The beach of Wissant, in Nord-Pas-de-Calais in France, is still full of WWII obstacles en bunkers. The sea is slowly pulling them in or digging away the sand from under them so the concrete structures seem to lie scattered all over the beach. Still, you can get a good picture of the thoroughness with which the German defence was prepared. And looking at this coastline, it doesn’t seem strange at all that they expected a landing at Wissant.
A little bit further inland there is a lake which was used as a second defenceline. Here you will find a few other bunkers. Regretfully, even though they are in excellent shape and undamaged, most of them are tilted forward and sinking slowly into the lake. You can make a beautiful walk down a trail around the lake and take a look at them.
|This bunker was put out of action|
|Bunker on the beach with pieces of the anti tankwall next to it|
|Find other pictures of this bunker on the net (12H59) and watch it sink into the sand|
These photo’s are from our trip in 2010. We learned in later years that the bunkers on the beach are removed. They are supposedly a hazzard for beach visitors.
Bunkers, Fortresses and Strongpoints