3 Reviews

Star Travel Rating


Review type



Date of travel

June, 2018

Product name

Product country

Product city

Travelled with


Reasons for trip

For some reason not many people know about this dreamy picturesque place on the border between France and Belgium called Bray-Dunes. Is it because the French are trying to keep it to themselves? Endless empty beaches with beautiful golden sand and huge sandy dunes covered in grass. What can be more romantic than a picnic on a nice sunny day among the dunes surrounded by peace and quiet and the most amazing view? It doesn’t even have to be in the summer, any sunny day in the spring or autumn will do nicely. A day out in Bray- Dunes will easily turn into an impromptu holiday. And it’s only an hour’s drive from Calais!

My husband and I went shopping to France and on the way back stopped at Bray-Dunes. There is a choice of accommodation: holiday apartments, a camp and a hotel. We stayed at the most convenient Holiday Suites Bray Dunes Etoile de mer . No check-in here. Upon making our booking for 1 night we were sent an email with a code to enter the building and the code to open a safe with the key. The whole process of getting into the apartment took less than 2 minutes. And the view from the balcony was hard to beat. Right on the beach, facing the sunset, it was an ideal place for a pre-dinner drink. And being at the end of the road meant peaceful uninterrupted sleep. We discovered several excellent restaurants on the promenade serving traditional French cuisine, all with sea view. But if you are staying for longer and get tired of French food you can always walk along the beach into Belgium and sample their cuisine!

Peaceful and quiet, ideal for beach and dunes lovers , dog walkers and picnickers. This is my discovery of Bray-Dunes.


Join the club

Become a member to receive exclusive benefits

Our community is the heart of Silver Travel Advisor, we love nothing more than sharing ideas, inspiration, hints and tips between us.

Come feel the love on a Princess cruise. You’ll enjoy the MedallionClass experience others simply can’t, and it’s exclusively for everyone. Visit incredible destinations and be involved in the best experiences around each one of them.

Experience more with Princess and connect effortlessly with the world around you, spend time away with loved ones, take a moment for yourself, and fall in love with your holiday of a lifetime, every time.

With over 20 years of experience, Wendy Wu Tours has mastered the art of creating exceptional, fully inclusive tours which showcase the very best of each destination.

Each tour is led by a world-class guide, who will highlight the very best of their homeland, and includes authentic cultural experiences so you are not just seeing the sights, but truly immersing yourself in local life.

Say hello to ease at sea. Ambassador’s purpose is simple: they want to inspire every guest to experience authentic cruising, effortlessly and sustainably. Passionate about protecting our oceans and destinations, their ships comply with the highest industry emission standards and there is no single-use plastic on board.

On your voyage, you will receive the warmest of welcomes from the Ambassador community as you sail upon the friendliest ships afloat.

This is a global co-operative co-owned by local partners using real local experts and guides, which supports local communities, environments and wildlife. It offers travellers quirky places to stay, activity holidays and learning experiences. Not In The Guidebooks gets travellers off the beaten track into local culture with day experiences and longer, immersive adventures.

From wild wellness breaks in Wales to painting in Portugal, sustainable adventures in Mauritius to food safaris in Brazil, this is immersive, exciting travel.

Seabourn’s five intimate ships carry guests to the heart of great cities, exclusive yacht harbours and secluded coves around the world, while two new purpose-built expedition ships will combine exhilarating adventures in remote destinations with the sophisticated amenities of the world’s finest resorts at sea.

From the luxury of all suite accommodations to complimentary fine wines and spirits, and a no tipping policy, Seabourn exemplifies the definition of travelling well.