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Blériot Beach in Sangatte - France

Information on the Blériot Beach in Sangatte (France)


Description and location of the Blériot Beach in Sangatte (62231)

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Adresse of the Blériot Beach : Rue de la Mer 62231 Sangatte

Blériot Beach or Baraques Beach is found at the edge of Sagnatte in the continuation of Calais Beach. This vast sand beach extends for several kilometers toward the south to the neighborhood Salines and to downtown Sangatte. Bordered by immense dunes, this beach is full of history.

The wooden chalets on the beach were built in the 17th century as shelter for the poor in Calais that were affected by the plague. This is where the nickname Baraques (barracks) comes from. At that time and during long centuries after, this neighborhood of barracks had a very bad reputation.

On July 25, 1909, Louis Blériot was the first to cross the English Channel by airplane to Dover, England in 37 minutes. When he died in 1936 the neighborhood Baraque was renamed Blériot-Plage. The neighborhood was renovated and became a great seaside resort.

Note that this beach does not have a lifeguard. There are several free parking lots, one at the exit of Calais and another near rue de la Mer in Blériot-Plage.

Characteristics of the Blériot Beach

Type of beach

  • Creek
  • Shade
  • Lawn
  • Pebbles
  • Sand
  • Cement

Equipment on the beach

  • Handicap accessible
  • Swimming pool
  • Kids Club
  • Shower
  • Mattress rental
  • Free parking
  • Payed parking
  • Paddle boats
  • Lifeguards in season
  • Restaurants
  • WC


  • Beach volleyball
  • Nautical Center
  • Sand Yachting
  • Nursery
  • Fishing
  • Nautical sports
  • Surfing
  • Scuba diving
  • Kitesurfing


  • Difficult access
  • Nude beach
  • Wild beach
  • Near city center


  • Barbecues permitted
  • Dogs allowed
  • Smoke-free beach

Photos of the Blériot Beach

Photo of the beach of Blériot in France

The beginning of this beach is the continuation of Calais Beach. Bordered by imposing dunes, we find the famous barracks (wooden chalets historically given to the poor of Calais who were affected by the plague) directly on the sand.

wooden chalets in Blériot-Plage in France

Between the dunes there are several hundred wooden chalets that bring a certain style to this beach.

Beach in Blériot in France

Around Calais is a constant coming and going of ships between France and England.

Barraques beach in Sangatte and view on the Calais harbor

The end of the chalets of Sangatte defines the limit between this beach and Blériot and Calais Beach.

Wild beach in Blériot

To the south, this beach is more wild and its grandeur is guarantees a spot away from the crowd. A few blockhaus can be found in the dunes.

Dunes of Blériot-Plage in France

The dunes are very imposing in this area. To the left, the village of Blériot with its many houses and vacation homes.

Chalets on the sand of Blériot

The chalets form a little village in the sand.

calais beach huts
Parking of the Blériot beach

We find several free parking lots. This one is found near rue Vigier. Another one is available at the exit of Calais.

Access to the Blériot beach

There are paths that allow you to join the beach.

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