This harbour only appears at low tide so you’ll need to plan properly if you intend to take a series of great photographs.
Sil Harbour only appears at low tide, so be sure to have your camera ready.
The harbour was originally constructed to enable the supply of building materials to the village. After the Eierland polder, once the southernmost point of Vlieland, now the northern part of Texel, was reclaimed, the harbour became the base for the post boat that sailed to Posthuys. When the service stopped, the harbour became derelict. In the 1980s and 90s, beachcomber and shipowner Sil Boon, who gave his name to the harbour, restored the northern pier.