Cayeux-sur-Mer is a seaside resort at the mouth of the Bay of the Somme and is only 7 km from La Croix L'Abbé campsite. With its 14 kilometres of beach, its cabins lined up along the seafront, its diverse landscapes and its seals visible from the Pointe du Hourdel, Cayeux is a must for all holidaymakers looking for wide open spaces, serenity and curiosity.
You have the choice of a sandy or pebble beach
The beach of Cayeux-sur-Mer covers 14 km of coastline up to the famous Pointe Hourdel in the Baie de Somme.
Close to the centre, a few steps from the Casino and after swimming, you will enjoy the favourite spot of holidaymakers, the Chemin de Planches de Cayeux. It is bordered by more than 400 beach huts and has the particularity of being the longest in Europe.
In Cayeux-sur-Mer, there is also sailing, but not just any sailing! In addition to catamaran, kayak and stand up paddle, you can learn and practice kite surfing which is an essential activity of the Bay of the Somme and which every year makes more and more followers.
Cayeux sur Mer, a history...
In the 17th century in Cayeux, 200 fishermen made up the population of this small town. There was no harbour and the boats were moored at the port of Hourdel, about 8 kms further up opposite Le Crotoy. At the end of the 18th century, many fishermen from the neighbouring commune of Ault settled in Cayeux following the disappearance of the Port D'Onival. Indeed the cliff following the erosion of the sea and the winds collapsed on the lower town and its port causing the exodus of 600 sailors to Cayeux and Le Tréport further south. From 1870 onwards, Cayeux-sur-Mer became a renowned seaside resort, and the famous "sea baths" became fashionable among the Parisian bourgeoisie. It is from there that are built on the seafront the famous beach huts and the superb villas "Belle Epoque" in the hamlets of Brighton and La Mollière between Cayeux and Le Hourdel. Cayeux has thus become the second seaside resort to be created in France after Dieppe.
What to do in Cayeux sur Mer during your camping holiday?
Walk in the Bois des Pins, also called Le Bois de Brighton which is a pine forest planted around 1950 to protect the dune between Saint-Valery-sur-Somme and Cayeux.
Discovery on foot or by bike through the sand dunes of the famous "white road" which is forbidden to cars and which links the hamlet of Hourdel to that of La Mollière.
Visit the Maison de la Baie de Somme et de l'Oiseau in Lanchères, between Cayeux-sur-Mer and Saint-Valery, to better analyse, contemplate and hear the Bay of the Somme!
An essential detour to the white and green lighthouse via the small fishing port and the Hourdel headland which announces the entrance to the Bay of the Somme. Here you will discover the largest colony of calf seals in France.