IJmuiden is home to three beaches, which are perfect for active, dynamic water sports and beach sports.
- Strand Noordpier (Noordpier Beach)
Located north of the North Sea Canal; most easily accessible via Wijk aan Zee. This beach is suitable for active water sports: the location of the North Pier creates a surge that is highly suitable for windsurfing and kite surfing.
- Strand IJmuiden aan Zee (IJmuiden aan Zee beach)
Located near the marina and accessible via the ‘Strand IJmuiden aan Zee’ (‘IJmuiden aan zee’ beach) signs. This beach is suitable for active water sports: the location of the South Pier creates a surge that is highly suitable for windsurfing and kite surfing.
- Strand IJmuiderslag (IJmuiderslag beach)
Situated south of the IJmuiden aan Zee beach and most easily accessible via the ‘IJmuiderslag’ signs. The southern section of this beach is a dog run, and due to its width this section is perfect for kite buggying, beach sailing and all-terrain car racing.