Only 10 minutes from Bray-Dunes is the large and surprising city of Dunkirk, which offers a wide range of thematic activities.


Discover the belfries, World Heritage Sites: in Dunkerque Flandre Côte d'Opale, three belfries are listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO: the belfry of Gravelines, the belfries of Saint-Eloi and the Town Hall of Dunkerque.

The fortifications of Gravelines: Located at the mouth of the river Aa, in a preserved natural setting, the fortified star of Gravelines remains a unique site!

Museums: among others, you can discover the sea museum, the Jean Bart construction site, the port museum, the Dunkirk 1940 - Operation Dynamo museum, the FRAC, the Palais de l'Univers et des Sciences, the LAAC (Place of Art and Contemporary Action)...

Historical sites and monuments: the belfries, the Risban lighthouse, the Fort des Dunes, the Carillon de Bourboug...

Maritime Heritage: On foot or by boat, you can discover this extraordinary heritage. Visit history on board a three-masted ship unique in France, the Duchesse Anne. Dare to visit the docks from the open sea on board the "Le Texel" boat. Climb the steps of the Risban lighthouse to admire a breathtaking panoramic view from up there, and not just a little after climbing its 276 steps!


Get on your bike and ride the various routes offered by the Tourist Office.

If you are full of energy and want to enjoy the natural environment of the Opal Coast, we have solutions! Parachute jumpers, quad-bikers, golfers, horseback riders, skateboarders, joggers and walkers, there's plenty of room for you here!

Want to know more about this natural setting? The Nature House will answer all your questions and whet your curiosity.


Adrenalin and thrills are also part of the game here! Sailboats, sport fishing, kitesurfing and board sports, coastal sailing and traditional fishing can also be found here!


May-June 1940, Dunkirk was the scene of a turning point in history. The Second World War made Operation Dynamo famous, which in just nine days enabled the evacuation of over 338,000 Allied soldiers to England. Does this scenario appeal to you? Then you've probably seen Christopher Nolan's film "Dunkirk"! Immerse yourself in this historical atmosphere through thematic routes through the city, the Dunkirk 1940 Operation Dynamo Museum and the Dunes Fort are also two sites that are not to be missed.


Well known for its Carnival, Dunkerque also has many other events to be found on the website of the tourist office.

Port of Dunkirk on the Opal Coast
Beach of Dunkerque Zuydcoote Opal Coast