Fort Mahon Plage
Make the most of your camping holiday to visit Fort-Mahon-Plage on an exciting trip between the Baie de Somme and Baie d'Authie on the Picardy coast. With almost 20km of beaches lined with dunes, a wide array of water sports and a long high street that’s a joy to stroll along, Fort-Mahon-Plage is a lovely sea resort just 30km from your 4* Le Walric campsite!
Overview of Fort-Mahon-Plage
As soon as you arrive in Fort-Mahon, take a walk on Avenue de la Plage lined with shops, businesses and restaurants. Holidaymakers and locals love to get together here in summer and for the Tuesday and Friday morning market. Carry on exploring the town’s streets and lanes to unearth wonderful examples of interwar seaside architecture that helped redesign Fort-Mahon-Plage’s urban landscape in the late 19th century. It feels like a long time since Fort-Mahon-Plage was just a small piece of land “lost” in the dunes! Time permitting, make a detour to the Jean Marie Boulard Exhibition Centre to see artwork by local artists, photographers and illustrators showing you another side to the Baie de Somme. You can even buy a canvas if you fall in love with one! Feeling peckish? Make time for a foodie treat and try the famous Bouchot mussels, salt marsh lamb followed by a slice of traditional “gâteau battu” cake coated in sea buckthorn jam...
Water sports are always popular on the Picardy Coast during a camping break in the Baie de Somme! Fort-Mahon-Plage is no different and brings you a variety of water sports on the 20km coastline between the Baie de Somme and Baie d'Authie. On the agenda: sailing, land sailing, paddle-boarding, kite-surfing, sea wading, canoeing, kayaking and more. If you prefer a swim, the main beach in Fort-Mahon is just for you! Kids can take a break from building sand castles and swim in total safety or fly a kite in Picardy’s blue sky whilst parents soak up the sunshine. Popular family activities include walks along the dunes, shrimp fishing in the foreshore and watching the harbour seal colony in the Baie d'Authie!
The Dune du Royon and Dune de l'Authie, must-do walks!
Follow the 4km Royon hiking trail from the car park in central Fort-Mahon to Quend-Plage. Here you’ll find the protected Dune du Royon nature site. If you’re lucky and you visit early in the morning or late at night, you may even come across the local roe deer! An equally amazing walk begins at Fort-Mahon Tourist Information on the Dune de l’Authie trail (2.5km). There are information panels about the flora and fauna and an observatory where you can spot European tree frogs among the many birds here including great crested grebes, grey herons, thrushes and blue tits.
Things to see and do in Fort-Mahon-Plage
Try your luck at the casino and play on the slot machines, roulette wheels and black jack tables.
Have fun with the family at the Belle Dune aquatic centre with a wave pool, play areas, water slides, hot tub, sauna and Turkish bath.
Travel back in time to Fort-Mahon-Plage during World War II and explore the many bunkers along the coast.
Perfect your swing on the Belle-Dune golf course, one of France’s most beautiful 18-hole courses between the dunes and forest.
Pull on your boots, grab your sleeping bag and go waterfowl hunting at night in the Baie d'Authie.