nets. Another fun activity on the beach is blokarting. This also allows you to play with the elements of nature but stay dry!

Natural areas

There are several nature reserves around the Brouwersdam. Discover the De Punt nature reserve during a walk or bike ride. Enjoy the view from the observation hut in the forest. Or enjoy the sun, sea and beach on the banks of De Punt. You can also take beautiful walks from the Kabbelaarsbank nature reserve. Enjoy the views over the Grevelingen and the many birds that live there. The area around Goeree-Overflakkee in particular is known for the many mudflats that are home to special flora and fauna.