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Cap Blanc-Nez, Escalles

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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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  • We saw the English white cliffs exceptionnally clearly from that view point, it was really so very nice, and not too crowded either. 
    We saw the English white cliffs exceptionnally clearly from that view point, it was really so very nice, and not too crowded either.  more »
  • We hiked the GR 120 all the way from the Belgian border to get here, a great walk following the beautiful coastline...the cap itself is a nice viewpoint (but very windy, you might wanna hold on to... 
    We hiked the GR 120 all the way from the Belgian border to get here, a great walk following the beautiful coastline...the cap itself is a nice viewpoint (but very windy, you might wanna hold on to...  more »
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  • Great viewing point that is easily accessible. Parking is only a 10min walk away.
  • Splendid beach with a lot of variations, few tourists, large difference between tides, be prepared for wind, sun, water, cold and warm.

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