La Dune de l'Authie

Somme  >  France

A beautiful quiet walk with a mosaic of landscape and the possibility of being close to the birds. Possibility of a quiet walk because still little known.

Added* by Mauger Julie
Most recent update 16 November 2020


La Dune de l'Authie on the Picardy Coast, just before changing department, the Authie dune hiking trail offers the possibility of discovering the humid depressions with are very rich and have a specific biodiversity. Accessible 24/7 and many birds can be seen.


Français: Une belle ballade tranquille avec une mosaïque de paysage et la possibilité d'étre proche des oiseaux, possibilité d'étre tranquille car encore peu connu. Sur la Côte Picarde, juste avant de changer de département, le sentier de randonnée de la dune de l’Authie offre la possibilité de découvrir les pannes, ces dépressions humides à la biodiversité très riche et spécifique. Accessible 24h/24 7j/7



There is a well-signposted car park, easy to access and very well maintained.


Français: Il y a un parking bien signalé, facile d'accés et très bien entretenu.

Terrain and Habitat

Dunes , Scattered trees and bushes , Beach , Mud flats , Wetland



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn migration , Spring


Narrow trail , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

2.5 km walk lasting about 1h30 / often in the sand for the stroller it is impractical.


Français: Promenade de 2.5km durée 1h30 environ / souvent dans le sable pour la poussette c'est peu pratique.


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