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Heist-aan-Zee, Heist or Heyst, is a town (formerly a municipality, until 1971) in Knokke-Heist, West Flanders, Belgium.

Georges Lemmen, Beach at Heist, 1892

It was a prominent summer beach resort in the 1890s.

It had a beach front lined with hotels and a "dike" paved walked way on a storm fender. Fishing boats were moored on the beach, and one could purchase a ticket to bathe in the sea.

51°21′N 3°15′E / 51.350°N 3.250°E / 51.350; 3.250

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