The gorgeous Picardie region brings to the forefront, Cayeux-sur-Mer, in Baie de Somme, a spectacular place where pebbles are merging smoothly with foamy waves of the sea.
Huddled in Somme Bay, one of the most beautiful bays in the world, Cayeux sur Mer hosts a dreamy setting where the migratory birds, lush greenery and the musical spectacle of the waves, gives you an unforgettable holiday.
Cayeux sur Mer received this year (2015), the Blue Flag due to its quality. Equipped with a wooden promenade along its entire coast, featuring 400 chic beach houses, Cayeux sur Mer prides itself again with the longest wooden promenade in Europe. (1, 24 mile)
Cayeux sur Mer stands out also with its fascinating Belle Epoque villas, without which the region could not be considered an unpolished diamond, where the pure nature represents the ideal host.
Those over 14 km of coastline shapes Cayeux sur Mer into a truly delight for lovers of outdoor activities, hiking or sailing. To learn kite-surfing, at the famous school ‘Ecole de Kitesurf de la Baie de Somme' you will be trained by some of the best kite-surfing instructors in Europe.
As one of the oldest resorts in France and being initially created to serve as a health resort, Cayeux sur Mer offers an exceptional rejuvenating experience. Horseback riding, gambling in the casino, swimming, or beach and water sports, are again a few activities that will make your stay in Cayeux sur Mer more than exciting.
Further, Cayeux-sur-mer boots with its outstanding lunar landscape of Le Hourdel Port, where with a bit of luck, you will be able to admire and photograph the suberbly seal colonies or the alluring quicksand.
# To photograph the seals from Hourdel, is necessary to go around 9 am, when they come with the tide.
# Respect the minimum distance of 300 meters to be safe. Seals might feel threatened and thus abandon their cubs.
# It is recommended to opt for a local travel guide that will lead you precisely where the seals come and also will give you valuable information about the area and its surroundings.
The scenery lined up by Cayeux sur Mer summarizes the essence of life and beauty in its purest form: first class edifices, museums with priceless heritage, sea’s freshness, lush gardens and songbirds.
Benoit Champy is a genuine lifeboat from 20 th century.
The Casino is the only casino in all the Picardie region. You'll find dancers too.
Hourdel Port is the perfect place for an authentical experience. You'll catch up some unbelievable sunsets and if you're lucky enough, you will see some playful seals and the outstanding show offered by the moving sands.