Cadzand-Bad was one of the sub-projects of the West Zeelandic Flanders Weak Link. This means that part of the coast was not strong enough to withstand a superstorm. That is why the coast near Cadzand-Bad was reinforced over a length of about 1 kilometre.
In July 2014 the Cadzand-Bad building consortium, consisting of Martens en Van Oord and BAM, received final confirmation of the contract from the client Scheldestromen Water Board to improve coastal safety, construct a marina and restructure the public space.
Under the name CADZAND-Maritiem, the Scheldestromen Water Board, Sluis Municipality and Yacht@Cadzand-Bad B.V. collaborated in the development of this project.
The coast near Cadzand-Bad was reinforced over a length of 1 kilometre. Coastal safety levels were improved, among other things, by widening the dunes and raising the beach with sand. The existing breakwaters were also lengthened, raised and reinforced. The western breakwater was moved westwards. This created more space between the breakwaters.
Construction of marina
Between the two breakwaters, a marina with more than 125 berths
For this the bed was dredged to the right depth and a floating dock was installed.
Upgrading of public space
The public space in Cadzand-Bad was also developed. Various facilities were created, both on the groynes and on the land side and the dunes boulevard. This included the construction of a club building, a bridge, a harbour plateau, various observation points and other recreational/service facilities.
The project was completed in May 2017. The coastal defences are in optimal condition for another 50 years in Cadzand-Bad and water sports enthusiasts have taken up the berths in the marina. We can look back on a fantastic project that we can be proud of.