This part of the coast is nicknamed Cote d'Opale and extends from Berck in the south to Oye-Plage to the north to the mouth of Aa River. Successively bordered by the English Channel and the North Sea (they are separated near Marck, a few kilometers from Calais), the landscapes change and only the large sand beaches are conserved.
The most well known seaside resorts of Pas de Calais are: Cape Gris Nez and Cape Blanc Nez. These two capes permit you to alternate your seafront walk in order to discover the most beautiful panoramas on the Cote d'Opale and swim in preserved areas.
To the south, near Berck, the Authie dunes offer a unique landscape with sand mountains that we can observe thanks to the discovery paths.
However, the tide is very strong in Pas de Calais and swimming at low tide is sometimes impossible. During the summer, water temperatures can rise above 20 degrees Celsius.
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.More details
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.More details
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.More details
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.More details
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.More details
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.More details
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.More details
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.More details
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.More details
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.More details
The village of Tardinghen is located on Côte d’Opale,in northern France, between the famous Capes Gris-Nez and Blanc Nez.More details
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.More details
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.More details
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.More details
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.More details
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.More details
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.More details