The Sand Motor is an artificial peninsula made of no less than 21.5 million m3 of sea sand. Under the influence of wind, waves and currents, the beach sand gradually spreads along the coast. This gigantic sandbox thus contributes naturally to our coastal maintenance.
Curious about the Sand Motor? Fancy a nice walk or a dip? The Sand Motor is open to the public. Visitors can enjoy the rugged nature and the ever-changing landscape on and around the Sand Motor.
ResearchFor questions about the research at the Sand Motor, please contact Rijkswaterstaat: +31 (0)800 8002
Beach visitorsFor questions about a visit to the beach, please contact the province of South Holland: +31 (0)70 441 66 22