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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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  • Good place to chill. With a nice view. Seals are spotted. Get food and drinks as restaurants are about 500m from beach. Things to get: - solid beach mats as the beach has pebbles. - don’t forget to bring beach shoes !
  • Beautiful cape, good parking, a little stroll to the lookouts. Accessible. Good view from the top, we could see England with clear weather. The beach is just gorgeous and huge (at low tide). A must see when you are in the area!

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