The Dutch South-West Delta stands out for its wide, clean and sustainable coastal area with white sandy beaches, untouched dune areas, clean swimming water, historic villages and outstanding nature. Enthusiasts can even dive in, take a swim and explore the rich underwater wildlife at Grevelingen and Oosterschelde marinas. The Dutch South-West Delta contains from North to South: Westvoorne and the islands of Goeree-Overflakkee and Schouwen-Duiveland. Perfect for families, kiters, nature lovers, cyclists, hikers and lovers of watersports, the area has it all.
Dutch QualityCoast Delta is QualityCoast certified, a program run by the Coastal & Marine Union, aiming to establish a worldwide network of coastal communities that share similar values on sustainable development, nature and biodiversity, cultural heritage and identity, social responsibility and high-quality tourism. The Dutch South-West Delta has achieved the QualityCoast Platinum Award. You can find the Blue Flag flies in many marinas and beaches, marking beautiful nature, clean and safe water for swimming, good sanitation and a healthy environment.
The local municipalities give special attention and invest in sustainable practices, resulting in great improvements on different levels, such as communities, tourism, green policies, and nature information and education. The destinations are also striving to have completely self-sufficient energy by 2040. More, the Best of Nature bicycle track has been developed in 2019, running past the dunes, beaches and natural areas.