La Licorne, a luxury campsite in Dunkirk
The city of Dunkirk (Dunkerque) is one of the most popular tourist locations in the Hauts de France region. With a rich past and culture it is also home to La Licorne, the loveliest campsite on the Côte d’Opale (north-eastern French coast including the Nord Pas de Calais). A member of the Vagues Océanes group, this establishment has recently had a significant move upmarket to offer you, in addition to its direct access to the large beach in Malo les Bains, numerous other advantages…
A convivial and authentic holiday just a stone’s throw from the beach
In Dunkirk, the La Licorne campsite offers holidaymakers and passing tourists in this Nord Pas de Calais town, the chance to stay on one of its pitches or in one of the holiday rentals. The latter are varied and therefore meet all needs. From the “Habana” bungalows with two bedrooms for families to the “Super Family” and “Tribu” for large families or groups of friends, you’ll certainly find the most appropriate option for you on this establishment!
The accommodation surface areas vary from 25 to 51 m², and all have an equipped kitchen and private terrace enabling you to enjoy apéritifs and meals outdoors. By opting for a “Top Presta” mobile home, you’ll enjoy air conditioning, a television and dishwasher. Once settled in, go off to explore the ultra modern water park on La Licorne. It consists of a large swimming pool and three impressive thrill-seeker water slides, including a Spacebowl and two colourful Slides!
One of the advantages of the Dunkirk campsite, is its direct access to the Malo les Bains beach over the dunes. Having crossed them, you’ll reach the loveliest beach in the Nord department, with a length of 7 kilometres and favouring numerous water sports, such as surfing, kitesurfing, sand yachting or windsurfing. You can also sunbathe here, admire the traditional colourful beach cabins, or stroll along the embankment whilst enjoying an ice cream or waffle…
An unforgettable stay by the North Sea
La Licorne offers you a multitude of services to liven up your stay. In the high season, a Kids club accommodates children aged 4 to 10 for games, creative activities and sports tournaments. The chance to make loads of new friends and have unforgettable times, particularly in the giant play area, taking the form of a pirate ship, located in the heart of the campsite.
Teens can let off steam on the multi-sports ground, whilst adults play against each other in a pétanque tournament. In the evening, everyone meets up at the bar, before dining as a family or with friends in the campsite restaurant. Several evenings a week, a show is offered by the entertainment team. Please note that there is also a launderette on the campsite and an outlet offering bread and sweetbreads and buns cooked on-site here.
A free bus connects you to Dunkirk city centre. If you wish, you can also get on your bike and take on the 237 kilometres of cycle routes in Flanders. During your stay, don’t delay in discovering the Parc du Vent in Dunkirk either. An invigorating journey in the heart of a protected area of 28 hectares, ideal for observing the coastline’s flora and fauna.
The Hauts de France region, an out-of-the-ordinary exotic destination
Around the campsites, tourist attractions are as numerous as they are varied. In Dunkirk for example, don’t miss the visit to the museum “1940/Opération Dynamo” (Operation Dynamo) which recounts the extraordinary evacuation of 338,000 allied soldiers. Faced with the German advance from 26th May 1940 to 4th June 1940, they were aboard a fleet of more than 800 boats.
Also go to the Aquarium de Dunkerque (Dunkirk Aquarium) to admire aquatic flora and fauna from across the entire world. Located 500 metres from the sea, here you come across exotic fish: clown fish, surgeonfish, anemones and coral, stingrays and turbots from the North Sea, or even piranhas and freshwater tortoises. In Gravelines, a riding school, animal farm and adventure park await you for a treetop adventure course, mini golf or try your hand at archery.
Lastly make the most of your stay in the Hauts de France region, to go to Lille or Belgium. Brussels, a convivial and warm city in the land of chips, beer and chocolate. Walk through the Grande Place square, find the famous Manneken Pis statue and stroll around the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert shopping arcades. Visit the Magritte Museum (containing paintings by the surrealist artist Magritte) and the other museums within the Royal Museums of Fine Arts. Finally succumb to the bucolic charm of the port cities of Ghent and Bruges, and make wonderful memories of canal trips through these cities in Belgium.