Varsenareweg 29, Jabbeke, 8490, BelgiumView on map
Why stay here ...
Close to the port of Zeebrugge, Klein Strand is ideally situated for stopovers or short breaks to Bruges, Gent and Ostend. Laid out in two parts, it has a lakeside location that offers access to a beach with a swimming area, water slides and boating. The other half of this large site features touring pitches on level grass that are separated by hedges. The site is well-serviced by a reception building, restaurants, supermarket and amenties. It has a nicely renewed wash facilitiy.
Bruges is a delight to visit, with its cobbled streets, canals and relaxed cafés. Those with a sweet tooth won’t be able to resist the handmade chocolate shops scattered throughout the city. Transport enthusiasts will enjoy a day trip on the Coast Tram (Kusttram) a tramline running along the Belgian coast between De Panne and Knokke-Heist.
Around & About
Bruges, Ghent, Brussels, Antwerp, WW1 battle fields, Walking trails, Cycle routes, Chocolate museums.
Is there a set arrival day? No
6 miles west of Bruges. Coming from the west on the A18/E40. Join the A10 in the direction of Bruges. Leave the A10 at junction 6 sign posted Jabbeke and then follow signs for 6B (Jabbeke). At roundabout take the 2nd exit (Gistelsteenweg N367) into industrial estate and follow campsite signs - taking 1st right then 1st left then 1st right, go pass the sports field and the site will be on the left hand side.
- Distance to Calais: (kms)
- Lat 51.18448 / Lon 3.10445
- Michelin map no.
- Buses go to: Bruges, Ostend
- Daily public transport within 2 kms
- Nearest port: Zeebrugge (24 kms)
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We booked this stay as a post-Christmas / pre-New Year treat and the location did not disappoint. We took the overnight PO ferry from Hull to Zebrugge (highly recommend this route for this site) and were at the site within an hour of landing in Belgium. Very convenient, the site is within walking distance of the small (but lovely town) of Jabekke. We found a fabulous artisan breadshop but if you ask the site owners you can also walk to supermarkets. The site was extremely quiet at this time of year but with lots of space and good sized pitches. Just what we needed (peace and quiet). We arrived on Friday 28th of December and spent the day exploring the town/ local area - the evening was spruced up after we took an evening stroll and found people heading into what we thought was an industrial area (straight across from the first site entrance - the site has two areas to it). We subsequently found out this was a leisure area with a lake and library and everyone had been heading to a 'hygge' party - ice-skating / bar / food / huge coca cola lorry all lit up and playing music with Santa Claus in the back giving presents to children. Absolutely fantastic atmosphere. We were lucky that the local buses were free into Brugge from a couple of weekends before Christmas until the second weekend of the New Year, so we took advantage of that. If you want to visit Brugge and Gent then this is the MOST PERFECT site to do it. Catch the bus (53 or 52) from infront of the town Church and head straight to Brugge town centre. We decided to go to Gent on the Saturday and Brugge on the Sunday (because the buses ran later on Saturday so we were able to spend longer in Gent and not worry about rushing to travel back). So simple. Stay on the bus when it arrives in Brugge and the second stop will take you straight to the station (2 minutes away). We got a train to Gent (return cost about 7Euros each) and it takes about 30 minutes. Again, so simple, the first stop is Gent St Peters - so get out there. Quite a walk to the old town but you could take a tram if you prefer - I do not have those details as we walked (straight ahead and bear left around the building / keep walking - you will find Gent). Such a lovely weekend and about an hour back to the Eurotunnel. Simple / peaceful / helpful staff but not intrusive. Loved it. Just be aware that you get a 'hot water card' that you slot on showers to make them work. This is in Euros (not minutes) and we had 5 Euros on our card (you pay 30 Euros deposit and get 25 back for the card, plus any remaining 'hot water euros'. We got 27 Euros back and both had showers each day. Not expensive. Plus, we only paid about £60 for the site over this break. Bargain and well worth it for the convenience of accessing two city breaks. It is also worth noting that Brugge is more expensive than Gent, so we ate at a restaurant in Gent and ate 'street food in Brugge - Bratwurst, beer and a freshly made waffel. Fabulous