Dunkirk is a lovely seaside destination with 10 miles of white sandy beaches and 1,700 acres of protected parkland, the wonderful French coast of Flanders is a dream location for kite surfing, sand-yachting, cycling and hiking.
Spirit of Dunkirk !
Well known throughout the world as the scene for Operation Dynamo in 1940, Dunkirk is one of the few places in Europe that seamlessly combines a wealth of history with fabulous boutique shops, hypermarkets, delightful restaurants, a stunning golf course and miles of sweeping sandy beaches at the seaside resort of Malo-les-Bains. Access is easy thanks to DFDS’ high quality ferry link.
There are a number of places for visitors to take a look through a window into the past including the Battle of Dunkirk museum (Mémorial du souvenir) which houses a collection of war time relics and moving photographs. There have also been a number of memorials erected over the years to including The British Memorial, The Fort des Dunes and The memorial to the battles of May and June 1940 are all located within easy walking distance and pay tribute to all those that fought at Dunkirk. Discover Dunkirk’s maritime history at the Port Museum and on board the Duchesse Anne, a stunning schooner dating from 1901. Curious as to how ports work nowadays ? Take the boat trip on board « le Texel » through the impressive landscape of France’s third biggest port.