Evancy will help you plan your next holiday in Northern France. Weather information, best Northern France cities to wander around, best beaches to sunbath, best places to visit and golf courses, we have everything so that you can spend a wonderful stay in our beautiful Opal Coast ! This time there is no need to go to Normandy or even Brittany, Northern France is the perfect place for a family holiday whether it is for a short break or a longer stay.
If you're looking for your next destination and that you're interested in visiting Northern France then you should definitely visit the Opal Coast (Côte d'Opale in French). The Opal Coast is a fascinating place with 120 kilometres of beaches, dunes, cliffs and charming villages.
Would you prefer to go to Bray-Dunes, Hardelot or Platier d'Oye? Don't worry, we are here to guide you to prepare your next stay in the Hauts de France region. You will surely enjoy the peace and quiet, the beaches, the natural beauty and the famous french gastronomy with unique fish dishes and fresh sea food.
Northern France is full of beautiful long sandy beaches, perfect for walking, sunbathing and even swimming when it's warm enough ! The beaches of the Opal Coast are perfect for walks in winter and summer, for building sand castles or for shell fishing. The good news is that dogs are allowed on many of the beaches in the north of France. So you can stay with your dog in our holiday residences and go for walks with your doggie!
According to Evancy, the best beach in Northern France are these beaches:
If you want to know more you can read our article about the top 10 of the most beautiful beaches in the north of france. These are the best places for a lovely outdoor getaway !
The sport not to be missed in the North of France is sand yachting. It is a practice which is highly appreciated in the region thanks to our large sandy beaches and the omnipresence of the wind.
Other nautical activities such as kite surfing, paddle, windsurfing and surfing are also possible in Northern France.
Horse lovers will be pleased to visit one of the equestrian centres where it is possible to ride along the Cap Blanc Nez and Equihen Plage for example.
When we talk about the North of France, we think of the sea, wide natural spaces, sandy beaches, seagulls and fish, nature reserve, holidays... But the "Côte d'Opale" has much more to offer than that...
The Coast is like the Hauts de France region. It is a super friendly place where gastronomy warms the hearts and allows easy exchanges with the locals. There is nothing better than a dish of mussels with chips and a good beer to spend a convivial stay.
There are so many things to do in the north of France that a single article would not be enough. There are the pretty little cabins typical of seaside resorts, walks in the dunes or through the 2 Caps site (Cap blanc nez & gris nez). During your walks the colour of the sky will change a thousand time, the horizon will never be the same and you will leave with a ton of souvenir photos.
If you like to experience some special days, we have lots of events here ! The North of France is a festive region where people like to go out and meet up for special events. To name a few of them we have the kite festival in Berck sur Mer, the enduropale in Le Touquet, the carnival in Dunkerque, the sea festival in Boulogne sur Mer...many events that make life in our region even more enjoyable!
Each season has its own charm and it's great to stay in the north of France from January to December: the magic of the Côte d'Opale takes place even in winter! You will be able to watch the kitesurfers having fun in the waves, take a breath of fresh air, see the children running on the beach with their rubber boots...
What's great about the Côte d'Opale is that you can enjoy the sea, the beach, the towns and the countryside at the same time. And this is surely what makes it the ideal destination for a family holiday.
And how to end a beautiful winter day in the North of France? Go to a good local restaurant to eat a welsh with a local drink! Evancy is only waiting for one thing: to welcome you... in our holidays parks in Northern France ! Whether you are looking for a campsite in the middle of nature to do so camping or even a luxury hotel in a beautiful Domaine... we recommend you to stay in our hotel residences which are a good compromise with 3 and 4 star accommodation.
Coastal cities have an oceanic climate. It means that thermal amplitudes are low, winters are mild and summers rather cool, except during heat waves. Frost & snow days are quite rare so you don't need to bring your pair of skis even in the winter !
There are some prevailing winds from the south & west which bring relatively clean air and push the clouds towards the coast. If you move a little further away from the coast, the weather will certainly change, the climate becomes more continental: there is less wind and it is therefore a little warmer.
If you you to know more, don't hesitate to look at the Météo France website to get the latest information on the weather in the north of France.
The biggest cities you should definitely discover in Northern France are :
Need more information to organize your next stay on the Opal Coast? Below are the links to the main tourist offices in the region.
Camiers Sainte Cécile