Renesse is a popular tourist resort with free bus services in the area (in summer only).
Renesse was a separate municipality until 1961, when it was merged with Westerschouwen.
In 2001, the village of Renesse had 1137 inhabitants. The built-up area of the towvillagen was 0.78 km², and contained 687 residences. The statistical area "Renesse", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 1510.