With so many great things to do near Calais, and lots of low cost offers on cross-channel travel around right now, a visit to Northern France is always a great idea.
5 Things To Do Near Calais
Enjoy The Crossing
As the famous saying goes ‘life is about the journey, not the destination’. The Dover to Calais crossing takes just 1.5 hours by ferry, meaning mainland France is more accessible than you may think.
Brittany Ferries offering multiple daily crossings to Calais (and many other French ports) on comfortable, fun packed, ships – the perfect way to start your holiday nice and early.
Visit Naussica Aquarium
A half hour drive along the stunning Northern French coast, or a more direct 20 min drive along the motorway A16, will bring you promptly two the seaside town of Boulogne. For cold days there is Naussica Aquarium – packed full of amazing saline for your to explore – and if the sun shines then the miles of open sandy beach will be yours to enjoy.
Walk On The Beach
Often hailed as ‘Calais’ best kept secret’, the town’s fine-sand beach is just 1km from Place D’ Armes and if you happen to be there on a sunny day, it is definitely worth seeking out. Of all the things to do near Calais, dipping your toes in The Channel is a must!
Shop At The Wine Warehouses
Wine warehouses are essentially toy shops for grown ups, and the Calais Wine Warehouse is a great place to spend an hour or two when in Calais. With a dedicated tasting room for you to enjoy make sure you’re not the driver on this trip! This is ALWAYS to of our list of things to do near Calais when we visit.
For more great things to do near Calais, be sure to check out 12 Hours in Boulogne.