Goeree-Overflakkee is a green and expansive island with beautiful views. Scattered throughout the island, you will find various beautiful nature reserves, wide sandy beaches, a beautiful dune landscape and characteristic polder landscapes. The influence of fresh and saltwater and ebb and flow, have a great influence on life and nature on Goeree-Overflakkee. Nature is dynamic and unique. If you go exploring, you'll soon discover how versatile it is. Whether you like walking, cycling, birdwatching or want to enjoy nature, come to Goeree-Overflakkee and be surprised.
In March, Goeree-Overflakkee, together with Westvoorne, Schouwen-Duiveland and Veere, was declared the world's best sustainable nature destination.Nature and the coast are beautiful here. This coastal rich area, only 30 minutes from Rotterdam, is characterised by exceptional and unspoiled nature. Near major cities such as Rotterdam, Breda and Antwerp you will find a green oasis where you can relax. The area has a rich flora and fauna. Goeree-Overflakkee has various nature reserves such as the Slikken (mudflats) van Flakkee, the Kwade Hoek, Scheelhoek and the Hellgatsplaten. You can spot seals, porpoises, deer, beavers, wild fjord horses, flamingos, terns, European sea eagles and other rare birds. The unspoiled wide North Sea beaches and marinas on the Haringvliet and Grevelingen are known for their exceptionally clean bathing water and high-quality facilities.
Goeree-Overflakkee has a variety of nature reserves, mudflats, wetlands and dune landscapes. In addition to a lot of greenery, nature and sustainability, the area also offers a lot of fun in the authentic villages and marinas. You'll find a wide range of catering and accommodation options throughout the island for every budget. Whether you want to spend the night near the coast, in one of the cosy villages or close to nature, there is something for everyone. Two films were used to illustrate why Goeree-Overflakkee is part of this most sustainable nature destination worldwide. Both films can be found on the YouTube channel of Eilandmarketing Goeree-Overflakkee.