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    Belle Dune, Northern France - activity holiday on the coast

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    Have fun on the flumes in the outdoor pool

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    Or enjoy the indoor pool, the choice is yours!

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    One of the typical self catering apartments at Belle Dune

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    A bright sunny bedroom upstairs in the holiday homes

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    Or the kids will love this twin bedroom

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    Enjoy the renowned 18 hole golf course with lessons available

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    The kids will love the sports facilities including football

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    Or perhaps you might all prefer a game of tennis

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    Why not head down to the beach for some watersports?

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    Or a little animal feeding at our onsite farm

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    Perfect accommodation for your family holiday in northern France

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    Enjoy breakfast overlooking the lake from your accommodation

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    Typical lounge to relax and watch TV after a busy day

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    Belle Dune has kids clubs & play areas to keep the children happy

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    Belle Dune holiday village by the coast in France

belle dune holiday village, fort mahon plage, northern france

Holiday Village Accommodation Summary (FR272) (click here for map)

Sleeps Bedrooms Bathrooms Pets RFH rating Other facilities Price Guide
up to 8 each
1- 3
pet friendly not yet dishwasherwashing machineDVD playerwifi internetcatering service
swimming poolgolf coursegymtennis courtkids clubclose to beach
website  link Click to visit partner's website for more information, availability & online booking telephone Telephone 0345 498 6602 for help, more information & booking - lines open until 10pm.

Located just one hour from Calais, Belle Dune is a delight, a truly popular and exquisite holiday village. A truly exceptional eco village that is secure, fully pedestrianised and tucked into a pristine landscape of pine forests, rolling sand dunes and wide, open skies. Just swing open the large patio doors of your holiday accommodation and the sounds of nature will confirm that you are in the verdant heart of the French countryside. It is the ultimate paradise for a fun filled family holiday by the northern France coast. The AquaClub Complex offers endless family fun with its giant waterslides, wave pools, whirlpool, sauna, steam room and more!
Smart apartments and Belle Epoque style houses cluster around two lakes, an indoor pool complex, sports facilities and a central square with bars and restaurants. Children of all ages will love the fun and games provided by their own kids clubs. At the end of the day, savour a delicious meal at l'Onagre restaurant, before taking in the fabulous entertainment provided on site. Alternatively, you can simply sit back with a quiet drink in the bar and admire views of the countryside, the golf course or the lake.
Belle Dune is home to the famous 18 hole Belle Dune golf course – one of France's best! With beautiful beaches accessible via train, and a mini-market and English pub nearby – Belle offers numerous types of entertainment. Located an hour away from Calais, Fort Mahon Plage (beach in French) is the nearest town to the resort and offers all sorts of shops, bars and restaurants, on the picturesque Côte d'Opale.
This holiday village is also available from one of our other holiday partners, Pierre et Vacances which is part of the CenterParcs group - book online 24 hours a day for added security & their best prices by clicking here

Facilities at this holiday accommodation in northern France:

  • Aquaclub water complex - Heated indoor and outdoor pools, giant waterslide, wave pool, whirlpools, sauna, Hammam
  • 18 hole Par 71 golf course. Golf lessons for young people (8–17yrs) and adults
  • Multi sports court, Basketball, Tennis court, table tennis, badminton, handball
  • Gym, games room, crazy golf, Zumba, bike hire
  • Kids clubs & activities, children's play areas, circus skills (6–12yrs), children's farm
  • Entertainment programme in the onsite clubhouse
  • Catering at the onsite restaurant called l'Onagre, or onsite bar if you can't be bothered to cook on holiday
  • Onsite shop, bar, internet access & launderette for your convenience

The kids clubs at this holiday village in northern France are:

  • Creches for Infants 3 - 35 months
  • Club Mini for 3-5 year olds - Handicrafts, activities, and sports galore are on offer
  • Club Kids and Junior for 6-8 and 9-12 year olds - kids will be entertained with kite flying, music workshops and one thousand and one ways to keep them out of mischief.
  • Club Teens and Fun for 13-15 year olds - provide your young adults with great sports, cool discos and beach parties to keep the boredom at bay.

