Albert I Promenade

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Albert I Promenade
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ChrisMcHugo
Death Valley National Park, CA127 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
The Albert Promenade faces the North Sea and was deserted. I think it was built about 1900. It runs from the centre of town west. You can walk down on the beach side either on the promenade or on the wide beach as far as the Thermae Palace hotel.
The hotel bar / restaurant can be entered directly off the promenade and is a great shelter from the wind.
The beach is a great kite flying spot.
Return to town on the tram or walk off the beach and walk back through the town. There are also electric scooters to hire.
Written March 5, 2020
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Bubbles73uk
Weedon Bec, UK771 contributions
Mar 2020
The long, wide, pedestrianised Albert 1 promenade is lovely.

Starting just after the harbour, it runs beside the beach & was my favourite part of Ostend. You can walk all the way to the end of the promenade and back & it really clears your head! It’s also possible to rent bikes or carts and cycle along the promenade.

It can get a bit busy in high season & at holiday weekends, but once you get past the shops and restaurants, its smooth sailing.
Written March 20, 2020
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Nickie
Brussels, Belgium81 contributions
Feb 2015 • Friends
Out of all the towns along the Belgian coast, Ostend is my favourite thanks to its promenade. Starting just after the harbour as Albert I promenade, it runs beside the beach for nearly 2 kilometres becoming Koning Boudewijn promenade halfway along. I love to take the train to the coast at the weekend and walk all the way to the end of the promenade and back. It really clears my head! It’s also possible to rent bikes or carts and cycle along the promenade. It can get a bit busy in high season or at holiday weekends, but once you get past the shops and restaurants, its smooth sailing and you can even cycle all the way to the next town along, Middelkerke.
Written March 21, 2015
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Freddy_the_Traveler
Lede, Belgium105 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Walking along is nice, but the building realy needs restauration or demolition. Dry and durty paint, Beams to support the roof... terrible! And the statue of the king, there is more birdsh*t then paint. Oostend: keep it or remove it!
Written October 21, 2018
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luapan hati
47 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Its dirty place...smely and to many sands everywhere...the wall is dirty too..scare to touch it...sorry...its really borring city
Written February 11, 2020
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Jennifer F
London, United Kingdom29 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
Ostend was a wonderfully popular beach resort 50 or 60 years ago and it still has such a lot to offer — but it's a big secret, apparently. It is full of the most beautiful art deco buildings — including the stunning Grand Post Office, which has been turned into a concert hall with restaurant and bar — but you would never know from looking at websites about Ostend. On Monday nights in July and August, we learned too late, there are horse races at the incredible Wellington race-course. Again, no mention. To celebrate Belgium's national day on July 22, there are firework competitions on the beach in front of the Albert Promenade. We were lucky enough to catch one of the displays — but we found out by accident. British travellers used to be able to travel by ferry from Dover to Ostend but this service no longer exists and so most of the tourists are from Belgium or France. But Ostend is beautiful and honestly, has much to boast about. Just needs a bit of a PR push, that's all!
Written July 23, 2019
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edwinvd101
Ostend, Belgium103 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
A great efort has been made to modernize the promenade. When it is full of tourists trying to walk and enjoy the view, it's a different story. Cyclist fly by. A pedestrian walk, forget it. And then you have the carts for little, big and too big children (and grownups) racing like crazy. Occasionly someone is run over, but what the heck?
Now that most tourists have gone it is somewhat calmer but the cyclist racing and the go-karts driven like mad still spoil what could be an attraction for the locals and the tourists
Written September 7, 2018
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Travel Guide Info
Antwerp Province, Belgium410 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
Excellent promenade! Suitable for all ages. Great views of the ocean. Take a jacket. Could get windy. ☹️
Written June 25, 2017
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Saaluaa
Dubai, United Arab Emirates23 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
Beautiful seaside promenade with view on endless white beach and the refreshing North Sea, very nice sunset and cloud formations.
Written July 20, 2015
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Patricia M
Skegness336 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
Starting from the Marina, opposite the train station, follow the road round past the boat Amandine, past the Zeeheld statue and onto the promenade. There are café-bars and souvenir shops, and a long sandy beach. If not much time, turn off at the Casino and down into Monaco Plein and head back into town, or of course go back the way you came, We have often done this on day trips.
Written May 2, 2015
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