The 132-hectare nature reserve's unique biotope comprises mud flats and salt marshes. The tidal energy where the Yser flows into the sea is where fresh water from the Yser mixes with the salty sea to form brackish water. An area of saltings and mud flats featuring specific types of fauna and flora has formed as a result of the rising and falling water. This is an ideal breeding ground for worms, snails, diatoms, shellfish and crustaceans. They, in turn, provide welcome sustenance for the many birds that gather here at low tide to find some food. With a bit of luck, we may see a seal swimming in the estuary looking for food or a resting place.

Meeting point: Car park at the end of the Halvemaanstraat. 
The car park is easy to reach by coastal tram via the stop Schoolstraat. Walk further along the Kustweg to the Halvemaanstraat.

Practical: Supervised visits to the nature reserve only (limited access during the breeding season).

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