Berck is a lively seaside resort on the Opal Coast and features a 12-kilometre-long Blue Flag beach ideal for sunbathing, swimming and sandcastle building. In the town centre, you’ll be charmed by flower-filled streets and handsome 19th-century villas. Markets, concerts and events like the annual Kite Festival give Berck an upbeat feel.
Things to do in Berck
Soft sand, calm water and Blue Flag status make Berck popular with families. Relax on the sand or rent one of the pastel-coloured beach huts that dot the shoreline. Kids love riding the colourful seafront carousel and playing on the mini-golf course. Boat cruises around the bay are a great way to spend an afternoon.
Berck’s town centre is brimming with old-fashioned seaside charm. Stroll along cobbled streets lined with historic buildings, as many have been transformed into cafes, patisseries and chocolatiers. Al fresco bistros will tempt you with freshly-caught seafood. Berck-sur-Mer Museum occupies the former police station and showcases a world-class collection. Admire works by masters such as Boudin, Manet and Tattegrain, then browse temporary exhibits spotlighting new and emerging artists.
Berck is a stone’s throw from Marquenterre Regional Park, a 250-hectare nature reserve made up of dunes, marshlands and coastal forests. Trails wind through the park and offer a chance to spot spoonbills, egrets and other migratory birds.
The seaside town of Le Touquet is a short drive up the coast and features beautiful Art Deco architecture. It’s a popular nightlife destination with plenty of bars, clubs and casinos to choose from. Nearby Montreuil-sur-Mer is surrounded by medieval walls and will charm you with its cobbled streets and historic architecture.
Getting around Berck
Berck is located on the Opal Coast in Pas-de-Calais, a 2.5-hour drive from Paris. The resort is compact and easy to get around on foot, with several pedestrianised areas, while trains run between Paris and Gare de Rang du Fliers in 2.5 hours. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is a two-hour drive away.