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Cap Blanc-Nez, Escalles

#1 of 18 in Nature in Hauts-de-France
Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
The white chalk cliffs of Cap Blanc-Nez create a visually striking high point where the sea truncates the ridge. Unlike typical capes, this one doesn't protrude into the sea. Instead, it forms a cliff topped by an obelisk commemorating the Dover Patrol, whose mission was to keep the Channel free from U-boats during World War I. Surfers like the rarely crowded sandbar, with its break that offers both right- and left-hand waves, but rocks and rips can be dangerous during high winds. Using our international travel planner, Escalles attractions like Cap Blanc-Nez can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Walk along the coast, then walk along the marked route. Slight elevation and after it wonderful views. If it is not raining or foggy, the success of this trip is guaranteed. If there is no strong...  more »
  • Amazing views from up here a short walk from the car park. We saw the white cliffs as if they were a short stroll away, but then we were blessed with calm, clear skies today. Worth a stroll to the...  more »
  • Very nice place for a visit or to do some hiking. With clear weather it is very easy to see the white cliffs of Dover.
  • Beautiful view and historical information available all around. Worth the visit.

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