The Somme Bay, even better with a guide!
One of the most beautiful bays in the world with the biggest estuary in northern France, Somme Bay is a diverse landscape of marshland, meadows, sand and shingle, dunes and cliffs. It is a sanctuary for hundreds of migratory birds and also shelters the largest seal colony. Discover these animals on a nature walk, as you visit the sandbanks, mudflats and saltmarshes of the Bay in the company of a professional guide.
Learn more about the Somme Bay
La Maison de la Baie de Somme is an information centre that presents these vast habitats (cliffs, marshes, estuary and meadows), the seals and other wildlife, including more than 250 bird species in their natural environment, as well as local customs and traditions.
Observe migratory birds
The Somme Bay is a choice spot for observing migratory birds. The Parc du Marquenterre is a 200-hectare reserve of marshland, dunes and reedbeds, with hides dotted across a distance of nearly 6km, in which the guides impart their knowledge. The Somme Bay Grand-Laviers Bird Sanctuary, is a 40-hectare natural space in which some 200 species of bird have been spotted. It features 3 discovery trails (1km, 2km and 4km) and guided tours can be tailored to your wishes. Book ahead.