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Beaches on the seaside resorts of the Picardy region in France

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Map of Beaches and seaside resorts in Picardy in France

Information on the Picardy coastline

Picardy is located in northern France between Upper Normandy in the south and Pas de Calais in the north. With a cool oceanic climate, the beaches of Picardy are the busiest in France! Swimming periods are shorter in summer. Yet the beaches of Picardy offer vast stretches of fine sand bordered by towering dunes. One can practice many sports activities there, such as sand yachting and kite surfing.

The Bay of Somme, located between the seaside resorts of Cayeux sur Mer and Quend-Plage, is one of the most beautiful bays in the world and is ranked Grand Site de France. It is, like Camargue, one of the largest wetlands in France.

The south of the department marks the transition from the coasts of Upper Normandy. There are some cliffs in Ault, which reminds us of the Norman Côte d’Albâtre. Then, there are large sandy beaches leading to the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region.


List of beaches on the seaside resorts of the Picardy region

Beaches in Fort-Mahon-Plage

Beaches in Fort-Mahon-Plage (Somme)

Located in the department of the Somme, the small seaside resort of Fort-Mahon is a long sandy beach and a popular tourist destination. It is also the best resort in Marquenterre.

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Beaches in Le Crotoy

Beaches in Le Crotoy (Somme)

The small seaside resort of Crotoy is located in the department of Somme. It is often ranked among the most beautiful villages in France.

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Beaches in Quend-Plage-les-Pins

Beaches in Quend-Plage-les-Pins (Somme)

The seaside resort of Quend is located in the department of the Somme, and offers 15 km of fine sand to the many tourists who come every summer. Near the Bay of Somme and the Authie, the town is known for its "nature."

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Beaches in Mers-les-Bains

Beaches in Mers-les-Bains (Somme)

Mers les Bains is the southernmost seaside resort in Picardy in North of France. Mers les Bains, neighbour of the last resort of Tréport in Seine-Maritime, has inherited an exceptional seafront with many classified villas.

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Beaches in Cayeux-sur-Mer

Beaches in Cayeux-sur-Mer (Somme)

The seaside resort of Cayeux sur Mer is one of the oldest French seaside resorts, established at the time of Sea Bathing. Its coastline stretches over 14 km.

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Beaches in Ault

Beaches in Ault (Somme)

The seaside resort of Ault, located on the coast of Picardy (North of France), in the department of the Somme, is a peaceful haven with high chalk cliffs and pebble beaches.

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