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Ningles Creek in Le Portel - France

Information on the Ningles Creek in Le Portel (France)


Description and location of the Ningles Creek in Le Portel (62480)

Map of Ningles cove in Le Portel

Our opinion on the Ningles Creek

Adresse of the Ningles Creek : Ch de Ningles 62480 Le Portel

Ningles Creek in Portel in one of the secluded coves of northern France. Straddling the municipalities of Portel and Equihen-Plage (the stream of the Ningles is the border between the two cities), this cove is unfrequented even in summer. One has to deserve it because one has to walk to get there. The environment is paradise below a wild coast lined by cliffs. Sand is relatively coarse (mixed with shells) with pebbles. Depending on the tide, access to the sea is not easy (because of rocks), it is advisable to wear shoes. One also comes here at low tide to collect mussels or periwinkles on the rocks.

Note that the hamlet of Ningles is located in this cove with two mills. It was destroyed during the Second World War (there are remains of buildings and a bunker).

There are several accesses to this cove. One can go at low tide from the beaches of Portel or Equihen (however, rocks are very slippery and one should not get too close to the cliffs because of falling rocks). The easiest way in our opinion is to reach this cove by the path of Ningles (from Le Portel, reach the road of Equihen by the D119 - at the Alprech Filet company, there is a trail leading to the creek – one begins to visualize the valley of the Ningles from the county road). One must walk about 1 km on a well-marked footpath (stairs). Then there is a small footbridge leading to the beach at the cliff, near the creek (one must rely on stones, access is a bit tricky and slippery depending the season, caution).

Characteristics of the Ningles Creek

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 Ningles Creek

Photo of Ningles creek in Le Portel in France

This is a beautiful overview of Ningles Cove with Cape Alprech and its lighthouse in the background. One begins to visualise the path leading to Le Portel. There is a bunker on the cliffs.

Ningles creek in Le Portel

This cove is unfrequented even in high season. Swimming is not always easy due to the rocks but the setting is idyllic.

Ningles cove - Le Portel

The stream of the Ningles flows directly into the sea at the cove, forming a small waterfall (bringing a certain charm).

Cove Ningles side Equihen

One can see the bay to the South (towards Equihen-Plage). The sand is coarse with broken shells. There are many rocks, ideal for collecting mussels.

Ningles Cove side Le Portel

In the north, the cove stops near Cape Alprech with large rocks.

Access to the Ningles creek - Le Portel

In the center of the photo, one can see the cove access (one must climb over rocks, quite tricky, caution).

Ningles - Le Portel

Several accesses lead to this cove. One can see the path of the Ningles here, leading from the D119 at the Alprech Filets Company.

Access to the Ningles beach in Le Portel

Then, a small bridge leads over the stream to the cove. If one continues on the path (caution because of the cliff), one gets to Crevasse Cove.

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