Besides the orientation function, these orientation poles give further useful information.
The information board gives you the hours of the presence of the Rescue Service, explanation of the most used symbols on the Flemish beaches, and explanation on the different colours of the flags (green, red, yellow) used at the beach.
Sometimes kids get lost when they are playing the beach, and then it is a big tragedy for them if they can’t find the way back to mammy and/or daddy.
That is why they planted several orientation poles on the beach. All the kid needs to do is trying to remember near which orientation pole his mom and dad are, like this he (or she) can easily return.
On the picture you see an orientation pole with a ship.