At the foot of the flood barrier – at its very toes even – is the family beach, Banjaardstrand. Another icon with kilometres of sand, (the North) Sea and space, stretching over to the Veerse Gatdam. For many years one of the cleanest beaches in the whole country, it is typically awarded with the Blue Flag. Well-equipped, it features toilets and showers and wooden boardwalks that enable access for beach handcarts and wheelchairs.