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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 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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