Not simly a beach, but a complete seaside resort right in the heart of Brussels on the edge of the canal, Brussels Beach, or Bruxelles Les Bains, offers half a mile (1km) of fine sand, coconut palms and waterfalls, and plenty of sport, relaxation and cultural activities. Sports like beach volleyball, pétanque and ultimate frisbee are available, or for the less actively inclined a Thai pagoda houses several professional masseurs for complete relaxation. Two stages provide entertainment in the form of live music, DJs and shows, and food stalls and beach bars afford the chance to savour flavours from around the world. Children both grown up and of the adult variety are well catered for with activities and entertainment that includes sandcastles, clowns and water games.

Venue: Bassin Béco, Port de Bruxelles; Date: August 2009 TBC; Time: 11am to 10pm (except Mondays); Website:

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