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Cran d'Escale Beach in Escalles - France

Information on the Cran d'Escale Beach in Escalles (France)


Description and location of the Cran d'Escale Beach in Escalles (62179)

Map of Cran d'Escalles beach

Our opinion on the Cran d'Escale Beach

Adresse of the Cran d'Escale Beach : Rue de la Mer 62179 Escalles

Cran d’Escalles Beach is one of the wonders of Côte d’Opale. This pebble and sand beach, located below Cap Blanc Nez and its white chalk cliffs, is a huge sandy playground for younger people at low tide. The view of the cliffs and Cap Gris Nez in the distance is magnificent. The site is fully preserved, so one must be careful because swimming is not monitored. It is in our opinion one of the most beautiful beaches of northern France. Please note that dogs on leash are allowed.

One must be very careful because the beach is very narrow at high tide. The nearby cliff is dangerous because of falling rocks.

To get to this beach from Wissant, take the direction of Calais by the D940. Turn left in the big bend (quite dangerous) upon arrival in Escalles towards the beach (a restaurant bar is also indicated on the facade of a house). There is a large car park at the end of the road (then, less than five minutes to walk down to the beach).

Characteristics of the Cran d'Escale 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 Cran d'Escale Beach

Photo of Cran d'Escalles beach in northern France

The panorama from Cap Blanc Nez towards Cran d’Escalles is magnificent (one can see the big car park in the foreground). Wissant Beach then Cap Gris Nez are in the background. This is probably one of the best views of Cote d'Opale in northern France.

Beach in Cran of Escalles in France

This beach (very narrow at high tide as shown in this photo) is a big playground. It is a mix of sand and pebbles, depending on the areas (there is a long stretch of sand at low tide); there is something for everyone. The view of Cap Gris Nez is nice.

Cran of Escalles in France

To the north (i.e. towards Calais), one can watch the incessant ballet of ships going to England.

Beach of Cap Blanc Nez in France

This beach at the foot of Cap Blanc Nez offers a special setting with high cliffs. However, one must be cautious as rock falls occur frequently. It is advisable to come at low tide in order to get away from the cliffs.

Sand beach of Cap Blanc Nez - Escalles

In this photo, one can see the limit with sand and pebbles. The beach access is on the left (very well developed).

Beach and cliffs of Cap Blanc Nez
Access to the Cran d'Escalles

An asphalt pathway provides easy access to the beach from the car park.

Parking of Cran d'Escalles

Near the beach, there is a free car park.

environment  of Escalles and monument of Dover Patrol

The environment is totally preserved with many fields. In this photo, one can see the Dover Patrol monument (on Cap Blanc Nez) in remembrance of Second World War British and French soldiers who defended Côte d’Opale.

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