Zwarte Polder is a 3.1 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Nieuwvliet, Zeeland, Netherlands that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.1 km Elevation Gain: 18 m Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching


partially paved


A dyke breach caused the Zwarte Polder to 'drown' in 1802. Today, the sea still flows in and out of the Zwarte Polder aka the Drowned Black Polder. This varied area, with beach, dune and thickets, is a habitat for many bird and plant species. The area is grazed all year round with a herd of heather sheep from Drenthe. Together with the rabbits, they keep the grass in check so that less competitive species can find a place. Sheep walk in the area, also on the hiking route. Leave them alone and do not pet or feed the animals. Dogs are only welcome on a lead. Part of this trail is a boardwalk to the beach.

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