Cap Gris-Nez (50°52'N., 1°35'E.), a precipitous headland, is 50m high and steep-to on its W side. A light is shown from a conspicuous tower, 31m high, standing on the cape.
The CROSS surveillance station and a radar tower are situated close N of the light. Pointe du Riden, located 1 mile S of Cap Gris-Nez, is steepto and marked by a beacon.
Between Cap Gris-Nez and Cap Blanc-Nez, 6 miles NE, the shore is bordered by a coastal bank and several reefs, which extend up to about 1.8 miles seaward in places. Lighted Buoy is moored at the outer side of the coastal bank, about 1.6 miles NW of Cap Blanc-Nez.
Ce phare, mis en service en 1957, est constitué d'une tour cylindrique de pierres apparentes.
Son feu blanc est à 72 mètres au-dessus de la haute mer.
Sa portée est de 29 NM.