Le Moulin is a great base for exploring the sandy beaches and resorts of the Opal Coast. There is a real old-world charm about the coastline here and you can get to some of the best beaches within half an hour. Hardelot has a 13 km stretch of unspoilt sandy beach which is perfect for swimming, sailing, wind-surfing or getting to grips with a bucket and spade. Children love this friendly place with its candy-stripe beach huts and an idyllic day at the beach is complete with a visit to one of the town's many creperies.
Further south along the coast is the colourful seaside resort of Le Touquet, also known as ‘Paris by the sea’. It’s bigger than Hardelot and with its 7 km of sandy beach, exciting events programme, lovely restaurants and impressive sporting facilities, the town draws the crowds in the summertime. You can enjoy everything from boule to basketball on this seafront. In February the town hosts the Enduro Race, when over 1,000 bikes race across the beach and dunes. In the main square, look out for the grand casino which is said to be the inspiration for Ian Fleming’s James Bond classic, ‘Casino Royale’. The seaside town of Wimereux is much smaller but makes another great beach day for all the family.