Set on the northern tip of Goeree-Overflakkee, Ouddorp is a family-friendly resort set on an 18-kilometre stretch of beach. Rolling dunes separate the town centre from the North Sea and give Ouddorp a wild and rugged feel. Relax on the sandy beach, admire the historic lighthouse and enjoy a scenic cruise on the saltwater lake.
Things to do in Ouddorp
The 18-kilometre-long stretch of sand is the main draw in Ouddorp. Brouwersdam Beach is the most popular and features soft sand backed by grass-covered dunes. Take your pick of water sports, including surfing, windsurfing and kiteboarding.
Westhoofd Lighthouse towers over Ouddorp and is a local landmark. The historic lighthouse was built in 1948 and is instantly recognisable by its red-brick tower and white cap. Westhoofd Lighthouse is set within a nature reserve where you can spot deer, wild horses and European sea eagles. In autumn and winter, Goeree-Overflakkee welcomes a flock of resident flamingos who arrive to hibernate on the island.
Ouddorp is a great base for exploring surrounding sights and attractions, many within a one-hour drive. Visit the charming historic city of Dordrecht, admire the postcard-perfect windmills of Kinderdijk and immerse yourself in the untouched wilderness of Tiengemeten Island.
Lake Grevelingen is separated from the North Sea by a narrow causeway. Rent a boat and dock at one of the islands for a picnic lunch or join a scenic cruise. Watch for seals and porpoises splashing in the water.
Getting around Ouddorp
Ouddorp is located on the northern end of Goeree-Overflakkee, a 45-minute drive from Rotterdam. Bike rentals are a fun and eco-friendly way to get around the resort while rental cars offer the freedom to explore Goeree-Overflakkee at your own pace. Rotterdam The Hague Airport is a 45-minute drive away.