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Nature

Fresh air, panoramas and wild life

Nature lovers find what they are looking for in Dunkirk. Wide beaches, tracks in the sand dunes, nature reserves, parks, local wildlife… Make sure your bike or walking shoes are ready, and enjoy the fabulous nature in the dunes of Flanders.

Les Dunes de Flandre

Discover the preserved nature reserves

Along the sea, come and discover the preserved maritime and coastal areas that make this place a “Grand Site de France”. During a peaceful walk, admire the changing colours of our landscape, and enjoy the variety of views.

You can also ride along the numerous bike paths, many of them are very safe, separated from the streets.

During your walk, you will be surprised to see remnants of World War II, as bunkers, shipwrecks and fortifications appear on the beach or in the dunes.

You can find these wild environments between Dunkirk and the Belgian border, and on the Gravelines beaches.