Even if you know very well where it is located, a little bit of geography never hurts! The seaside resort of Bray-Dunes is located on the Opal Coast in the Hauts-de-France region, in the Nord department, a few kilometres from Dunkirk and La Panne.
It is the first seaside resort in France when you come from the Belgian border, bordered by dunes, fine sandy beaches and the North Sea.
Founded on 26 February 1883 by Alphonse Bray, a shipowner from Dunkirk, the town of Bray-Dunes was originally a coastal hamlet of Ghyvelde with 800 inhabitants. The town took its name as a tribute to the shipowner's donations to the inhabitants, which made it possible to build the hospice and also a church. The name is a reference to the founder and his location.
During the Second World War, Fort des Dunes was at the heart of Operation Dynamo, which was the largest landings in history.
The climate is oceanic and temperate. The northern part of the Hauts-de-France region lies on the path of contrasting weather events, which explains the diversity of its climate and the speed with which it changes.
This is why Evancy suggests that you pack your swimming costume and a jumper. On the same day, it is possible to take out a pair of glasses and put on a jacket at the same time, which is also the charm of Bray-Dunes! Admire the changing sky and take advantage of it to take some magnificent photos, the luminosity is adequate!
Find the agenda of events in Bray-Dunes on the website of the tourist office.