This pretty family seaside resort, with its beach of character, its remarkable territory, reveals multiple facets: wild dunes, a long sandy beach famous for sand yachting, of course the pine forest and its small hamlets full of charm. Stop off at Quend-Plage during your holiday, about 30 minutes drive from your campsite de La Croix L'Abbé in Saint-Valery-Sur-Somme, between the Baie de Somme and the Baie d'Authie, in Picardie Hauts-de-France.
A seaside resort nestled in the heart of the Marquenterre
Located in the heart of one of the largest dune massifs in Northern Europe, the Marquenterre, Quend-Plage-les-Pins is a charming, family-friendly seaside resort. Don't look for clubs and trendy shops, here everything is simple, close to a preserved and authentic nature. With its 15 km of fine sandy beach, its cycle track which crosses the pine forest (unique on the Picardy coast) and its hiking, cycling or horse riding trails, you will enjoy the benefits of the edge of the sea (as they say there!). Those who like to fish on foot can enjoy shellfishing. With a guide from the Tourist Office, you can discover the breeding of the famous bouchot mussels. In addition to windsurfing and stand-up paddling, the most thirsty of land or water adventurers can try their hand at sand yachting, a real cult sport in the Hauts de France. It is certain that all the ingredients are there to make the moment magical: wind and immense stretches of fine sand!
An exceptional geographical location in a preserved environment
For lovers of wide open spaces and natural scenery, Quend Plage offers a breath of fresh air and a complete change of scenery. Here, in the absence of sunshine at times, silence and serenity radiate. Between Quend Plage and Fort-Mahon-Plage, get off the beaten track to discover the beauty of the countryside. The signposted paths of Royon and Colombier allow you to enjoy the calm and wooded landscapes. This natural dune environment, where the Oyat is king, is extremely sensitive. Many plant species colonise this environment, which is also home to numerous birds. This part of the Picardy coastline remains one of the wildest areas...
What to visit in Quend-Plage?
After having tasted the pleasures of the ocean, allow yourself a break in the heart of the resort with its pedestrian square leading to the beach, its magnificent Notre Dame des Pins chapel. There is no shortage of leisure activities here! Sand yachting, tree climbing, mini-golf, discovery farm, water park, 18-hole golf course, Rosalies, cinema, walking, cycling, laser ball, horse or pony rides. Ask at the reception of your campsite de La Croix L'Abbé or at the tourist office of Quend-Plage, which has the "tourism and handicap" label.
Photo: Marked paths of Royon (photo credit: Somme tourisme)