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Everything you need to know about Saint-Valery-sur-Somme beach

At the end of the quays of Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, below the old town, lies a jewel: the beach of Saint-Valery, with its little bathing cabins and its magnificent view over the Bay of the Somme, designated a Grand Site de France. You reach the beach by walking along the quays. It is located opposite the port, at the end of the pier.

CAN YOU SWIM IN SAINT-VALERY?

I'd better warn you straight away, swimming is forbidden on the beach at Saint Valery sur Somme! Why is swimming banned? Firstly, for safety reasons linked to the strong tidal currents, but also because of the average quality of the water.

If you're looking for beaches close to St Valery, you can go to Cayeux-sur-Mer, Fort-Mahon or Berck-Plage.

WHAT TO DO ON THE BEACH AT SAINT VALERY-SUR-SOMME

Not so good for swimming! Nevertheless, Saint Valery beach has plenty to offer holidaymakers. Despite its tourist status, the beach is still wild and unspoilt. The sheep in the bay are a real attraction. It's not unusual to spot grey seals at high tide.

People come here for the scenery and the walks, to enjoy the seaside on the terraces of the bars and restaurants, and to enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets on the Bay of the Somme.

Can I take my dog to the beach? Dogs are allowed on a lead, but not on the coastal path.

At the end of the Quai Jeanne d'Arc, near the beach, there is a large play area for children: a wooden castle with balance and climbing apparatus, slides, swings and benches for parents.

CANOEING AND KAYAKING IN THE BAIE DE SOMME

Would you like to escape to one of the most beautiful bays in the world? Aboard a va'a (a Polynesian pirogue) or a sea kayak, discover the Baie de Somme in the company of a guide who will tell you all about the history and anecdotes of this magical place. Departure from St-Valery beach.

  • Club de Kayak de Mer et de Va'a de la Baie des Phoques : 369, Quai Jeanne d'Arc, 80230 Saint-Valery-sur-Somme. Tel. 03 22 60 08 44 or 06 74 37 50 74. Website: www.kayak-somme.com
 
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Vous bénéficierez de mobil homes neufs. Ils sont composés de 1 à 3 chambres pour 2 à 6 personnes. Avec nos locatifs haut de gamme, tout est conçu pour vous faire passer un séjour tout confort à Saint Valery au Camping de la Croix L'Abbé. Votre mobil-home deviendra cet havre de paix que vous aurez plaisir à retrouver au retour de vos excursions en Baie de Somme.

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