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Descenderie Beach in Sangatte - France

Information on the Descenderie Beach in Sangatte (France)


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

Map of the Descenderie Beach in Sangatte

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Adresse of the Descenderie Beach : Rue Jean Mermoz 62231 Sangatte

Descenderie Beach in Sangatte is located to the south of the seaside destination and extends to Cape Blanc Nez. This vast sand beach is crowded during the year since there is a direct access by car just one minute from the beach. In season, many swimmers come here to find tranquility. It is also the zone that transitions between the urban and wild beaches (going toward the south). A few blockhaus are hidden on the left.

It is equally a reputed kitesurfing area as there is always wind in Sangatte. However, you need to be prudent since there are some breakwaters.

To get to this beach from downtown, follow directions for Wissant on the departementale (route). At the exit of the city, after the residence Maison Blanche (blue sign) and near the garage du Tunnel, we find access on the right. A small parking lot is found across from here (only 14 spots) or along the road.

Characteristics of the Descenderie 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 Descenderie Beach

Photo of the Descenderie beach in Sangatte in France

Vast space for this Sangatte beach that extends to Cape Blanc Nez near Escalles. There are several kilometers of sand and gravel on the edge.

Stones and sand on the Sangatte beach - La descenderie

On the seafront we find a few stones mixed with sand, nothing disruptive to swimming.

Descenderie beach in Sangatte and view on the seaside

Toward downtown, the beach extends for several kilometers with an urban environment composed of several houses. We join up with Calais Beach here. We find a few tractors for fishing boats.

Brakwaters on the Sangatte beach

You have to be prudent on this beach, especially for water sports, because there are several zones with breakwaters. Further in this photo we see a ferry going to England.

Houses along the beach in Sangatte
surfcasting in Sangatte

This beach is also a great spot for surfcasting. There are competitions here.

Access to the Sangatte beach - La Descenderie

Access to this beach is very appreciated for water sports. There is a pick up/drop off zone for kite surf, boats, etc.

Road for the Descenderie beach of Sangatte

Access to this beach is made directly from the road at the exit of Sangatte going toward Wissant. A small parking lot is found here.

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