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Check the state of the tide before walking there

Large boulders of limestone covered in molluscs look like cows coming down for a drink on the... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
Darlington, United Kingdom
black cow cliffs and fossils

We parked in a car park in Auberville and walked down to the beach as we were fascinated bye the... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2016
Camberley, United Kingdom
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29 May 2017
“Check the state of the tide before walking there”
3 May 2017
“Just a black cliff”
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

Walked from Houlgate nearly as far as Villers but not quite. Waited for low tide to make the journey back easier. And lots of fossils. Lucky find of an ammonite in the hard dark grey mud at eye level. One day will return. Take a...More

4  Thank VanDyck001
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Large boulders of limestone covered in molluscs look like cows coming down for a drink on the beach. nice beach walk.

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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Not that impressive, just a lack cliff so if you don't have a guide to understand what you are looking at you would probably not even notice them!!

Thank Kald06
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We parked in a car park in Auberville and walked down to the beach as we were fascinated bye the name of Falais des Vaches Noir. it is also fairly close to Ouisterham where we had arrived earlier and had a wait till our self...More

2  Thank swift-simba
Reviewed 18 August 2016

The town is most famed because the cliffs with fossils. I was curious to check the reviews of other travelers, so I was a little excited when, without much effort, I also found several large rock blocks with fossils. And my children were also interested,...More

Thank Dalmik
Reviewed 7 July 2016

This location -- it means the Cliffs of the Black Cows -- overlooks the English Channel above the charming town of Villers sur Mer and is a favorite launching point for paragliders, who need only unpack their chutes and stand up to catch the wind...More

Thank mizrae
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Great fun on a grey day with mixed group family. Teenagers and half heights both delighted in scouring the beaches and picked up loads of little fossils.

Thank Sammisam23
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We went fossil hunting as a family (kids aged 8, 7 and 4), and had an absolutely wonderful time. Though we didn't find anything spectacular, we did pick up dozens of fossils. Highly recommended - we will return.

Thank AnonymousInAmiens
Reviewed 20 September 2015

We accessed des Vaches Noires from a small car park at the top of the cliffs (a bad choice in retrospect) - we had a 40 minute hike down to the beach. The way was steep and slippy at some points. The hike would probably...More

1  Thank Tara K
Reviewed 10 August 2015

This is a great place to visit, especially if you have children because we (a family of four) ended up collecting a number of fossils which the kids really love showing to their friends! Just be careful of the tide rising fast in the late...More

1  Thank kattiris2015
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Loved walking the beach hunting for fossils! We were sceptical but had found a bucket-full in just a short time! A lovely long, quiet beach anyway, but even more fun when you're looking for dinosaurs...

Thank REN2
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