Beach and surfing

Sun, sea, waves and wind make a windsurf lover’s heart beat faster. De Holle Poarte is located directly near the IJsselmeer where the wind will make enthusiastic wind- and kite surfers  skim over the water. But it is also the ideal place for less experienced surfers, due to the knee-deep water that goes on for hundreds of meters into the IJsselmeer. And if the wind should fail, it is an ideal location for supping.

And besides being an ideal surfing location, the beach at Makkum is also a wonderful place when it comes to a day at the beach! During the day you can enjoy the nice weather on the beach while the kids can play in the sand and water. That same evening, take a seat on the boulevard with friends and family to watch the always spectacular sunset! In high season there is also a beach library (unique in the Netherlands!) where you can borrow books and magazines for free during a wonderful day of sunbathing and playing on Makkum beach. And throughout the summer there are various (sports) activities in and around the beach.

We would like to welcome you to our unique piece of Frisian beach!


Dogs are always welcome, on the condition that you keep them on a lead. Dogs are not allowed on the beach from 15 April till 30 September. They are allowed on the boulevard all year round, provided they  are kept on a lead. Next to the campsite is a nature reserve where you can walk your dog.


Makkum is the perfect place to learn how to kitesurf, because the water is just knee-deep for hundreds of meters off the coast.
Kitesurfing is allowed in Makkum from 1 October till 1 May.
From 1 May till 1 October you can kitesurf at nearby Kornwerderzand. 

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