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Suggestion for anywhere not far along coast from Calais

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Suggestion for anywhere not far along coast from Calais

We are going across the channel on Friday for 2 nights and looking for some cheap accomodation along the coast, we dont mind heading towards Belgium or travelling south westwards. I am after family friendly recommendations as we have a 4 year old terror and another on the way, so comfy beds is a must!!!

This will be our last 'holiday' for a while so we are trying to make it a special one. Fingers crossed for the weather, but we are on a tight budget too. Any recommendations??

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1. Re: Suggestion for anywhere not far along coast from Calais

I have stayed in Boulogne in the past, in a hotel called the Hotel Alexandra and it seemed quite comfy to me. It was reasonably priced too.

There is a good aquarium there for the little un?

Not sure if that helps, but here is hoping.

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2. Re: Suggestion for anywhere not far along coast from Calais

http://www.theotherside.co.uk/

This website gives excellent info on many places...

Consider Hardelot-Plage, Wimereux, Wissant or Le Touquet

Or look here:

http://www.uk.pas-de-calais.com/

http://www.calais-cotedopale.com/en.html

http://www.cote-dopale.com/

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3. Re: Suggestion for anywhere not far along coast from Calais

If you wish to head to Belgium, then Blankenberge is a good bet. Not far away from Calais etc. and has some good hotels and a decent beach. From what I remember when I went there was a little kids theme park type thing, not sure if that's still there though. Another, has been mentioned, is Le Touquet I can second that, horse riding options, beach and good restaurants, however a little more expensive for hotels than the area average. If you have a couple of nights, it'd be good to go a little further, as you'd be able to go over for a day trip to Wimereux and Boulogne etc.

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4. Re: Suggestion for anywhere not far along coast from Calais

Is that the one called Popslaland Josh? I've seen that advertised. A fair few years ago I found that sign very amusing.

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5. Re: Suggestion for anywhere not far along coast from Calais

Haha! Oh no, not that big, it was a small one in the centre of Blankenberge. Just a few circus type amusements.

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6. Re: Suggestion for anywhere not far along coast from Calais

Ah didn't know about that one :)

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7. Re: Suggestion for anywhere not far along coast from Calais

We ended up in La Touquet, beautiful beaches. Travelled to Berck for the day, loved that too, again, acres of quiet sandy beached. Ended up being quite poorly on first day, so we didnt do many activities, just sight seeing and browsing, eating and people watching. Went to a lovely market in Berck, sat in the sun outside a little cafe drinking coffee watching the market going on. Bliss!

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8. Re: Suggestion for anywhere not far along coast from Calais

Glad you had a good time, Kelly, despite some indisposition.

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9. Re: Suggestion for anywhere not far along coast from Calais

Shame you where poorly first day, but aside from that glad you had a good time. I have visited Berck myself and found it quite nice too.

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10. Re: Suggestion for anywhere not far along coast from Calais

< Is that the one called Popslaland ... ?

That is Plopsaland at De Panne http://www.plopsa.be/plopsaland-de-panne/en

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