The coastline overlooking the English Channel in Northern France boasts a wide variety of landscapes, including marshland, steep cliffs, sand dunes and long sandy beaches washed by the incoming tide, making this coast perfect for many different activities. Here, small fishing ports stand alongside large busy seaside resorts – the choice is yours!
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A trip along the Opal Coast to Hardelot
All along the Côte d’Opale, dunes and long sandy beaches are edged by a verdant countryside dotted with bell towers, mills and fields of poppies. In the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional des Caps et Marais d’Opale, the seaside resort of Hardelothas a real“Belle Epoque” feel** thanks to its elegant and restful atmosphere and famous small beach huts. Activities include sand-yachtingand other sports, as well as golf at the renowned** Golf des Pins which was created in 1906 and redesigned in 1931.
South of Hardelot, Le Touquet Paris-Plage, known as the "Pearl of the Opal Coast", and its long sandy beach offer every-changing landscapes which are perfect for lazing in the sun or windsurfing. In this unique natural setting, take a walk or cycle ride through the dunes and pine forests to discover the local flora and fauna. Sports enthusiasts should try their hand at sand-yachting on the beach, one of the leading sites for this sport. Le Touquet golf club, founded in 1904, offers 3 superb courses and is one of the most renowned golf clubs in France for its technical challenges and wooded setting.
A glamorous break in Deauville
Situated in the heart of Normandy, Deauville offers an attractive mix of styles. Try your hand at one of the black-jack table at the famous Casino, take a stroll along the famous boardwalk past the equally renowned beach huts named after movie stars, enjoy a relaxing treatment at the Centre de Thalasso-Spa Algotherm, watch a polo match, or do some window shopping in its elegant boutiques… visitors here really are spoilt for choice! Walk along the wide sandy beaches at Deauville and admire the superb villas which line the seafront, both here and in neighbouring Trouville, where you can browse and shop at the market on the quayside.