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“Somewhere to go if you've a few hours before your return journey and your low on Euro's”
Review of Calais Beach

Calais Beach
Ranked #2 of 35 things to do in Calais
Certificate of Excellence
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Calais, France
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Somewhere to go if you've a few hours before your return journey and your low on Euro's”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you're stuck for something to do but your not wishing to stray too far from the chunnel before departing for home, a low cost option is taking a short drive to the beaches south of the port entrance. There's a mixture of beach huts and plenty of parking just in front of some white sandy beaches. Nice for a short walk and fresh air or just stretch your legs.
If you have a couple of hours then take a slightly longer ride south along the coast and you'll very soon see a large hill. On the top of this is a monument to the seaman / naval losses, the view from here is fantastic!, theres a car park and a breezy walk at a gentle pace to the headland (approx 5 mins walk).

Visited April 2014
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Knightwick, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“clean beach”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

Good beach and pier but be aware and careful of dogs fouling the foot paths, lovely sunsets to watch

Visited May 2014
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Bolton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“A good beach”
Reviewed May 20, 2014

not a bad little beach, a 10/15 minute walk away from the town centre, soft sand not to over crowded and busy. the only downside if it is one is all the passing ferries.

Visited August 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“A Pleasant Spot Devoid Of The Idiots!”
Reviewed May 10, 2014

Shhhhhhh, don't let the idiots know but Calais Beach really is a perfectly nice one. Calais itself is quite a nice little town and most of the people just drive through to the hypermarkets and beyond. The sand is clean here and it's just across the Channel so very convenient, you can leave your car at home. As someone has mentioned you won't get ripped off by the ice cream vans etc.

Listen the South of France it ain't but then you aren't paying the price to get there nor the prices to stay and eat if you fancy doing so. Food is a good standard, seafood excellent, particularly moules marinières. If you want a weekend that doesn't take all day to get there and get back and you don't fancy Ryanair cattle herding or Bognor then you can do a lot worse.

And if you're a ferry spotter then this really is a Mecca!!!

Visited September 2013
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York, UK
Level 6 Contributor
483 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
“Nice Sand”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

We spent a while on the beach at Calais. Wide open spaces and super soft sand. 10 minute walk from the twon.

Visited April 2014
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