The Opal Coast lies on the North Sea coast in the north of France in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region. It extends from Bray-Dunes, at the Belgian border, to Boulogne, the border with Picardy.
A visit to the Opal Coast often limits itself to a stop at Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez, where the view of the English coast is the biggest attraction. In the best case, there is another stop in Wissant, the village between the two capes.
On our site we make an effort to show that the region has much more to offer than just the two capes:
The long distance path GR120 is not really maintained anymore, but the red and white indications can still be found in most places. The route automatically leads you through the most beautiful nature reserves. There are numerous other hiking routes.
As a quick introduction we present 8 photos, which show some of the places you shouldn't miss.
Dunes de Slack
The Opal Coast is worth more than a quick visit of the capes. And it's just across the Channel, easy to reach !
Hopefully our site can encourage you to visit the area !
Els & Frank