Holiday accommodation available includes:

Houses (sleeps up to 6 or 8 in 2 bedrooms plus an alcove with bunk beds) - For larger groups, houses feel more roomy, usually with two floors, more than one bathroom and a good range of facilities. Typical Features & Facilities: 2 floors, kitchen, dishwasher, living area, bathroom with WC, telephone (payable), television, balcony or bow window on first floor and private garden.
Self catering apartments (sleeps up to 4 or 6) - The most popular holiday home category, and with lots of choice, apartments usually have at least one separate bedroom area. Some are duplex (on two floors) or have a mezzanine, or gallery space for beds. Typical features & facilities include: Kitchen, dishwasher, living area, bathroom, separate WC in most, telephone (payable), most have balcony or terrace.
Studio (sleeps up to 5) - Cleverly designed to get maximum use out of a compact area, Studios forgo bedrooms in favour of day beds, alcoves with bunks, or "cabin rooms" with bunk beds. Typical features & facilities include: Kitchen, dishwasher, living area, bathroom, separate WC in most, telephone (payable), most have balcony or terrace.

Things to do on your holiday in the north of France

About this region in Northern France: With easy links to the main channel ferry ports and four regional airports, travelling to your holiday destination is quick and easy. Superb beaches, Aqualand waterpark, Nausicaa - the world's largest aquarium and la Cite de la Mer make this a great destination. From fashionable seaside resorts, wonderful walks and rolling countryside to World War 1 battlefields and D-Day beaches, this is a region of contrasts.
Parc Bagatelle, Gunies - Guines has good access to a number of leisure and theme parks, the closest of which is Parc Bagatelle. This site has over 40 attractions including roller coasters, water rides and play areas – there is something for everyone. Dennlys Parc is also close by which is a good theme park for smaller children.
Nausicaã Aquarium, Boulogne-sur-mer - If you are after a city visit then Boulogne-sur-mer, just under 30 km from the parc, offers a wide variety of things to do. It is the home to Nausicaã Aquarium, Europe's largest sea-life centre, as well as an 11th century belfry (a UNESCO Heritage Site) and much more.
Bellewaerde Park - is a bit further away and will take nearly an hour and a half but it is one of the most beautiful parks in Europe, combining wild rides and wild animals (the park combines a nature reserve and an amusement park)!
Boulogne-sur-Mer Capécure - Something fishy going on? Boulogne-sur-Mer is the largest fishing port in France and the Chamber of Commerce organise guided tours of the Capécure where fish is auctioned, frozen, salted and smoked.
Le Touquet - is a historically fashionable town just over 60 km from the parc. From kite surfing to local markets, this town has a lot to offer and will have everyone in high spirits.
Aqualud Waterpark - If you are looking to make a splash then Aqualud Waterpark has over 2000m of slides and chutes, and even a water cannon to fire people into the pool! Or if swinging through the trees is more your thing then try Passion d'Aventure high ropes course.
Amiens - is the capital of the Somme department in Picardy. It is home to the largest cathedral in France – the Cathedrale de Notre Dame. Amiens has beautiful flower-lined canals; it is beautiful, town not to be missed.

