Oosterschelde National Park - Serooskerke
This special National Park consists of about a quarter of land and most of the Oosterschelde. It is located between the dykes of Schouwen-Duiveland, Tholen, Sint Philipsland, Noord-Beveland, Zuid-Beveland and the dams of the Delta Works. Between the dykes and the Oosterschelde you will find karre fields, inlagen, outer dike salt marshes, mud flats and creek areas that provide an ideal breeding, resting and wintering area for 300 different species of birds that migrate via the west coast of Europe, from eastern Canada and Siberia to southern Africa.
The construction of the Eastern Scheldt barrier, the tides and the fact that 800 billion litres of salt water flow in and out of the area twice daily has created a unique ecosystem with fascinating flora and fauna. Here you can see porpoises and seals, crabs, lobsters, shellfish, sea anemones and cuttlefish. Thus, it forms a paradise for sport divers.
In a few places in the Eastern Scheldt, under the right conditions, you can still find remnants or traces of the drowned villages in this area. Such as the wall of Lodijke castle or the town of Reimerswaal.
A special feature of this park is that you can gather your own food: mussels, glasswort, oysters and sea lavender are abundant. There are rules for this and sometimes you need a permit. Check the website for more information.
Oosterschelde National Park
4675 RB Serooskerke
|Open 24 hours
From sunrise to sunset, most of the park is freely accessible. During the bird nesting season, certain parts are not accessible.