With so many great things to do on a day trip to 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 On A Day Trip To Calais
Enjoy The Crossing
As the famous saying goes ‘life is about the journey, not the destination’. The Dover to Calais crossing takes 1.5 hours by ferry and just 35 minutes by Eurotunnel. Meaning mainland France is more accessible than you may think.
For a comfortable family crossing we always use the P&O Club Lounge. Starting from just £12 per person you can enjoy a free glass of champagne, soft or hot drink while taking in panoramic views as you set sail. In addition to this there is a range of snacks to enjoy and free magazines and newspapers to read. It really is a much more relaxed way to start your trip.
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 on a day trip to Calais, dipping your toes in The Channel is a must!
Drive To Boulogne
A half hour drive along the 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 and if the sun shines then the miles of open sandy beach will be yours to enjoy.
Shop At The Wine Warehouses
Basically a sweet shop for grown ups, the Calais Wine Warehouse is a great place to spend an hour when in Calais. With a dedicated tasting room for you to enjoy make sure you’re not the driver on this trip!
For more great things to do on a day trip to Calais check out 12 Hours in Boulogne.