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EVERYTHING was fantastic. The downfall was that very few staff members spoke English so with limited French it was challenging. This was a fault of ours though as its unreasonable of me to expect staff to speak English...I am in France!!! The staff regardless of the language barrier were always doing their best to help. My children loved the stay as there was lots of outdoor activities. Rating 5 out of 5, Oct 2015.
We - family of 4 with two teenage daughters - spent a week at the Belle Dune Village Club in the middle of October. We had booked a house for 5-6 people, with two bedrooms and a sleeping couch in the livingroom - perfect for 4 people. The house had a two up, one down layout: Upstairs bedrooms and bathroom (shower and tub), and downstairs an open plan livingroom with a kitchen corner and a large dinnertable and access to a terrace with a table and 6 chairs. There was also a downstairs toilet. Everything was clean and in order when we arrived. The bedrooms were fine, the "master bedroom" had a balcony with a beutiful view of the lake. Good wardrobe storage in both bedrooms and room for suitcases on the landing. The kitchen was well equipped, with a dishwasher, ceramic stove, and a rather big fridge. The TV had only French channels, last year we stayed at the Maisons de la Plage where we could also watch English TV channels. The house we got was situated in the Ile des Oiseaux area, where houses are placed round a small lake. Our house was facing the lake, with the first floor balcony and the terrace overlooking the lake. In October - out of the French and English holiday season - everything is very quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed the beautiful lake, with lots of ducks, geese, and other birds. The ducks expected feeding - and were very persistent when hungry, so we fed them with baguettes in the morning. The large indoor swimming pool was open from 2-7 PM. We didn't use the restaurant, but went to nearby Fort-Mahon-Plage to dine. We bought a family WiFi connection, which was fast and easy to use. We do, however, wonder why WiFi is not included. We much preferred Ile des Oiseaux to the Maisons de la Plage, and we will certainly ask for the same location if or when we come back. Check in and check out was fast and efficient. Staff was kind and helpful. Rating 5 out of 5, Oct 2015
We are a family of 4 just back from a week here, August into September. We stayed in a 2 bed house that was perfect for our needs. There is no oven in the kitchen, but we could work around it. The dishwasher was a great help! The TV didn't have any English channels, there seems to be mixed reviews about this, so maybe it's hit and miss, and yes, a step on the stairs did squeak, but it's nothing that going to ruin a holiday! The aquapark is a great addition. The outside pools and slides closed on 1st September, and the opening hours shortened. The holiday village went noticeably quieter on 1st sept too. The kids loved the wave machine every 45 minutes. There are lots of other activities to do and the week went too fast for us to do them all. My only regret is that we didn't have a lakeside house, next time, and I'm sure there will be a next time, we will pay extra for it, as it is beautiful. Rating 5 out of 5, Aug 2015.
The village was lovely and the facilities were clean. Kids really enjoyed the pool (aqua club), access to which was simple with free weekly pass. Our main gripe was the apartment. We paid for a VIP 4-6 berth. This accommodation was well below expectation. No way could you accommodate Six people. The kitchen area was small and had no oven. The beds were rock hard. On positive side it was clean and with exception of no oven, well equipped. Rating 3 out of 5, Aug 2015.
We'd really recommend Belle Dune. Beautiful place and lovely accommodation. Pool facilities (both indoor and outdoor) were excellent. Kids loved the mad wave machine. Would definitely return....and only 1 hour from Calais, so ideal for a long weekend. Allan, Rating 5 out of 5, Aug 2015.
My husband read the reviews and gave me a negative outlook before arriving. Villa great, good facilities, clean spacious (did have a 3 bed VIP). Lucky to be on Grand Lac and a view directly of the village. Don't expect the same variety of facilities if you have been to UK Centre Parcs, but it was quaint, quiet, and the beach is BRILLIANT!. Flat and great of a 22mth old and a 5 year old. Lots of space, lovely high street. The only negatives we have is there were NO irons left, and we had trouble getting change for the launderette. If that's all we have to complain about then I think that's great. Our children loved the Aqua Park, the restaurant was good and food was enough. We ate out twice in the high street of Fort Mahon. All staff willing to help if you try a little in French. Rating 4 out of 5, Aug 2015.
