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Beaches on the seaside resorts of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region in France

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Located in the extreme north of France, the region Nord-Pas-de-Calais offers an exceptional coast that is often overlooked. With a 140 kilometer coast, we find immense sand beaches in Nord-Pas-de-Calais where the main activity is sand yachting. This coast, known as Cote d'Opale, extends to the south of Berck sur Mer to the boarder of the beaches of Picardy and to the north to Bray-Dunes to the Belgian border.


Bordered by Manche (English Channel) and the North Sea, this region hold two departments. The beaches of Pas de Calais are the more renowned with authentic seaside resorts and two capes (Cape Blanc Nez and Cape Gris Nez). The beaches of Nord mark the transition to Belgium with the main resort, Malo les Bains.


From the downtown beach with many activities to the beach in a natural park bordered by dunes and beaches below cliffs that are accessible by notches (near the capes), the diversity of the Pas de Calais coast is immense and we find secret beaches here, as in the other regions!

List of beaches on the seaside resorts of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region

Beaches in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage

Beaches in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage (Pas-de-Calais)

Located in the North of France along the Channel, Le Touquet is a fashionable major holiday destination since the interwar period with sumptuous villas built in a pine and birch forest planted east of the city.

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Beaches in Bray-Dunes

Beaches in Bray-Dunes (Nord)

Bray-Dunes is a seaside resort located in the department, Nord that borders Belgium and is about fifteen kilometers from Dunkerque. It is known for being the northernmost city in France.

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Beaches in Calais

Beaches in Calais (Pas-de-Calais)

Calais is known for its rich heritage and beach, one of the most touristic on the Cote d'Opale. At the edge of this beach we find 500 chalets directly on the sand. They serve as bathing huts.

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Beaches in Escalles

Beaches in Escalles (Pas-de-Calais)

Escalles is a small village on Côte d’Opale nestled in a pretty valley, just a few kilometres from Calais and Boulogne-Sur-Mer, in the department of Pas-de-Calais.

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Beaches in Leffrinckoucke

Beaches in Leffrinckoucke (Nord)

Located near Malo les Bains and Dunkirk, Leffrinckoucke offers a preserved coastline and a beautiful sandy beach bordered by imposing dunes.

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Beaches in Wissant

Beaches in Wissant (Pas-de-Calais)

Wissant is mostly frequented by families who appreciate the Kid label that the city possesses. The town's charm and the traditional houses and the well preserved nature that surround this city are its assets.

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Beaches in Wimereux

Beaches in Wimereux (Pas-de-Calais)

Wimereux is the oldest seaside resort on the Opal Coast in France. A seawall promenade borders the wide beach from the road with Anglo-Norman stylde villas from the 1900’s and many beach huts.

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Beaches in Dunkerque

Beaches in Dunkerque (Nord)

Dunkirk is a seaside resort that holds a place in history and is deeply linked to the North Sea. The shore is referred to as Malo les Bains. The beaches stretch over several kilometers.

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Beaches in Gravelines

Beaches in Gravelines (Nord)

Gravelines is a resort located in the department of “Nord”, about twenty kilometres from Dunkirk and on the limit with the beaches of Pas de Calais.

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Beaches in Hardelot

Beaches in Hardelot (Pas-de-Calais)

Hardelot is a seaside resort found of the Cote d'Opale (city of Neufchâtel-Hardelot), in Pas-de-Calais in France. It is found between to very touristic resorts: Boulogne-sur-Mer and Touquet-Paris-Plage.

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Beaches in Berck

Beaches in Berck (Pas-de-Calais)

Berck sur Mer is the southernmost seaside resort in Pas-de-Calais. It is a very frequented resort and one of the most frequented in the north of France.

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Beaches in Zuydcoote

Beaches in Zuydcoote (Nord)

Situated in the department of Nord of France, the seaside resort of Zuydcoote impresses with its wide white sandy beach and dunes that hide an authentic and picturesque village.

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Beaches in Audinghen

Beaches in Audinghen (Pas-de-Calais)

The village of Audinghen, in Nord of France, is a quiet and peaceful destination attracting many visitors in summer. It is located on the tip of Gris-Nez where the view over the bay of Wissant.

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Beaches in Ambleteuse

Beaches in Ambleteuse (Pas-de-Calais)

The small seaside resort of Ambleteuse is located in the Nord of France, close to Boulogne-Sur-Mer and Cap Gris Nez. It is a typical village in Côte d’Opale.

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Beaches in Audresselles

Beaches in Audresselles (Pas-de-Calais)

The small seaside resort of Audresselles is located in the department of Pas-de-Calais in the North of France. Tourists and inhabitants alike call it the “little Britain of the North” for its authentic side and charming fishing village.

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Beaches in Tardinghen

Beaches in Tardinghen (Pas-de-Calais)

The village of Tardinghen is located on Côte d’Opale,in northern France, between the famous Capes Gris-Nez and Blanc Nez.

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Beaches in Sangatte

Beaches in Sangatte (Pas-de-Calais)

The little seaside destination of Sangatte is located in Pas-de-Calais on the Opale Coast just a few kilometers from Lille. We find a large fine sand beach of eight kilometers.

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Beaches in Boulogne-sur-Mer

Beaches in Boulogne-sur-Mer (Pas-de-Calais)

Located in the department Pas-de-Calais, on the English Chanel, Boulogne-sur-Mer is a seaside resort known for being the first fishing harbor in France. It is nicknamed “Capital of the Opal Coast” since many tourists visit its historic site and beach each year.

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Beaches in Equihen

Beaches in Equihen (Pas-de-Calais)

Equihen-Plage is a small seaside resort on Côte d’Opale, quiet and pleasant. It is bordered by the English Channel and has one of the most beautiful beaches on the coast.

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Beaches in Saint-Etienne-au-Mont

Beaches in Saint-Etienne-au-Mont (Pas-de-Calais)

The town of Saint-Etienne-au-Mont is on Opal Coast, not far from Ecault and Boulogne-sur-Mer. It is bordered by the English Channel and offers a vast unspoilt natural area that attracts lovers of calm and beautiful landscapes.

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Beaches in Le Portel

Beaches in Le Portel (Pas-de-Calais)

Le Portel is a seaside resort located in North of France. It is one of the suburbs of Boulogne-Sur-Mer bordered by the English Channel.

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Beaches in Merlimont

Beaches in Merlimont (Pas-de-Calais)

The Merlimont beach resort is located in the south of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region and follows on from the beaches of Berck. It attracts a family clientele in the summer season but also during the weekends.

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Beaches in Stella-Plage

Beaches in Stella-Plage (Pas-de-Calais)

Stella-Plage is a small seaside resort in northern France between Berck sur Mer and Le Touquet. It is in the area of Cucq in North of France

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