Nederland - Velsen-Noord, Strand Noordpier

Strand Noordpier (Noordpier beach) is located directly north of the Noordzeekanaal (North Sea Canal) and south of Wijk aan Zee. The beach is one of the widest in the Netherlands. The Noordpier - built to prevent the harbour from silting up and to offer ships a safe passage to the North Sea Canal - causes a special wind and waves, making the beach a popular spot for wave, wind and kite surfing.

Officially, the pier and the beach are located in Velsen-Noord, but can only be reached via Wijk aan Zee. That is why many people call it the pier of Wijk aan Zee.

The beach may be beautiful and wide, but what struck me during a visit on a freezing winter's day was the horizon pollution caused by the Tata Steel factory and some wind turbines. This makes it for me also one of the ugliest beaches in the Netherlands.
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Nouchetdu38 said:

Great coast shot!!!!!!
10 days ago

John Cass said:

Beautiful coastal scene, great pov and perspective.
10 days ago ( translate )

Alice said:

Un grand merci pour tout********************
10 days ago

Joe, Son of the Rock said:

A lovely littoral scene, Jaap. The rocks and gulls provide the ideal foreground interest. All the best, Joe
10 days ago

Walter 7.8.1956 said:

Sehr schöne Bilder Jaap!
Es zeigt einmal mehr wie nahe Umweltverschmutzung und Schönheit eng beieinander liegen können.
10 days ago ( translate )

Schussentäler said:

Walter sagt es treffend
10 days ago ( translate )

Percy Schramm said:

Fantastic coastal scene. I like the perspective !
10 days ago

Jean said:

Lovely coastal shot. The natural world is so beautiful. Human contributions vary considerably
10 days ago ( translate )

Madeleine Defawes said:

Superbe image !
Bonne journée. Amitiés
10 days ago ( translate )

Annemarie said:

i lke the colors in the pip

good morning:)
10 days ago

Ulrich John said:

A nice coastline shot, Jaap !
10 days ago ( translate )

HappySnapper said:

I think on a nice warm and sunny day you could forget about your surroundings here Jaap.
Excellent industrial landscape.
10 days ago

Jaap van 't Veen replied to HappySnapper:

I wonder if the residents of a nearby village think the same way ...
10 days ago

Nora Caracci said:

superb wide view !!!
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Stefani Wehner said:

Great shoreline!
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