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Marchand Beach in Bray-Dunes - France

Information on the Marchand Beach in Bray-Dunes (France)


Description and location of the Marchand Beach in Bray-Dunes (59123)

Map of the Marchand Beach in Bray-Dunes

Our opinion on the Marchand Beach

Adresse of the Marchand Beach : 1 Digue de Mer 59123 Bray-Dunes

Marchand Beach is shared between Bray-Dunes and Zuydcoote. Totally wild, this beach is bordered by a natural protected site that is managed by the coastal conservatory. Bordered by huge dunes covered in dune grass (a rare plant that accepts to be covered in sand), this sand beach offers a great setting for lovers of nature and those looking for tranquility. We can also see a few blockhaus and several wrecks that can be seen at low tide.

Note that this beach does not have a lifeguard and swimming is the risk and peril of those who wish to take a dip. Dogs held on a leash are tolerated on the beach (but not in the dunes or the paths). We can also practice sand yachting here.

To get to this beach from Bray-Dunes, simply go to the west. The beach begins at the edge of the dam after the nautical center. We also find a small parking lot at the intersection of avenue de la Liberté and rue du Large (then a path leads to the beach).

Characteristics of the Marchand 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 Marchand Beach

Photo of the Marchand beach in Bray-Dunes - France

To the west of Bray-Dunes (toward Zuydcoote), we find the natural dune site Marchand. The beach extends over several hundred meters in a natural environment. However, the view to the left is of Dunkerque (very industrial). Note that we find a few blockhaus in the dunes and a few wrecks that are visible near the ramp at the nautical center at low tide.

Marchand beach and view on Dunkerque in France
Marchand beach in Bray-Dunes and sea view
Bray-Dunes: west area

The transition between a totally wild area and the center of Bray-Dunes is quick.

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