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The Opal Coast is a French coastal region bordering Belgium, situated opposite the cliffs of the south-east of England, facing the English Channel and the North Sea.

The Opal Coast encloses varied landscapes like beaches, dunes, swamps, estuaries or cliffs. And notably, it is marked by the presence of two big cliffs situated between Calais and Boulogne: the Cap Gris Nez (literally grey nose cape in English) reaching 160 ft and the Cap Blanc Nez (literally white nose cape in English) reaching 433 ft.

The fantastic Opal Coast boasts 9 excellent wind sports spots; Bray-Dunes, Dunkirk, Gravelines, Wissant, Wimereux, Sangatte, Hardelot, Le Touquet and Berck. The white sand beaches have tides that recede up to 3 kilometres and strong winds notably around the Straits of Dover.

The 150 kilometre coastline is home to the first kite surfing park in Europe, optimally situated as the winds blow in all directions all year round. Not only that but there is a specific area indicating take-off and landing points for kitesurfers.

However, this spot is so much more than just wind sports, the combination of French, British and Belgian scenery have attracted skydivers from far and wide 

If you’re a wind sport fan then this is a spot that cannot be missed!

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About

The Opal Coast is a French coastal region bordering Belgium, situated opposite the cliffs of the south-east of England, facing the English Channel and the North Sea.

The Opal Coast encloses varied landscapes like beaches, dunes, swamps, estuaries or cliffs. And notably, it is marked by the presence of two big cliffs situated between Calais and Boulogne: the Cap Gris Nez (literally grey nose cape in English) reaching 160 ft and the Cap Blanc Nez (literally white nose cape in English) reaching 433 ft.

The fantastic Opal Coast boasts 9 excellent wind sports spots; Bray-Dunes, Dunkirk, Gravelines, Wissant, Wimereux, Sangatte, Hardelot, Le Touquet and Berck. The white sand beaches have tides that recede up to 3 kilometres and strong winds notably around the Straits of Dover.

The 150 kilometre coastline is home to the first kite surfing park in Europe, optimally situated as the winds blow in all directions all year round. Not only that but there is a specific area indicating take-off and landing points for kitesurfers.

However, this spot is so much more than just wind sports, the combination of French, British and Belgian scenery have attracted skydivers from far and wide 

If you’re a wind sport fan then this is a spot that cannot be missed!

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