Côte Picarde what to do?

Picardy Coast

There's no shortage of things to do and experience in the Baie de Somme and on the Picardy coast. It extends for about 35 km from the Baie d'Authie in the north to the Bresle in the south, and the estuary at Le Tréport. In the Baie de Somme département and the Hauts-de-France region, the Picardy coast boasts a number of seaside resorts. These include : Fort-Mahon-Plage, Quend, Le Crotoy, Cayeux-sur-Mer, Ault and Mers-les-Bains.

Picardy Coast

How to enjoy your stay in Côte Picarde?

There are many ways to have a great time with your family or friends. You can take advantage of your stay to go on a boat trip, or take the train of the Baie de Somme. You can also take a horse ride and discover the Marquenterre. At Côte Picarde, you can learn how to go sand yachting. And don't forget to take a bike ride around the beautiful playgrounds for cycling enthusiasts. Here are some other activities you could do in Côte Picarde :

Kite flying

On the beach or on the sand dunes, the Côte Picarde is the ideal place to practise kite-flying thanks to the gentle breeze off the coast. A great way to discover the game if you've never had the chance before. You can even take part in the Rencontres Internationales de Kites at Berck-sur-Mer. There are some every year.

Picardy Coast

Learn to fish on foot

At low tideThe beach is full of people who like to go fishing on foot. If you're looking for prawns, cockles or herrings, mud worms or sand, it's best to go fishing on foot. In fact, if you don't have the necessary equipment for the activity, such as a small pusher or shrimp net, a bucket, a sieve or a worm pump, fishing on foot is the most effective way.

What to do in the Baie de Somme?

With so many activities to choose from in the Baie de Somme, you may find it hard to decide which one to do. All you have to do is make your choice for enjoy a weekend with family and friends in nature, with wild dunes, beaches, cliffs or pretty seaside resorts with Belle Epoque charm.

  • You can visit the Marquenterre nature park for bird watching
  • A favourite activity for visitors to the Bay is watching the seals from the shore at low tide and from a boat at high tide.
  • You can also take a stroll around Saint-Valéry-sur Somme or Mers-les-Bains.
  • You can even get on board a steam train to visit the Baie de Somme
  • You can also go horse riding on the beach or in the pine forest.
  • Explore the cabins on the beaches of Cayeux sur Mer or Le Crotoy can be added to the list
  • Come and see the fabulous chalk cliffs at Ault during your stay in the Baie de Somme.
  • For an unforgettable holiday while keeping up your regular physical activity, you can pedal for hours on end on a bicycle. V30 cycle route from the Somme Valley to Péronne or Amiens.

What to do in Quend plage?

Le Quend is a French commune in the Somme département in the Hauts-de-France region. In Picardy, it is known as Cheers. Quend is part of the Baie de Somme - Picardie maritime regional nature park.

There are plenty of walks to be had on the Picardy coast, on the long beaches of Quend-Plage, on the paths of the Baie d'Authie or the Baie de Somme, or on the paths of fields and meadows.

Visit Le Crotoy

The Crotoy is also a port community on the Baie de Somme in the Somme département of Hauts-de-France. The commune's inhabitants are known as " Crotellois ".

The railway de la Baie de Somme offers the chance to travel by steam train between Le Crotoy and Cayeux-sur-Mer. This allows you to discover the Baie de Somme landscape at the pace of an old-fashioned train.

Where to walk on the Opal Coast?

There are different ways to get to your destination to visit the Opal Coast: 

Or in aircraftThere are two airports in the region. There is Le Touquet-Côte d'Opale airport and Calais-Dunkerque airport (7km from Calais).

It is also possible to visit the Opal Coast thanks to to the train. Many coastal towns such as Calais, Dunkirk, Touquet and Boulogne-sur-Mer are served by train.

Finally, the region is accessible to cars by the A16 motorway from Paris and the A25 from Lille.

Picardy Coast

Claudia Bernard

Claudia turned her passion for travel into a sustainable lifestyle by becoming a digital nomad. She explores the globe while working remotely, offering practical advice for those who want to combine work and a passion for travel. Discover her tips for finding the best work spots, managing jet lag and living a balanced nomadic life.

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