Situated on the border, just a stone’s throw from De Panne (4 km) and not far from other coastal cities like Koksijde, Nieuwpoort and Ostend, lies the charming French village of Bray-Dunes. This town is a resort on the Franco-Flemish Opal Coast in the French Westhoek. Here you get the best of the Belgian coast together with the northern French coast. You will be able to wallow in the rare authenticity of this resort, which is in full development. Besides the fresh air, relaxing on the beach enjoying the undisturbed tranquility, you can discover a large number of relics from World War II, mainly bunkers situated on the beach between De Panne and Bray-Dunes.
Between Bray-Dunes and De Panne there are beautiful unspoiled dunes which are part of the 565-hectare nature reserve of ‘De Westhoek’ / ‘Le Perroquet’, an ideal place for nature lovers. The wide sandy beach is also a major tourist attraction of this place. All possible water sports can be enjoyed here, from simply swimming to kite-surfing and catamaran sailing. Furthermore, in the “Espace Tonique” you can enjoy water aerobics, pilates and yoga or take can expressive dance class like Jazz or Hip Hop. Culinary delights can be savored at a variety of restaurants and brasseries in the area. Afterwards, you can head over to the cinema. In Bray-Dunes there is an event hall where many activities are held throughout the year, plus there is an indoor pool, a beautiful sailing club, mini-golf, tennis etc. .. For the little ones, it’s just 4 km to the famous Plopsaland De Panne.