There are a number of places to go for a great swim on Texel: the sea or the open-air swimming pool. We have listed the options for you here.
The quality of the seawater on Texel is excellent and swimming is permitted along the entire length of the North Sea beach. There's just one exception: swimming isn't allowed near the lighthouse, between Poles 31 and 33, because of the strong currents there.
Never go more than your hips into the sea. This in connection with currents and sudden depths. For your safety, it is prohibited to enter the sea with air mattresses and the like.
On Texel, beach battles 9, 12, 15, 17, 19, 20, 21, 28 and 33 are guarded from early July to early September. Lifeguards are on duty every day from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The other beach battles are therefore not guarded.
Before you go swimming, read the advice for safe swimming in the sea.
On the outskirts of Den Burg, you will find the Molenkoog open-air swimming pool, which is popular with residents of Texel and with an increasing number of tourists too. At this pool, you can swim in the 25-metre pool, slide off the three-lane slide and play in the playground with its air trampoline and table tennis table. There's a paddling pool for the very smallest members of the family and we are sure that all visitors to the pool will enjoy the swimming pool kiosk and its great terrace. However, what really makes Molenkoog different to other pools is its wonderful, relaxed island atmosphere. Are you participating?
Swimming pool De Krim has a wonderful indoor climate, various spectacular attractions and an outdoor pool with sunbathing area. The swimming pool is located at De Krim Holiday Park in De Cocksdorp. Do you live or stay elsewhere on Texel and would you like to use the swimming pool for a day? You are most welcome in Swimming pool De Krim. Note: pool tickets are only available online.
Texel is one of the finest catamaran venues in the Netherlands, with the ‘Ronde om Texel’ (Round Texel) race in June – the world’s biggest catamaran event.
In summer Texel is bursting with activities. Relax wonderfully in a pavement cafe, or enjoy all the events. Or just take a great trip to the beach!0
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