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8 activities do to in Hardelot and around

If you want to get some fresh air and change your environment in the heart of the Hauts de France, the seaside resort of Hardelot offers a multitude of choices of activities to do, with your family or as a couple. It is only 1.5 hours from Lille, 2 hours 40 minutes from Paris and 3 hours from Brussels by car.

Whether you prefer sport or relaxation, this town, located between Boulogne sur Mer and Le Touquet, will satisfy you.

  • Contemplating the sea view

What could be nicer than watching the sunset as a couple, hand in hand, with your feet in the sand? Did you know that in the north, there are the largest sandy beaches in France.

During the day, you can take a bucket and shovel with your children and build beautiful sand castles on these stretches of beach.

  • Bike ride

The Opal Coast has many nature spots with bicycle routes. Cycling is a gentle and ecological way to get around. Moreover, it is very practical to sneak into the most beautiful hidden places. However, you must be prepared for the difference in altitude, which can vary greatly from one place to another.

The best way to have a good time is to rent electric bikes. There are some everywhere on the coast but we suggest you the Hardelot bikes, which are brand new and clean.

  • Hiking

The national forest of Hardelot but also the hiking trails GR are very numerous on the coast. Ranging from 1 to 20 kilometers long, there is something for everyone, from the novice to the more advanced.

  • The Bay of the Canche from Camiers is 6km5 long, and crosses the nature reserve of Camiers.

  • Hardelot-Plage - Étaples, 20 km long, will take you through the dirt and sand paths, passing by the dunes of Mont Saint Frieux.

You will have to think about bringing a small snack and a bottle of water during the hot periods. You'll be ready to go on an adventure in the wilderness.

  • Outdoor sports courses

Are you more of a land or sea person? The activities are varied and whatever your preference, you will find what you are looking for.

If you want to relax as a couple, you can get a massage in a wellness center or practice yoga in Verlincthun.

For a little more thrill, sand yachting can be practiced at any age and will allow you to enjoy the fresh air of the sea and at the same time work your arms.

Speaking of arms, tennis courts and golf courses are located in Hardelot and Le Touquet. It will be the occasion to enjoy a moment of fun with friends.

  • Amusement parks

Thanks to its location, the Opal Coast has many centers that deal with the marine world. First of all, there is the inevitable Nausicaa, which is the biggest aquarium in Europe and which is located in Boulogne-sur-Mer. It is a very good activity for families or couples, which will take you several hours of your day, with shows and animations. You can even leave with a small souvenir.

On the same theme you can visit the fishing museum in Etaples called Maréis.

In the same theme, but with more laughter, children and adults will be able to play roller coasters in the Bagatelle park in Merlimont. There is something for all tastes and all ages. The park keeps reinventing itself season after season.

  • For the little ones

Several playgrounds are specially designed for the little ones. They will be able to have a good time with each other, accompanied by their parents. You can let your children play in the children's garden in Hardelot in complete serenity.

In another register, in contact with nature, it will be possible to make an initiation to the pony for the children, and to the horse for the adults at the equestrian center of Hardelot.

  • One-wheel ride

You are a little tired of cycling and want to try something new? The Onewheel is for you, it is a skateboard with a big wheel in the middle. This activity is suitable for children and adults, so couples and families will be delighted.

At the beach of Hardelot there is a small path on which the Onewheel lends itself well. You can rent one at Roue libre expérience a few hundred meters away.

  • Letting go

Finally, you can spend a relaxing moment in a net to read together or to take a Nordic bath with your family in the heart of the Hardelot pine forest. This is the case at Bain de forêt where you can enjoy a time just for you.

By Bérénice

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