Noordwijk has an official dog beach where dogs can run free and swim all year round. The dog beach is 2.5 km long and starts at the end of Koningin Astrid Boulevard (exit 1). Turn left on the beach to the sign ‘Katwijk’ on the northern border of Katwijk beach.
The dune area Hollands Duin offers a lot of variety for walkers. Staatsbosbeheer has set out 8 walking routes that lead through dunes and forest. The marked routes vary from 2 to 4.5 km. Some walks can easily be tied together or combined with a walk on the beach. Dogs are not allowed during the breeding season from March 1 to August 1.
Dogs in the dune area & nature reserves
- The dogs are welcome throughout the nature reserves on a leash;
- In the off-leash area on the south side of the forest, dogs are allowed to run loose all year round, including spring and summer. This off-leash area runs from Northgodreef to strandslag 22.
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- Dogs are very welcome at Landgoed Nieuw Leeuwenhorst, on a leash.
A dog walking route has been set out through the extensive walking area in and around Noordwijk. Especially for dog owners!