If you dream of exploring new horizons during your camping holidays in the Marquenterre area, be sure to head for Baie d'Authie! Open onto the sea, at the limit of the coast between the Somme and Pas-de-Calais, this exceptional natural site is a sanctuary for storks and harbour seals, as well as the kingdom of pine trees, sea-buckthorn and beachgrass. The Baie d'Authie is without any doubt a unique place to visit during your stay at the Paradis Le Royon campsite!
The scene is set for discoveries and adventures at the heart of the 2,100 hectares in Baie d'Authie!
At the heart of the large preserved areas of Baie d'Authie, between Fort-Mahon-Plage to the south and Berck-sur-Mer to the north, campers can enjoy all the joys of hiking in complete freedom. On your own or with a nature guide, set off to observe the incredibly rich fauna and flora: herring, shrimp, cormorants, gulls, Eurasian curlew, little egrets, European tree frogs, and not forgetting the seals in Berck-sur-Mer and a few couples of storks. Your journey will introduce you to the wide diversity of the landscapes in this vast area of sea marshes, which are covered by the sea at high tide. You will pass from salt marshes to “slikke” (saline silt), and from the vast range of dunes to the white sand banks along the water channels. These same landscapes once fascinated famous Impressionist and naturalist painters such as Tattegrain, Chambon and Lepic. It’s quite likely that you, too, will be charmed by the majesty of the site and captivated by an unforgettable experience!
Don’t miss in Baie d'Authie:
- You can watch the harbour seals and grey seals, some of which weigh as much as 200 kilos.
- Follow the fishermen’s path in Fort-Mahon to see the dunes being formed in the baymouth bar of Authie.
- Stop off in Berck-sur-Mer, one of the top seaside resorts on the Opal Coast.
- Set off to look for the abundant shellfish in Baie d'Authie.
- Try your hand at sand yachting and get a big breath of sea air!