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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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A beach that is worth more than a detour!

A beach that is big big at low tide and kept very clean and a dike of almost 5 km where people are... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Michel J
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| Malo-les-Bains, Dunkirk, France
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All reviews lovely beach lots of restaurants long walk low tide wide beach miles and miles summer months steeped in history school groups no doubt tourist information les bains operation dynamo promenade malo beaches february
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank chrizumi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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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

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

1  Thank Michel J
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

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.

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

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.

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.

Thank JIHR
Reviewed 16 August 2018

The beach is lovely and so much history involved. We understand that many buildings were destroyed during the war but along the seafront there are some lovely old buildings with some horrible ones in between plus the restaurants have build out over the pavement so...More

1  Thank Bazzer131
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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