Strandvlaktes en duinvalleien De Geul

De Geul is a valley located between two rows of dunes in the south-west of the island. It is part of the Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel. De Geul is definitely a must for bird lovers, as this bird-rich area is home to one of Texel's 3 spoonbill colonies.

From beach to dunes

De Geul was once a beach. This changed when in 1910 a sandbank , the Onrust, joined our island. Wind and sand created a row of dunes. Later, artificial rows of dunes were installed to seal off the area from the sea and the Mokbaai.

Animals and plants

The spoonbill colony can be found in the Geulplas. To spot these birds, it is best to go to the lookout point near the Mokbaai. The Geul is also a breeding ground for seagulls. Many plant species are also found here, such as moon fern, smooth pigweed and sea buckthorn.


There are several hiking trails marked by colour in the Geul, but you can also join the forest ranger if that is more comfortable for you. If you are with your dog, it is important to keep it on a leash. The Geul is not accessible for wheelchair users, but the viewpoints around it are. For example, there is a viewpoint at the Mokbaai and at the Horsmeertjes.

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