Don’t worry, there’s no need to be a sporty type to try Longe-Côte!
This is a walking activity that’s accessible to everyone, whether they’re great swimmers or not, super fit or out of shape. It really is a fun and original way to explore the coastline around Le Havre differently. A wide selection of trips set out from beach at La Havre (around 30 minutes’ walk from the NOMAD Hotel Le Havre) and start times depend on the tides.
"There’s nothing quite like Longe-Côte for clearing the mind!
It’s a perfect blend of effort and enjoyment and, what is more, you can take in the scenery!"
Recommended by Véronique, Manager of the NOMAD Hotel Le Havre
Longe-Côte: a new way of walking
Longe-Côte, or coastal aquatic walking, offers you a muscular and cardiovascular work-out that promotes circulation and enhances your balance and endurance.
It provides a moment of wellbeing with the relaxing effects of the water on the whole body as you tone your muscles.
Braver souls can enjoy Longe-Côte with a paddle and work their entire muscular chain (shoulders, arms, triceps, back...).
A beneficial and relaxing activity, everyone can go at their own pace and share the enjoyment as a group.
Another advantage of this sport is that you can enjoy it independently or through a club that organises ocean walks with a specialist guide.
Le matériel nécessaire
Don’t panic! Longe-Côte doesn’t require a great deal of expensive kit.
If you want to fully enjoy this activity, we recommend you pick up:
- a wetsuit: shorty for summer and full winter wetsuit at other times
- a pair of neoprene shoes for the winter
- a neoprene jacket for winter
- webbed water gloves to help with propulsion (not obligatory)
- a bottle of water
- and don’t forget the all-important hot drink so you can warm up after the session.