Opal Coast in Le Touquet. Source: Depositphotos.com
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Last Updated: 23 November 2023


Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, often referred to as Le Touquet, is a picturesque coastal town located in France, less than 3 hours from Paris, Lille, Brussels and London. This charming destination, known for its sandy beaches, lush surroundings, and a wide array of activities, is a perfect retreat for travellers seeking a delightful blend of relaxation and adventure. In this article, we will explore the wonders of Le Touquet and its surroundings, as well as guide you to the best accommodation options in the area.

Unwind on the sandy shores

Le Touquet boasts expansive beaches that beckon visitors to relax and soak up the sun. The town's main beach, Plage du Touquet, is a golden stretch of sand that's ideal for leisurely strolls and sunbathing. Depending on the weather and the tides, the shallow waters make it perfect for families with children, offering safe and enjoyable swimming conditions. The beach also has amenities such as toilets, beach bars, kids' clubs, etc.

Sea front of Le Touquet-Paris-Plage. Source: Depositphotos.com

Sea front of Le Touquet-Paris-Plage. Source: Depositphotos.com

Golfing paradise of Le Touquet

If you are an avid golfer, Le Touquet is the perfect place for you. The region is home to some of the finest golf courses in France. The renowned architect Harry Colt designed the Golf du Touquet and offers two stunning courses: La Forêt and La Mer. Golf enthusiasts can test their skills against the backdrop of dunes, forests and the rugged coastline, providing an exceptional golfing experience. There are other well-known golf courses in the surrounding area, such as Hardelot and Wimereux.

Le Touquet-Paris-Plage Golf © Floflo62 - licence [CC BY-SA 4.0] from Wikimedia Commons

Le Touquet-Paris-Plage Golf © Floflo62 - licence [CC BY-SA 4.0] from Wikimedia Commons

Exploring nature in Le Touquet

An abundance of natural beauty surrounds Le Touquet-Paris-Plage. The nearby Baie de Canche is a protected natural area, teeming with wildlife, making it a fantastic spot for birdwatching and hiking. The Parc Naturel Régional des Caps et Marais d'Opale is also a short drive away and it is one of the most beautiful areas in Northern France. You will love this region for its authenticity and its diverse landscapes, including cliffs, wetlands and rolling hills.

Le Touquet. Source: Depositphotos.com

Sand dunes of Le Touquet. Source: Depositphotos.com

Adventure beyond the Coast

While nature lovers will surely find what they are looking for, Le Touquet has a range of other activities. For those seeking adventure, you will love horseback riding along the beach, sand yachting, or even windsurfing. You can also explore the charming town on a bicycle, discovering its lovely French architecture, its quaint streets and lively markets.

Le Touquet. Source: Depositphotos.com

Restaurants and cafés Source: Depositphotos.com

Le Touquet. Source: Depositphotos.com

The picturesque centre of the resort. Source: Depositphotos.com

Accommodation in Le Touquet

The town offers diverse accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets. You will find luxury hotels such as the Hôtel Le Westminster, mid-range boutique hotels and holiday apartments, which are ideal for families and groups. You can also find the perfect accommodation near Le Touquet at the 4-star Evancy hotel residence in Camiers Sainte Cécile, which offers comfortable flats and a heated outdoor swimming pool.

Hotel Le Westminster Le Touquet © Lycoon - licence [CC BY-SA 4.0] from Wikimedia Commons

Hotel Le Westminster Le Touquet © Lycoon - licence [CC BY-SA 4.0] from Wikimedia Commons

Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway, a family-friendly vacation, or a golfer's paradise, Le Touquet has something for everyone, promising unforgettable memories and experiences by the sea. It's a must-visit destination in northern France!

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