Le Coq (in Dutch "De Haan"), also known as "Le Coq-sur-Mer", is a town of the Western Flanders province in the Flemish Region. Set on the North Sea coast between Ostend and Blankenberge and only 20 km from Bruges, "Venice of the North", the district numbers some 12,000 inhabitants, 5,000 of whom live in the spa resort. As well as having good road links, Le Coq is also a stop on the Belgian coastal tram line between La Panne and Knokke-Heist. Courtesy of its splendid golf course and the many Anglo-Norman-style villas, Le Coq has been voted "most beautiful village on the Belgian coast". In addition to the joys of the North Sea, the area benefits from a nature reserve of over 150 hectares, offering endless options where walking, cycling and horse-riding are concerned.