We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment, which had plenty of space and was very modern. We tended to stay around the village during the day (the Aquaclub is good, although with some slightly strange rules and there is bike hire, indoor tennis, pedalos, mini-golf etc and a kids club for younger children) and then go out for the evening to one of the many nice places (Le Touquet, Fort Mahon, St Valery, Le Crotoy, Rue etc) to both visit and eat. Eating on-site every evening would have been both expensive and would have become slightly monotonous!). The wifi was at best inconsistent. Overall, it is a good base for exploring the area and has good facilities, although very reliant on the Aquaclub. Colin, Rating 4 out of 5, Aug 2015.
We had a weeks stay 1st August 2015. The grounds and setting Is beautiful and the aqua centre is great kids loved it but sadly we spent every day in there as there was not much else to do. All the entertainment was in french and when my husband took the kids to join in a treasure hunt the man said it's not possible for English was unfair as we paid gd money just like all the other people. The restaurants on site are very over prices with little choice and only a buffet on the evening which was way too expensive for what you got with not much choice of food. Over all we had a nice holiday but that's because we made it fun and if we wasn't in the pool or in the room we went off site and found our own entertain at the beach or the fair. We went to a theme park on the last day called bagatelle which was good fun and worth the money. We stayed in a 2 bedroom vip house wich was clean and tidy with lots of crockery and a gd kitchen. The house was quite small but that didn't bother us as we only ate there and got ready to go out. I ended up cooking all the time as the food choice was not good. Overall a gd holiday as you have to make the best of things but if it wasn't for the aqua centre it would of been a disaster. I doubt we would return. Kirsty, Rating 3 out of 5, Aug 2015.
Ok, so the houses are a bit small, one has to make one's bed on arrival, and there's one issue of clean linen for a week, only. And if you do not speak any French you might feel a bit lost as the amount and level of English spoken is not great. And yes the Aquaclub is indeed in need of refurbishing, a slackening of the silly speedo dress code and some less uptight staff. Nevertheless, this place is lovely and relaxing. We stayed on the ile des oiseaux side of the property which is about a 10 minute walk to the centre but wonderfully quiet with only the ducks to be heard. Both Quend and Fort-Mahon beach are lovely, as is the walk there through the dunes. It is easy enough to cook up a dinner (a Carrefour Metro is minutes away) and we had some nice excursions to Rue and Montreuil. So if you can live with the downsides, there are plenty of upsides for a lovely holiday. Rating 4 out of 5, Aug 2015.
We were based in the Agausiers block next to the golf course, and our two bed apartment whilst snug was perfect for our family of 5 ( 2 adults, 8,3,2). We found the apartment to be well kitted out with crockery, cutlery and good quality furniture, it made it easy to cater with morning trips to the shop for baguette's and pastries, and evening home cooked meals an enjoyable feature of our break. We found the facilities whilst worn, were always available, the pool was the best i have ever seen(and the lifegaurds were very efficient), the small farm kept the youner children entertained whilst the go carts, football court and park were good for children and adults alike. The highlight of the trip for our children though was " la Petit Train" even though both beaches are easily walkable this sevice with the friendly drivers was fantatstic and certaily made it easier to transport various beach parafanalia. Quend and Fort Mahon beaches were beatiful and very child friendly with the two resorts offering a refreshing contrast to each other. All in all this was one f the best holiday we have had and we will definately be returning. Rating 5 out of 5, Jul 2015.
We had 2 weeks at Belle Dune from the 20th July. After reading some of the reviews on here, we were a bit worried as the last time we stayed there was 7 years ago. The reports of the village being run down concerned us but we didn't have anything to worry about as our accommodation was fantastic. We asked to stay at the beach accommodation as it's only 5 minutes walk into Quend Plage. Great for fresh bread and croissants in the morning, various restaurants and pubs in the evening and regular street markets. There was no charge for using the little train that runs back and fore the main village all day, which is great for using the pool and other amenities there. We had no problem reading the timetable. Our house was overlooking the outside pool. It was one minute away from the car park, less to the laundry and recycling area. I was surprised someone wrote that there was no recycling facilities. Also, someone else wrote there were no English TV channels as there were four on ours in the day and one or two more channels with English spoken programmes on at night. The house had three good sized bedrooms, a huge lounge and two bathrooms. We could not fault it in any way as it was spotlessly clean and the kitchen well equipped. I hope this helps anyone thinking of going to Belle Dune in the future. There was also a lot more entertainment on offer than 7 years ago . Rating 5 out of 5, Jul 2015.