Sunday, August 30, 2015

Day 18 continued: Scheveningen Beach

The famous beach at Scheveningen is densely lined with brazenly competitive restaurants, backed by rows of souvenir shops and hotels, and the long, sandy beach is totally covered with half-clad bodies.

The entrance from the city to the beach.
There are many concessions along the esplanade.
This is a city beach.
It has a super long covered pier that appeared to be full of commercial activity; we didn't investigate.

Super long covered pier.
One of the entertainments offered on the pier is bungie-jumping from a super tall tower. In this photo you can see a daredevil on a dangling platform, preparing to jump.

Super tall bungie-jumping tower.
On the way out we stopped for a quick drink at one of the many noisy outdoor bars.

When we got off the beach, we walked around to see the front of the famous Kurhaus Hotel, which was built in the 1880s.

On the way back to the hotel we stopped for tapas at a Spanish restaurant called Que Pasa? We sat in their patio and enjoyed the twilight. While I drank a beer and Dan had a couple of glasses of wine, a courteous waiter brought us small plates of tasty foods.