Practical info

PRACTICAL INFO ENECO CLEAN BEACH CUP 2023

Join us on Sunday 24th of March between 1pm and 6pm at one of the 18 participating locations on the Belgian and Dutch coast! Can we rely on your helping hands to clean our beaches? Let's work together!

Choose your location and sign up!

We have 18 participating surf and beach clubs this year, 17 in Belgium and 1 in the Netherlands. In both countries there's a main location, our central hub. There we'll provide lots of extra action, animation and fun!

- Main location Belgium: Surfclub Windekind in Koksijde-Oostduinkerke

Not sure where you want to join us? You can find all participating surf and beach clubs on our Locations page.
Participating is entirely free and ensures that at the location of your choice there will be a cleanup kit ready for you on Sunday 24th of March.

PARTICIPATE

The ECBC cleanup kit

If you help us clean up, we provide everything you need to do so smoothly! 

Here's what's included in this cleanup kit:

- a grabber
- gloves
- a bucket or Renewi waste bag
- the distinctive fluorescent red jacket 

Of course, if you have your own cleanup equipment, you may use it too, as cleanup kits are only available while stocks last. We ask you to return the grabbers and buckets after cleaning up. That way we can reuse them at subsequent Eneco Clean Beach Cup events.

We will distribute the cleanup kits per location based on the number of participants. So be sure to participate for free, so you are guaranteed a cleanup kit!

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Programme at main locations

Our main locations, O'Neill Beachclub and Surf's Cool/TrashUre Hunt, are the central locations of our beach cleanup this year. At both locations, you will find the XL bins where all the collected waste will be dropped off before going with Renewi to be sorted and recycled. We also provide a well filled programme:

Programme Blankenberge - O'Neill Beachclub

  • ECBC 2023 Kick-off with Tiany Kiriloff and mayor of Blankenberge Björn Prasse
  • Studio Brussel goes live on air on Blankenberge beach
  • The Education Dome with Ecover talks, a Sea Life tutorial, lots of educational workshops, Professor Dr Jan Seys, a conversation with our ambassador Sam Carton and her experience as a G-surfer and so much more!
  • Ecological storytelling theatre on the beach
    Green poetry and organic fable. A show about litter, green electricity and ecological footprints in a cabaret jacket. Great for young and old!
  • Kids' entertainment in the Eneco Kids Zone. Will you go home with a crazy haircut made of clean waste again?
  • Continuous beach games
  • Free Billy, the cutest little seal
    After several months of care at SEA LiFE, Billy the seal, who washed ashore weakened, is ready to brave the sea on his own again. On Sunday 26th of March, we'll let him enjoy the great outdoors again.
  • Activations from a few partners:
    • Sunweb Treasure hunt
      Sunweb and WePlog have a fun surprise in store for all participants. At all participating locations, 5 Sunweb vouchers are hidden which you can find by using the WePlog app. A real treasure hunt! Download the app in advance and join the Eneco Clean Beach Cup community.
    • Hyundai
      Win a test drive with the IONIQ 5 and claim a sustainable recycled gadget.
    • Ecover
      If you manage to collect a certain amount of waste, Ecover provides a nice reward. They provide bottles of sustainable concentrated detergent that will last for a year, just for the most enthusiastic cleaners!
    • Mount Gay
      Savour the most delicious cocktail on the beach after your cleanup action!
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How to reach the main locations easily?

Main location Scheveningen 

Surfclub Surf's Cool is based at De Pier in Scheveningen. There is plenty of parking near De Pier, but obviously try to carpool as much as possible. Or even better: take public transport. De Pier is easy to reach by train, tram and/or bus.

  • You take public transport:

From the station Den Haag Centraal, travel on by tram line 9 to the Kurhaus stop. From Laan van NOI station take bus 23 and get off at the Kurhaus stop. From the Kurhaus stop it's a 5-minute walk to De Pier.

  • You do travel by car:

From Amsterdam (via A4), Rotterdam (via A13) and Utrecht (via A12), drive until junction Clausplein A12 towards Voorburg. Continue until the end of the A12. Turn right here onto Benoordenhoutseweg and after 800 metres take the first left at the traffic lights onto Van Alkemadelaan. This avenue merges into Zwolsestraat. To park, turn right at the traffic lights at the TINQ petrol station and enter Parking Strand, located on Zwolsestraat. Then drive underground as far as possible to park as close to De Pier as possible. There you can take the stairs or the elevator to the surface. You will walk about 5 - 10 minutes to De Pier.

Main location Blankenberge – O’Neill Beachclub

The main location in Belgium this year is Blankenberge. Our operating base is the O'Neill Beachclub. By public transport, get off at the Blankenberge Pier stop or the Sealife stop. Both are about 50 metres from O'Neill Beachclub. There is plenty of parking 100 metres from the club.

  • You take public transport:

From Blankenberge Station, take the Coastal Tram and get off at the Blankenberge Pier stop. You can also walk from Blankenberge Station to O'Neill Beachclub, which is about a 15-minute walk.

  • You do travel by car:

You take the E40 highway towards Ostend and take exit 8 (Brugge/Zeebrugge). You then take the N31 (towards Blankenberge) and N371 to Blankenberge. When parking in Blankenberge, be careful because many streets are blue zones, where you can only park for a limited time and have to use your parking disc. You can pay to park in Parking Indigo, then walk 15 minutes to O'Neill Beachclub.

Use this this map to see where you can and cannot park on the street in Blankenberge and the price per zone.