Klein Strand

Varsenareweg 29, Jabbeke, 8490, Belgium

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Ideal for ...

  • Active stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

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, Hot air balloon rides, Tennis, Boat rides.

Things to do on site ...

  • Bike hire
  • Daytime entertainment (high season)
  • Evening entertainment (high season)
  • Fishing
  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Barbecues allowed:: charcoal, gas, electric, barbecue zone
  • Disabled facilities -: good
  • Motorhome service point
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Swimming pool
  • Takeaway
  • Wi-Fi

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Latest arrival time - low: 10:00 PM

Latest arrival time - high: 10:00 PM

Earliest departure time - low: 9:00 AM

Earliest departure time - high: 8:00 AM

Is there a set arrival day? No

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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.

Sites key: Overseas Site

Postcode:
8490
Region:
Belgium
Distance to Calais: (kms)
101
GPS:
Lat 51.18448 / Lon 3.10445
Michelin map no.
716

Transport links

  • Buses go to: Bruges, Ostend
  • Daily public transport within 2 kms
  • Nearest port: Zeebrugge (24 kms)

Winter programme

Here‘s some additional info that you’ll find useful if visiting in the winter months

  • The takeaway is open all year, and it’s just a short walk into the local village with shops, cafes and restaurants.
  • This site may have limited facilities open in low season.

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poor site

we stop at this site for seven days before we returned home on our last stop, we arrived at the site to book in the first thing we seen was we think that there was traveller people on the site as they was a few on the car park as we entered the site and some near by where we had pitched witch made us feel a bit uneasy, The pitchers are headed rowed and have plenty of room on the as that call them special pitchers water and drainage, You have to pay 30.00 euros for a card to get in and out of the gate and you get 5 euros for the showers after you have used the 5 euros you have to top up the card to have a shower, we was there for 7 day me and my wife only had to shower each then card run out, we was not in the shower that long possible 3mins also you had to pay to wash your pots as well, we fond this very bizarre, The toilet seemed clean but at times they seemed untidy at times, people laving toilet paper in the toilets and dirty hand basins, at times it was very noisy people kicking ball around on the site and shouting, to be honest we was glad how had let the site we don't think we would stop at this site any more it would be only for one night stop over if that's to be very disappointed,
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Christmas Treat

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

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Lovely site but with terrible toilet block

We visited here in August 2018. The touring pitches are separated by hedges and most seem to have water adjacent to the pitch. Some of the pitches are tricky to get to. Other than the toilet block, which was small, not very clean and a bit smelly, the site generally was clean and tidy with a play area and toddler splash pool, kids club, bar, take away and amusements, and of course a lake with a beach that had water slides/swimming, an inflatabel assault course (there was a charge for this) and water skiing. We were hoping we could launch our kayak on the lake, but that wasn't possible. It's in a great location for Ostende and Bruges, and close to Zebrugge.

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We stayed here in August 2017 and we were appalled at the state of the site. The toilets were only cleaned once a day, the bins, of which were all over by the main entrance, were over flowing to the point that people were putting the rubbish on the tarmac around them. When it rained the pitches flooded, there was only one dog poo bin which was so overflowing you couldn't get any more bags in it. we had to complain twice about the level of noise where other people were having parties. The shop, which quite frankly was appalling, was on the other side of the road a good 150 yrds away as was the fishing. We didn't eat in the Chinese restaurant as the prices were so high that we couldn't afford to. The whole camp site was graded as 3.5 stars but to be honest it should be a 1 and that's being kind. you seriously need to remove this site from the caravan club site or someone needs to go over unannounced and see for themselves. We will NOT be recommending this site to any one in fact it will be complete reverse and I feel that some sort of compensation should be given.

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Klein Strand

This is not a site for all those who only want hard standing as all the pitches are grass. Whilst being fairly level they are not exactly smooth. Why they describe them as "Special Pitches" I have no idea, possibly to charge more. Basic setup is 1 bollard with 4 EHU points & a tap set in the corner between 4 pitches. Some seasonal pitches seem to have caravans on which appear to have been left to rot. Showers etc are additional cost. The site is split into 2 areas. Tourers 1 side of the road, statics on the other. There is a lake for swimming & water skiing. Restaurant & bar overlooks it. Prices here are expensive! Site grocery shop very poorly laid out & very scruffy. Not somewhere I'd rush to return to in a hurry.
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