Wachtebeke is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the town of Wachtebeke proper, and a smaller town: Overslag. On January 1, 2006, Wachtebeke had a total population of 6,881. The total area is 34.53 km² which gives a population density of 199 inhabitants per square kilometre|km².
The current mayor of Wachtebeke (as of 2012) is Rudy van Cronenburg.
The Langelede is a small canal and corresponding residential street in the town. The neighborhood is slowly migrating from a poor agricultural environment towards a higher middle-class residential area.
In Wachtebeke lies the provincial park Puyenbroeck