The Bay of Somme
Stretching across 7,200 hectares of dunes, marshes and salt meadows, the Bay of Somme is the largest estuary in Northern France. Its seven beaches range from the wide, sandy Fort-Mahon-Page where you can go horse-riding or hiking in the sand dunes to the pebbly Cayeux-sur-Mer with 400 brightly-painted beach huts and a harbour which is home to a colony of seals.
The pretty harbour of Le Crotoy was once an important fishing port and today still has a fleet of trawlers and many seafood restaurants. Its beach is long and wide with white sand, and children and adults alike will love the vintage steam train which starts its journey here and goes all around the bay.
Aside from the beaches, hire bikes and explore the many cycle paths and historic villages. If you’d rather be out on the water, boat and kayak tours of the bay are also available. For nature lovers, this is the perfect place to take a seal-watching excursion or spend some time bird watching.
The Parc du Marquenterre
Discover the parc du Marquenterre unique bird reserve here.