On the beach road there is a small basketball field.
So if you want to throw a ball, go ahead.
This reminded me a bit on the beach of Venice, L.A. where you have Muscle beach, and where there is also a basketball field, where local boys throw balls.
Equipment: a basketball
Of course this is a great place to do some hiking.
There are several walking trails, they are all marked with colours, some go through the dunes, and others show you the heritage and show you the history of architecture of this coast village.
Of course you also decide to walk along the beach and enjoy the sea, the wind . . .
Equipment: a good pair of shoes
Every one who has a bicycle (mountain bike or race bike), knows that sand and salt water aren't a bikes best friend.
So therefore if you want to go biking on the beach, do not do this with your own (expensive) bike, no just rent a bike in a local rent shop.
There are plenty of shops along the beach promenade who rent mountain bikes for several hours or for a day.
Equipment: a mountain bike (a rented one)
This is a great area to do some mountain biking. you can try to beat the strong wind while you are mountain biking on the beach, or you can try to climb the dunes.
There are also several cycling routes wich are signposted. Most of them are on the road, so not really off-road. For these routes you can get all information at the local tourist office.
Equipment: a mountain bike
a last check, okee everything is checked
a small push, and then the driver jumps in his car and off he is, . . . oh men, what a speed
It must give a great kick to fly over the sand, along the edges of the waves.
a great sport to do, but also to look at.
Equipment: sailing car
It looks very spectacularly, this sand yachting.
And even looking at it is exciting.
You can also see the drivers prepare their sailing cars before they start riding; they fix the ropes, fix the sail, check all the safety equipment, brakes, etc . . .
There is plenty of place over here on the wide beach of De Panne.
Of course it isn't always easy to control your kite, as there can be a very strong wind.
In De Panne the beach is very wide, so there is plenty of space to drive at very high speed over the sand.
Equipment: a kind of sailing car