Nature in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen
Mother Nature was generous to Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. At the furthest eastern border of the region, along the Westerschelde estuary you’ll find the Drowned Land of Saefthinge, the largest, continuous wetland area in Western Europe. This cross-border national nature reserve with its mud flats, salt marshes and old polders comes highly recommend by the World Wildlife Fund.
We also have Het Zwin Nature Reserve in the far west. This cross-border nature reserve consists of salt marshes and dunes. More than 100 different breeds of bird brood here and in the summer months, the sea lavender turns the plains into sea of beautiful lilac flowers.
Zeeuws-Vlaanderen is a bird spotter´s paradise with numerous bird sanctuaries and a bird counting post not far from the lighthouse in Breskens. Migratory birds on the way back from Africa and on route to the far north generally rest here and then flock across the Westerschelde estuary. It´s an amazing opportunity for observing a wide variety of bird species..