Beach of Ostend is one of Europe's most beautiful beaches
In Belgium, Ostend is known as the 'Queen of Seaside Resorts'. This title is even more fitting as, according to a survey by the travel magazine Flight Network, the beach in this coastal city is amongst the fifty most beautiful beaches in Europe.
The Canadian online magazine Flight Network selected 400 beaches and asked 1,000 tourism professionals to rate them. The outcome was a ranking of Europe's Top 50 beaches, with Ostend coming in 50th place. The Belgian beach was awarded a score of 7/10 in two categories: 'Sheer Untouched Beauty' and 'Sand and Water Quality'.
According to the survey, Europe's most beautiful beach is Navagio on the Greek island of Zakynthos, followed by Reynisfjara in Iceland and Platja de Formentor in Mallorca.
You can find the full list here.