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Seaside walk

This beach is massive, lovely soft sand and lots of bars/cafe's/restaurants along the flat... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Guildford, United Kingdom
Lovely Beach with great views - wheel chair access

Certainly one of the loveliest beaches in Western Europe. Clean, wide and beautiful! We saw school... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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All reviews lovely beach lots of restaurants long walk wide beach miles and miles summer months steeped in history school groups les bains low tide no doubt tourist information free parking operation dynamo promenade malo beaches
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach is massive, lovely soft sand and lots of bars/cafe's/restaurants along the flat promenade. All sorts going on, exercise classes/ play park equipment and various other things at different times of year a lot of work going on in Dunkirk at the mo' making...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nmh999
Reviewed 7 November 2018

If you want to walk in the wind & sun take the free bus C3 to terminus Leffrinckoucke Take a 5' walk to mirror blockhaus dating WW2 then you have 2 options : walk to Belgium or walk back west to Dunkirk with some dunes...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Ok so it's October but it was so windy you couldn't sit there at all. All the toilets were shut. The place just looked grim. Sand clearly nice but the amount of roadworks made you want to nit stay a minute. So we didn't. Couldn't...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Certainly one of the loveliest beaches in Western Europe. Clean, wide and beautiful! We saw school children picking up trash...Wow! What a nice way to groom citizenship behaviour! Lovely restaurants are close by. Also a large parking lot close by as well. You have great...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dankun
Reviewed 1 October 2018

A beach that is big big at low tide and kept very clean and a dike of almost 5 km where people are running all day. Joggers, cyclists and skaters cross paths with walkers without jostling each other. The decor offered by the sea is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

I drove to Dunkirk from Brussels to visit as a tourist. I started by visiting (and jogging) the beach on the [stone paved] boardwalk area. I must say the beach is beautiful, with perfect sand and very large. Up the entire beach by the boardwalk...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rich G
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Go early afternoon and enjoy a long walk on the beach or on the walking path. There are many bars and restaurants handy where people watching is good fun.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank estoril2
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The beach is one of the most beatifill beaches along the French coast. Well marked and well guarded. The beach is clean and not to busy

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sidney1950
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Came here on the way to Calais. We also visited the museum beforehand. Beautiful huge beach steeped in history. Parking is nearby and free.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sazzal_12
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

The beach stretches for miles and is very clean and not over crowded. There are your typical seafront stalls and cheap shops but also some nice places to eat/drink and some of the nicer old buildings to take in further along.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Elisa M
Hello Everyone. I have booked to come to Dunkerque in August with my husband 2 children - 12 & 14 for 4 days. A lot of the comments below seem to suggest that the weather can be quite hit and miss so I am wondering how much there is to do indoors if the weather is quite bad that you would recommend to our family. Multiple comments seem to suggest restaurants are not open before 12 and then others say that the restaurants are closed between 2 and 7. Can someone please clarify this for me? We were thinking of travelling to Eperlecques in addition to seeing Dunkerque itself. Can anyone recommend anywhere else within a 30 minute drive which would be worthwhile visiting. And lastly. My daughter has informed me that she wants to try L'escargot while we are there. Is there a "best" place to go for that? Thank you. Elisa
16 January 2018|
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Response from Peter S | Reviewed this property |
Dunkirk museum is the best , but we found a lovely town nearby in Belgium I think it was called De Pann, which has lovely shops and cafes on the beach , there is a indoor swimming pool with flumes great for a visit ,which we... More