France has some great beaches. Although my recent visit to France was not beach oriented, but after an overload of castles, estates, wine/champagne, and colonial history, a break was long overdue, and so the familia decided to make a detour up north and find a nice beach to relax for a couple of hours. The chosen beach retreat – Le Touquet, up north west.
Honestly, I was pleasantly surprised. Very clean, great facilities, not too many people, not over commercialized, there’s much to enjoy here…
The British Telegraph goes as far as calling this the ‘perfect break’, and the official tourism website lures :
A fine, sandy beach several kilometres long, a hundred-year old forest, a protected area in the heart of the Canche Bay Nature Park… Nature is undeniably present in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage!
There are a few nearby resorts, if you’re into that sort of thing. If not, you can just stop by as we did – for a few hours of beach fun to rewind from all the glorious French culture and history.