Westkapelle is a small city in the municipality of Veere on the island Walcheren, in the province Zeeland of th Netherlands.Westkapelle is on the westernmost tip of Walcheren and is surrounded by the sea on three sides.
Westkapelle was a separate municipality from 1816 until 1997, when it was merged with Veere.
Two Lighthouses :
Westkapelle has two active lighthouses.The oldest lighthouse, built 1458-1470, 52 m (171 ft) tall, visible from 28 nautical miles (52 km; 32 mi) and standing prominently at the entrance to the village, is the remainder of a church that burned down in the 18th century. In 1818 the light was added to the top.
The other one, standing on the outer slope of the dyke, was built in 1875 of cast iron, is only 16 m (52 ft) tall and has a visibility range of 13 nautical miles (24 km; 15 mi).
Confusingly there is a third - inactive - lighthouse on the inner side of the dyke. It is part of the Dijk- en Oorlogsmuseum (Dyke and War museum), and never has been active at that place.