If you are looking for a place full of nature and with many areas to discover and enjoy, the Bay of Somme is one of the perfect places for you. The largest estuary in the northern part of France opens the doors of its more than 7,000 hectares full of life and options for you to enjoy tourism.
The Somme bay has a wide and varied offer of places and activities to do, where you will be able to enjoy both the heritage and the views of the coast and the Bay of Somme, which is a protected area worth visiting, on the English Channel and known as the Great Site of France.
As you can see, there are many places of interest to be found in the Somme bay, but do you want to know which ones you can't miss?
If we start with the villages, we must highlight Le Crotoy, a small fishing village whose lively life will make you enjoy your holidays. It's a natural beauty that Jules Verne had the good fortune to discover when he wrote Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas. Its coastline is impressive, as much or even more so than the tides that attract the attention of travellers. If you wait for the tide to go out, you can reach the long beach, or take part in activities such as boat trips or canoeing.
Next to the beach is the estuary of the Pointe du Hourdel, which has become the natural habitat of seals, the most endearing and numerous inhabitants of the Somme Bay. You will be able to get to know them in depth thanks to the activities that take place here.
Saint-Valery-sur-Somme is a village where you can enjoy the views and where you will find a port next to one of its most emblematic neighbourhoods: Courtgain, where its colourful houses and seafaring atmosphere will captivate you.
You can enjoy travelling from one town to the other with the tranquillity of a train ride. In particular, a steam train will make this adventure one of the favourite ones for the little ones, who will learn parts of the landscape without getting tired.
Mers les Bains is another of the beautiful pictures of the Somme Bay, where the colourful houses are the best backdrop for the star photo of your trip. And if you want a change of setting, the Château de Rambures or the Valloires Gardens, with a view of the abbey, will allow you to choose which of the 5,000 different species you want to take your snapshot of.
As for nature, we have mentioned the vast expanse and possibilities offered by the Bay of Somme, where you will find spaces such as the Fort-Mahon dunes and its beach or the pebble-strewn Cayeux beach.
It is not surprising that this area has a large number of animal species in its territory, including those found in the Maquenterre Park, an ornithological reserve to discover, which is an ideal place to go with the family.
To round off your trip to the Bay of Somme, you can conclude your adventure with a traditional menu with plenty of fish and seafood, but where one dish is the star: mussels.
A real treat that will make you enjoy the whole coastal adventure.