Originally Wemeldinge is a shippers' village which, due to its location at the end of the canal through Zuid-Beveland, was well known within the trading and shipping circles.
Because of its location Wemeldinge always had a larger middle class than villages of equal size in Zeeland. However, due to the disappearance in 1990 of the locks in the canal, the service-providing factor for the entrepreneurs in Wemeldinge also disappeared.
In order to breathe new life into the village, the focus was on recreation, which, in view of the water sports opportunities on, in and around the Oosterschelde, also proved to be a right choice. Some campsites appeared, and in the Stormezandepolder where oyster pits were originally found, Villapark De Oesterbaai arose.
Remains of similar oyster pits can still be seen today, at low tide, between Villapark de Oesterbaai and Kattendijke. We also find out about the beach, the remains of the harbor of Lindenbergh.
The developer of De Oesterbaai opted for colorful houses that were built in four phases.
The first three phases have two types of homes, namely the detached 'Delta' houses and the two 'Gamma' houses under one roof. What both houses do have is that they are built according to the norm as if they were homes for permanent residence. As a result, the houses are spacious and fully equipped. The fourth phase which is located on the inner dike is clearly different and different in structure, but also have the playful appearance.