Beach pole walk Om De West
In 1868 Rijkswaterstaat (Dept. of Waterways and Public Works) placed the first beach poles on the island. The main reason for this was to aid in the timely identification of changes in the coastline. The poles watched over the area, as it were. They now help visitors get their bearings on the beach and assist with research, reporting, emergencies or as markers for appointments. Want to learn even more about them? Then join Harry on this adventure!