In this gorgeous weather and with the summer holidays on our doorstep many of us will be heading to Bloemendaal-aan-Zee or Zandvoort at some point. With so much on offer, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Here’s the low down on some of our fave spots! 1. Ubuntu Stylish and trendy, Ubuntu has an Ibiza feel to it. Enjoy good food with your toes in the sand! Boulevard Paulus Loot 1, Zandvoort www.ubuntubeach.nl 2. Tijn Akersloot A firm favourite with many of us Tijn is open all year round. The food’s good and the atmosphere relaxed. Child-friendly, raucous and gezellig. Boulevard Paulus Loot 1, Zandvoort www.tijnakersloot.nl 3. Hippie Fish Fabulous new venture by the owners of Ubuntu, Hippie Fish checks all the boxes; great styling, amazing menu (very vegetarian friendly!) and wonderful service. Boulevard Paulus Loot 3, Zandvoort www.hippiefish.nl 4. Rapa Nui Busy, colourful and super child-friendly, Rapa Nui has something for everyone. Added benefit is the surf school that operates on their doorstep. Boulevard Barnaart 27, Zandvoort www.rapanui.nl 5. Republiek Classic, well-known for its good food and chill vibes. Zeeweg 94, Bloemendaal aan Zee http://republiekbloemendaal.nl 6. Bernie’s beachclub The great features here are the two freshwater swimming pools and ideal location. It’s a little more expensive than the other neighbours but worth a visit. Boulevard Barnaart 65, Zandvoort www.berniesbeachclub.com 7. Parnassia Easy parking with the dunes on one side and the beach on the other. Parnassia is close to the dog beach so expect a few dogs under their tables. Parnassiaweg 1, Bloemendaal aan Zee www.parnassiaaanzee.nl 8. Vooges Strand Spacious, light and airy and friendly, Vooges offers good food and beach access. (Also, they have baby-changing facilities.) Boulevard Paulus Loot 1A, Zandvoort www. vooges.nl/strand 9. Thalassa Family-run and with a play area for children, this is a great spot to meet up with friends and let the kids run around. Boulevard Barnaart, Strandafgang 18 www.thalassa18.nl 10. Tent 6 For the health-conscious among us Tent 6 is a must. They combine delicious, locally sourced and organic food with a hip beach vibe. Boulevard Paulus Loot, Strandafgang 6 www.tent6.nl If you know of somewhere not on our list - let us know.