You have a huge choice of places between Wimereux, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Le Portel and Hardelot where you can get out your beach towel and enjoy all that the beach has to offer.
Show me your beach, and I’ll tell you who you are! Each resort has its own beach, and each beach has its own set of little pleasures. They come one after another along the Boulonnais coastline and each have a different character.
Wimereux - the charmer
The beach in Wimereux is in front of one of the most beautiful seafronts on the Côte d'Opale and is charming. At low tide, families come out onto the sand to enjoy this superb setting. Those who enjoy sport also have a great time. The beach in Wimereux is edged by the La Slack dunes to the north and La Pointe aux Oies to the south and has amazing views. At high tide, you can enjoy walking along the seafront with your toes practically in the water. The seafront in Wimereux has a wide range of restaurants suitable for all pockets and palates!
Boulogne-sur-Mer - the dynamic one
Boulogne-sur-Mer, located along Boulevard Sainte-Beuve stretches across miles of fine sand. From the square in front of the Nausicaa to the sand yachting club, locals and visitors alike enjoy this wide open space for unwinding. There are many activities available throughout the year. When you are strolling along the beach in all weathers, think about the walks General San Martin enjoyed here. You can also easily reach Wimereux on foot or by bike.
Le Portel - the genuine one
The great advantage of the beach at Le Portel is that you can lay out your beach towel whether it is low tide or high tide. Sheltered by the harbour at Boulogne-sur-Mer, it extends for several miles. Here you can take things easy, build sandcastles, jog or go sand yachting, etc. Everyone can enjoy their favourite activity. It is not unusual to come across the famous ‘flobarts’ (traditional boats of the Côte d'Opale) or land-based fishermen on the beach at Le Portel. At low tide, Fort de l'Heurt is home to the largest mussel bed in the area!
Hardelot - the family one
Surrounded by its adorable white and blue beach huts, the beach at Hardelot attracts families and fans of walking. Again, here there are miles of fine sand stretching as far as the eye can see and a plethora of activities for all ages to enjoy. At low tide, you can reach Equihen-Plage where you can feel quite literally cut off from the rest of the world. The seafront is particularly pleasant to walk along in all seasons. The centre of the resort and its many shops are just a few minutes away.