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We stumbled across Blankenburg by accident while traveling along the tram way up from Ostend. This seaside town is is et along a golden sandy beach witha sprinkling of wooden walkways leading down to the sea. Along the sea front are a good selection of bars and restraunts. to enable the local population to do what Belguims do best, eat and drink. On the sunny Sunday afternoon in September when we were there the promanade was busaling with children with there bikes, mums and dads with push chairs, elderly people with there sticks all just walking along enjoying the sunshine. There were any beach front bar selling waffles with a large helping of chocolate. We stopped and had a lovley glass of wine at one which wasn't over priced as you might expect to find in that type of area. Many of the other shops into the town were closed but did look very intresting. We did find a great little Belguim choclate shop that had to buy a few chocies from, well when in Rome.
Blankenberge is on the Belgian coast it has a beautiful long sandy beach lined with a nice array of cafes, shops and waffle stands, on my first visit to Blankenberge I was amazed at how nice the beach and seafront was. Just in from the coast is the main tourist area which again has lots of shops, everything you would expect from a beach town, selling rock, postcards and gifts to nice clothes shops. Its at night that Blankenberge comes to life, centred around a huge casino. The town centre is crammed full of plenty of bars and restaurants and plenty of hotels. Blankenberge isnt the place to go if you are interested in history or beautiful architecture, this is the place to go if you want the clubs & bars. If you are looking for a venue for a Stag party or hen night that hasnt been done before, Blankenberge is well worth considering.