Rendez-vous in Dunkirk, Dunes de Flandre
Located along the North Sea at the front of the Flanders seabord, Dunkirk to the west, the Belgium frontier and its neighbour De Panne to the east, the Dunes de Flandre resort consists of Dunkirk and its beach of Malo-les-Bains (listed tourism resort), Leffrinckoucke, Zuydcoote, Bray-Dunes and Téteghem.
The sandy beach runs continuously over 15 km. Exposed at low tide, the foreshore is wide and dotted with dunes (over 100 hectares of which 700 belong to the Conservatoire du Littoral), sometimes bordered by a promenade seawall: an invitation to family walks, hiking and other outdoor sports.
Dotting the coast, many ruins offer a historical discovery: wrecks, blockhouses of the 2nd World War, Military Fort of Leffrinckoucke, Battery of Zuydcoote ...
The lake, with its characteristic of uncovered sand banks (environment of life for some marine mammals) is also ideal for practicing water sports including kite surfing for which it became a recognized spot.
The Dunes of Flanders, located in the heart of an exceptional natural site, have received awards in the EDEN contest 2010 on the theme: Tourism and Aquatic Areas. It is urgent to come and discover this beautiful region of France, perhaps still too little known but which is going to become better known by being a part of the outstanding European tourist Destinations of ExcelleNce in France.
Discovering Dunkirk, Dunes de Flandre !
- Dune Dewulf
- Fort of Leffrinckoucke
- Ghyvelde fossil dune
- Dune du Perroquet
- Dunes de Flandre cruising school
- Battery of Zuydcoote
- St Pol sur Mer lighthouse
- Port museum of Dunkirk
- Bell towers of Dunkirk
- Tower of Leughenaer
- Dunkirk Marina
- Aerodrome of Dunkerque-Les Moëres
Dates for your dairy in Dunkirk, Dunes de Flandre !
Take part in the many events offered throughout the year in Dunkirk, Dunes of Flanders. Nautical festivities centred around sailing and waterskiing.
How to get there !
By train :
TGV Paris-Dunkirk (1h35) – Others links via the railway station of Lille-Europe
By road :
A25 and A16 from Lille, A1 from Paris, A16 from Belgium and Boulogne-Calais
By plane :
Lille-Lesquin airport (85km) – Brussels airport (Zaventem) at 160km.
By boat :
Douvres-Dunkerque by ferry Norfolkline or Channel Tunnel – Calais by ferry (40 km from Dunkirk)
Contact and useful links
There are several tourist offices :Tourist office of Dunkirk, Dunes de Flandre :
In the center : Le Beffroi
Rue de l’Amiral Ronarc’hd
Tél : 00 33 (0) 3 188.8.131.52 - Fax : 00 33 (0) 3 184.108.40.206
Resort of Malo les Bains (closed from November to April)
Place du centenaire
59240 Dunkerque – Malo les Bains
Tél. 00 33 (0) 3 28 58 10 10
Tourist office of Leffrinckoucke
726, boulevard Trystram
Tél. 00 33 (0) 3 28 69 05 06 - Fax. 00 33 (0) 3 28 69 62 18
Tourist office of Bray-Dunes
Place Jérôme Rubben
B.P.9 - 59123 Bray-Dunes
Tel : 00 33 (0) 03 28 26 61 09- Fax : 00 33 (0) 3 28 26 64 09