Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie

Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie, Berck: Address, Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie Reviews: 4.5/5

Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie

Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie
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phlegmPhnomPenh
Arlon, Belgium18 contributions
Free seals so close!
Oct 2019
Observing seals so close is a great opportunity. So many seals moving around you is a real show. For free and after 15 minutes walking only! Perfect for a family.
Written 31 October 2019
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Shaun H
Glossop, UK11 contributions
Watching Seals Watching You!
Jul 2019 • Family
The beautiful Bay of Authie extends from the southern end of Berck's gargantuan beach in a satisfying, dune-ridged, forest-fringed crescent, where the tide is either smashing against the man-made boulder barrier or glistening in some unfeasibly distant twinkle. When the tide is two hours out, the seals (a huge collection of Grey and Common) are visible on the sand banks across from the breakwater at a distance of a hundred metres or so. When the tide is fully out (and, MY WORD, does it go out!) at around 18.00/19.00, the seals (who constantly need the proximity of water), can be found alongside the only remaining channel, at the far southern end of Berck beach, as close as thirty metres across the water! This is the best time to view them. Not only are they clearly visible, but many take quick swims and frequently pop-up within a few metres of the lines of humans, eagerly watching and filming them on the opposite bank. When the tide rushes back in at 20.00, the seals are washed back in towards the cusp of the bay and, as they float along, they can be observed as close as a few feet away. We were incredibly unfortunate (the handful of us that had hung on) to witness a baby seal curiously raise it's head on several occassions, just two metres (6 foot) from where we were stood. Fantastic!
Written 1 August 2019
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Uge V
The Ardennes, Belgium29 contributions
Week-end at Cote d’Opale
Jul 2019 • Family
Nice spot to watch seals resting in the sun at a very close distance.
Relaxing moment, kids were excited
Written 1 August 2019
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Tsangarides
22 contributions
Natural wonder
May 2019 • Couples
Fantastic to sea basking seals in the evening sunshine (check your low tide times). A couple dropped into the fast-flowing water and whizzed around, popping their heads up. Binoculars probably useful but not essential.
Written 5 May 2019
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dissatisfied491
Barnt Green, UK25 contributions
Marvellous site
Aug 2018 • Solo
take binoculars if you have them. Interesting and funny at times especially when they are arriving or leaving Authie bay. However wrap up warm. Unless of course it is a very warm day.
Written 21 February 2019
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Paula
Paris, France266 contributions
A brilliant day!
May 2018 • Family
Left Paris at 9am and was there at 12:30. We stopped once for 30 minutes. Just in time for low tide and watching the seals. The kids and adults loved seeing them.
Written 8 May 2018
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Sabrina C
Cormeilles-en-Parisis, France4 contributions
wow !
Oct 2017 • Couples
really a great experience.... we walked about 20minutes along the sea in the morning with wonderful weather conditions.
and the seals arrive, just like if they were in Marineland :) jumping in front of us in the sea.
people do not know very well this region, it is a pity, really.
Written 9 November 2017
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stism
Grenoble, France1,354 contributions
Unique experience of wild sea lions watching, from a shore and for free
Aug 2017
A tourist office gives visitors all necessary information for the best seals watching experience. When , where ... We have not been disappointed: seals come ashore one by one, across from the river, about 100 yards away.
We really enjoyed this amazing experience for free.
A large parking lot nearby is very conveniently located. Congratulations to hte city of Berck and its tourist office. Well done!

Written 24 August 2017
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Ken F
Southampton, UK56 contributions
Interesting natural reserve
Sep 2016 • Couples
The seals are a great natural attraction but the walk to view them is probably 2 kilometres with the final 500 meters over very uneven and slippery surface and not suitable for anyone with limited mobility
Written 15 September 2016
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