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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pas-de-Calais

Merlimont has everything to seduce the whole family: long sandy beaches, nautical activities with the shovel, a privileged situation on the Côte d'Opale... in short, all the ingredients are gathered for a pleasant stay In this charming seaside resort. It extends over 2149 hectares, a huge playground shared between "the beach" and "the village" where the nature leisure and the nautical pleasures dispute your favors. Surrounded by a vast dune massif recognized as one of the most beautiful in France, the town enjoys an exceptional natural environment. A coniferous forest, part of which is classified as a biological reserve, enhances the dune. Ideal place for the whole family, Merlimont offers a double face between nature and coastline that will leave you an unforgettable memory.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude50.4552059 (N 50° 27’ 19”)
Longitude1.6148520 (E 1° 36’ 53”)
AltitudeFrom 3m to 41m
Surface area21.49 km²
Population3218 inhabitants
Density149 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureArras (92 km, 1h22)
Insee code62571
IntercommunalityCC Mer et Terres d'Opale

Nearest cities & towns

Cucq3.4 km (5 min)
Saint-Josse4.4 km (7 min)
Stella-Plage4.5 km (8 min)
Saint-Aubin5 km (9 min)
Rang-du-Fliers5.1 km (8 min)
Berck6 km (9 min)
Airon-Notre-Dame6.1 km (8 min)
Airon-Saint-Vaast7.7 km (9 min)
Sorrus7.8 km (9 min)
Verton7.9 km (12 min)
Étaples8.3 km (14 min)
Groffliers9.2 km (13 min)
Le Touquet-Paris-Plage9.6 km (14 min)
Waben10.3 km (15 min)
Campigneulles-les-Petites10.8 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

In the pretty seaside resort, all water sports are allowed. At the rhythm of the tides, you can enjoy its long sandy beach for a moment of relaxation on your towel, but also to practice the sand yachting in all seasons. Catamaran, paddle and kayak are also on the program of your stay. You will also not forget your bucket to go fishing or simply pick up nice shells when the sea is withdrawn.

Nature has also reserved some surprises. Also, put on your hiking shoes or ride your mountain bike and discover the sand dunes through multiple hiking trails. Easy, medium or difficult, the paths are of different levels to satisfy both novice and experienced hikers. A sport course is also available on the town. A mini-golf awaits you to play parties endiablées with family or friends.

In July and August you can also choose to follow the discovery visit in order to better understand the surrounding flora with a nature guide or you try to practice the maritime nodes in a dedicated workshop. Family friendly resort, you can practice many activities with family.

A wooden path, to the south of the town, will allow you to take a walk in the dunes.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Market on Friday.

At the end of June, the tournament festifoot welcomes lovers of the ball. This sports event brings together many amateur teams encouraged by fans in delirium. Festive and sporting day in perspective!

At the beginning of July, our dogs friends are in the spotlight with the Canicross. Masters and dogs compete in the sand dunes for an epic cross. An event not to be missed with your faithful companion!

At the beginning of July always, the strides of the Menome gather many joggers. Several versions exist such as the child race, the handicap race, etc... allowing everyone to participate for 5 km and 10 km of running.

Flea market at the end of summer.


Wednesday 20 september
Min. 9°C - Max. 17°C
Thursday 21 september
Min. 11°C - Max. 21°C
Friday 22 september
Min. 11°C - Max. 17°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Nausicaa in Boulogne-sur-Mer.

Ramparts of Montreuil-sur-Mer.

Fish market in Etaples.

Kites in Berck-sur-Mer.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Laser Quest
Sports sensations9 € to 20 € Berck (6.2 km)
Opalaventure - Adventure trail
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 23 € Camiers (13 km)
Bay of Somme walk with a nature guide
Nature and the great outdoors8 € to 12 € Le Crotoy (25 km)
Meet the seals in the Bay of Somme
Nature and the great outdoors4 € to 8 € Cayeux-sur-Mer (27 km)
Museum of Glasswork Traditions, from Egypt to nowadays
Arts and Crafts4 € Eu (47 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The River Canche
HikeEasy2h30Montreuil (10.3 km)
Epitaph Walk
HikeEasy2h00Widehem (15.1 km)
The Mont Saint Frieux Dunes
HikeEasy3h00Dannes (15.2 km)
Les Planches River via the hydroelectric plant
HikeEasy1h00Long (53 km)
Booneghem Circuit
HikeEasy2h00Nieurlet (60 km)


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