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 Equihen Plage France

View of the beach at Equihen Plage

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The seaside village of Equihen Plage




Equihen Plage is a seaside village with a population of about 3,000. It is on the Cote dOpale between Boulogne and Hardelot Plage

It was originally a fishing village, The first houses were up turned fishing boats. They built a base and used the boat as a roof. Some of these have been restored and are used as viewing points. Others have been turned into holiday homes like the ones in the photo below.

One thing you notice in the village is the number of houses selling fresh mussels in the front garden.

Upturned fishing boats

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The beach you can walk along for miles just watch out for the tide


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Equihen Plage like most of this coast has a long sandy beach. To get to the beach you drive down a narrow twisting road along the cliffs.

At the bottom there is a large car park with a cafe and shop. You can just admire the view or take the slipway down to the beach.

The building in the distance are the resort of Hardelot Plage.

A house overlooking the road down to the beach

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Places to See in Equihen Plage:

1. Plage d'Equihen: This beautiful beach is a great spot to relax and enjoy the scenery. There are plenty of activities such as swimming, beach volleyball, and windsurfing.

2. Parc Naturel Régional des Caps et Marais d’Opale: This nature park is a great spot to explore the local wildlife and vegetation.

3. Château de Côte d’Opale: This castle dates back to the 15th century and offers visitors a glimpse into the past.

4. Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste: This beautiful church was built in the 19th century and is a great spot for a peaceful stroll.

5. Fort de Bresle: This 19th century fort is a great place to learn about the history of the area.

Nearby Places to See:

1. Nausicaa: This aquarium is located in the nearby city of Boulogne-sur-Mer and offers visitors a chance to explore the underwater world.

2. La Coupole: This World War II bunker is located in nearby Saint-Omer and is a great spot to learn about the history of the region.

3. Lille: This city is located just an hour away and is home to many cultural attractions.

4. Calais: This port city is located just over an hour away and is a great spot to explore the local culture.

5. Montreuil-sur-Mer: This charming town is located just over an hour away and is home to many historical attractions.

The silpway up to the cafe and toilets

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There are a few shops in the centre of the village

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The road down to the beach on Google maps


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