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Saint-Pol-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Pol-sur-Mer in Nord

Photo is of Gravelines at 16 km from Saint-Pol-sur-Mer

Visit Saint-Pol-sur-Mer: highlights and tourist information

To Visit Attractions

Saint-Pol-sur-Mer is situated in the Nord department and Hauts-de-France region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Gravelines at 16 km and Esquelbecq at 17 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Pol-sur-Mer, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint-Pol-sur-Mer in Hauts-de-France.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 16 km (direction west)

The principal attraction at Gravelines is the fortifications, built by the Spanish...

See Gravelines guide


at 17 km (direction south-south-east)

At Esquelbec you can admire the Flemand style town centre with its...

See Esquelbecq guide


at 27 km (direction south-south-east)

The town of Cassel is built on the highest hill in the...

See Cassel guide


at 32 km (direction south-south-west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

The attractive centre of Saint-Omr is one of the best towns to...

See Saint-Omer guide


at 43 km (direction south), in the Pas-de-Calais department

Now officially listed as a 'recommended detour' town, the highlight in Aire-sur-la-Lys...

See Aire-sur-la-Lys guide
Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez

Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez

Scenery at 46 km (direction west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

The Cap Blanc-Nez and the Cap Gris-Nez are classified as Grand sites...

See Cap Blanc-Nez and Cap Gris-Nez guide


at 51 km (direction west-south-west), in the Pas-de-Calais department

Wissant is a small seaside town in the north of France which...

See Wissant guide


at 66 km (direction east-south-east)

The renaissance of Lille over the last 20 years has transformed an...

See Lille guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Nord

Map of places to visit near Saint-Pol-sur-Mer


Markets in and near Saint-Pol-sur-Mer

  • Dunkerque: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday (2km)
  • Coudekerque-Branche: market Tuesday (3km)
  • Grande-Synthe: market Tuesday & Thursday (3km)
  • Bergues: market Monday (9km)
  • Bourbourg: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Gravelines: market Sunday & Friday (16km)
  • Grand-Fort-Philippe: market Monday (17km)
  • Audruicq: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Ardres: market Thursday (32km)
  • Arques: market Tuesday (33km)

Hotels near Saint-Pol-sur-Mer

More information about Saint-Pol-sur-Mer, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Tourist attractions near Saint-Pol-sur-Mer, France

What to do at Saint-Pol-sur-Mer? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Saint-Pol-sur-Mer.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Beffroi de l'église St-Éloi de Dunkerque (Belfries of Belgium and France) (2km)
  • Beffroi et hôtel de ville de Dunkerque (Belfries of Belgium and France) (2km)
  • Beffroi de Bergues (Belfries of Belgium and France) (9km)
  • Beffroi de Gravelines (Belfries of Belgium and France) (16km)
  • Beffroi de Calais (Belfries of Belgium and France) (36km)
  • Beffroi de Bailleul (Belfries of Belgium and France) (42km)
  • Beffroi d'Aire-sur-la-Lys (Belfries of Belgium and France) (43km)
  • Beffroi d'Armentières (Belfries of Belgium and France) (53km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Caps et Marais d'Opale (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La ferme du mont des Récollets (27km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle de la Dune Marchand (12km)
  • Dune fossile de Ghyvelde (13km)
  • Réserve naturelle du Platier d'Oye (20km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des étangs du Romelaëre (28km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des grottes et des pelouses d'Acquin-Westbécourt et des coteaux de Wavrans-sur-l'Aa (40km)
  • Cap Blanc-Nez (46km)
  • Les Prés du Hem (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Grande-Synthe (3km)
  • Loon-Plage (10km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Pol-sur-Mer is in the north-east of France at 66 kilometres from Lille, the department capital (general information: Saint-Pol-sur-Mer is 241 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Pol-sur-Mer

Canton: Dunkerque-Ouest

Arrondissement: Dunkerque

Department: Nord

Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais

New region: Hauts-de-France

Postcode: 59430

Distance to Saint-Pol-sur-Mer

from Lille (prefecture): 66 km

from Paris: 241 km

from Calais: 36 km

from Nice: 894 km

from Bordeaux: 722 km

from Strasbourg: 473 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Pol-sur-Mer from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Armbouts-Cappel, Cappelle-la-Grande, Coudekerque, Coudekerque-Branche, Dunkerque, Fort-Mardyck and Grande-Synthe.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Pol-sur-Mer

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