Boulevard de Wielingen


Repositioning along the coast
The need for coastal defence and improvement of public space gave rise to the repositioning of the seaside resort of Cadzand-Bad along the Dutch coast. The development of Cadzand-Bad will shake off the image of a sleepy seaside resort. The redevelopment is also necessary out of economic necessity, aiming for year-round exploitation, thus creating a renewed perspective of this part of the coast.

Maritime balcony, dune boulevard and promenade
OKRA’s plans strengthened the seaside resort’s connection with the sea and the dune atmosphere. By raising the public space behind the dike, a balcony over the sea was created and a new connection with the marina. In the widened dune, a route along the sea with special places to stay was created. The current Boulevard de Wielingen has been transformed into a green boulevard.

Attractive seaside resort
Cadzand Bad has become a seaside resort with allure. The key to success lies in a good connection between the boulevard and its surroundings. With the further development of the town, the dune atmosphere can be felt in the seaside resort, and the experience of the dunes will be of even greater quality than at present.