Wildcamping in the dunes

Wildcamping in the dunes

After cycling 80 kilometers from the province of Utrecht to the east coast of The Netherlands, I finally arrived. I drive through narrow roads into the dunes. This place is full of people for recreation who walk and cycle. I ‘m surprised because it’s pretty cold here on the coast. Paths are everywhere and I lose my sense of direction in a minute. It is rather difficult to find the beach quickly. It’s already 3:00 pm and the sun goes down at 4:30 pm, I hopefully can set up my tent before it is dark.


After an hour ride through the dunes -which is really a great experience- I arrived at the beach. A quick photo shoot of the sunset. I put my bike locked somewhere and walk with my backpack over the last dune to the beach. The sky is clear with a few clouds and that delivers wonderful pictures.


No suitable pitch, it’s too crowded. There are fences with barbed wire to keep visitors away of the dunes, maybe I should not be doing this…


I’ll take my chances. I find a place where the wire is a little bit loose. It is less crowded here. I work my bag and my bike over the barbed wire. Now or never. No people. Let’s go. Pff… succeeded, let’s hope no one saw me.


Moments later my tent is set up in the dunes with a beautiful view of the beach. I can make dinner in peace now. The sun is still going down…