Beach acces


Opening hours

From May 11th, the swimming area is open on weekdays from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM and on weekends from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
From June 24th to August 31st, this is daily from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Swimming is only permitted when the green flag is raised.
Outside of these hours, the beach and sunbathing area are freely accessible, but swimming is prohibited.


Free open water swimming takes place only in June, July, August, and September on Thursdays from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
There are 2 lifeguards on duty, and reservations are not required. In exceptional weather conditions such as thunderstorms, the event may be canceled.


Ghent resident, under 12, or student in Ghent?
Admission is free, no reservation required.
Make sure to bring your ID card (from age 12).
Not from Ghent and over 12?
Reserve your ticket for 1 euro until 9:00 AM on the day itself.
From 9:00 AM, the price is 5 euros, available online or on-site.

Reserve your tickets here.


Sport and Recreation Park Blaarmeersen is easily accessible by public transport.
Regular buses operate from both Gent-Sint-Pieters station and Gent Dampoort station.
Plan your bus route here.


Paid parking (7 euros) is available at one of the parking lots.

Want to know more?

Check out our frequently asked questions.