Le Crotoy, located in the department of Pas-de-Calais (62) in France, is a charming family seaside resort situated in the Bay of the Somme near the Marquenterre Park, a favourite place for nature lovers. The town of Le Crotoy had its moment of glory at the beginning of the century when the perfumer Guerlain introduced Parisian high society to the joys of sea bathing. The resort was also appreciated by many painters because its southern exposure allows it to benefit from unique reflections in the Baie de Somme.
Its fine sandy beach facing south on the Bay of the Somme at low tide stretches as far as the eye can see, allowing families to fish for prawns or collect shells, but also allowing sportsmen to practice kite-surfing, horse-riding and stand-up paddle.
In order to take full advantage of the water activities, it is imperative to find out about the tide times, as they can seriously disrupt your plans!
For animal lovers, the ornithological park of Marquenterre will delight you. Nature outings with a guide from Le Crotoy are organised as well as visits to the famous Baie de Somme on foot or by boat.
Would you rather discover the area by bike? No problem, Le Crotoy has many signposted cycling routes.
The market on Place Jeanne d'Arc and along the Quai Courbet takes place all year round on Friday mornings
A secondary market takes place every Tuesday during the tourist season, from mid June to mid September
Finally, it is also possible to buy freshly caught fish on small stalls opposite the port on Saturday mornings at the Fish Market
1. Le Carré Gourmand will cook you the best of the Bay of the Somme
2. Le Mascaret and its Picardy specialities
3. L'Auberge de la Marine and its inspired cuisine
May: jazz festival
June: La Transbaie walking race
July: 14th July fireworks
July-August: mussel fair
August: sea festival with parades of sailors in traditional costumes, musicians, market of regional products
December: Christmas market
Whether you prefer a hotel, campsite, bed and breakfast or holiday rental, Le Crotoy has a range of accommodation to suit all budgets.
At Evancy, we offer holiday rentals near Le Crotoy in the centre of Camiers Sainte Cécile in a 4 star hotel residence with heated outdoor swimming pool and only 250m from the beach. From here you can visit Le Crotoy which is less than 50 kilometres from the hotel.