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Omaha Beach Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
#8 of 300 Outdoor Activities in Normandy
A must-see beach, actually a must-visit tribute to all the D-Day beaches across Normandy, enjoying the endless tidal landscape, feeling the freedom...
This was just one stop on a tour along the Normandy beaches, and whilst we have all read about the D-Day landings and seen it in television, only when you see the cemetery and beach first hand does it make you fee...
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Promenade Marcel Proust Cabourg
#12 of 300 Outdoor Activities in Normandy
Juno Beach Saint-Aubin-Sur-Mer
#16 of 300 Outdoor Activities in Normandy
All along, quaint towns and wonderfully clean beaches beckon.
Visited all the beaches by wah of the d day celebrations.
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Plage de Trouville Trouville-sur-Mer
#18 of 300 Outdoor Activities in Normandy
There is a air about the beautiful resorts of Trouville and Deauville with their fantastic clean beaches that seem to go on forever, with the boardwalks to stride out for that exercise or just sit and watch the nu...
A stunning beaches, lovely for a walk or a play.
Deauville Beach Deauville
#19 of 300 Outdoor Activities in Normandy
Beautiful Sandy beaches long and wide for anyone to enjoy Access is free bit the lucky few have small cabines each named after a celebrity Both my kids enjoyed playing there and giving bread to seagulls
Probably one of the largest and nicest beaches at haute Normandy coast... Billions of shells building the coastline where the waves are breaking.
Pointe D'Agon Agon-Coutainville
#20 of 300 Outdoor Activities in Normandy
Ouistreham Beach Ouistreham
#23 of 300 Outdoor Activities in Normandy
One of the best beaches in France for wind-based activity: Kite-flying of all types; wind-surfing; sand yachts and kite-surfing.
As one of the "D" Day landing beaches (Sword beach) It is a sweeping and wide stretch of sand.
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La Plage du Havre Le Havre
#25 of 300 Outdoor Activities in Normandy
We had an apartment with a view so it was a real treat to watch all the people strolling, skate board bike park for the teens, classic old cabanas for changing into beach clothing... the art was delightful and tas...
Rocky beach with colourful beach huts by day, vast stretch of smooth sand by dusk, with shallow pools and streams finding their ways back to the ocean.
Plages de Houlgate Houlgate
#28 of 300 Outdoor Activities in Normandy
Absolutely gorgeous clean beach.
Plage-Baignade Yport Yport
#31 of 300 Outdoor Activities in Normandy
We had a wonderful peaceful 2 hours here plenty to see the cliffs the boats, beach huts.
Baie d'Ecalgrain Auderville
#34 of 300 Outdoor Activities in Normandy
Pretty Auderville France Beach on the way from Normandy to Paris.
La Plage Veules-les-Roses
#38 of 300 Outdoor Activities in Normandy
Plage de Cabourg Cabourg
#40 of 300 Outdoor Activities in Normandy
Nice clean sand beach with lots of shells
Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal Brehal
#42 of 300 Outdoor Activities in Normandy
Plage de Barneville. Barneville-Carteret
#46 of 300 Outdoor Activities in Normandy
Plage du Plat Gousset Granville
#49 of 300 Outdoor Activities in Normandy
Les Plages Etretat Etretat
#62 of 300 Outdoor Activities in Normandy
The beach is covered with big pebble so I recommend sneakers rather than flip-flops.
Its a pebbles beach, it a long one and very peaceful.
Sword Beach
#63 of 300 Outdoor Activities in Normandy
If you are visiting Normandy and the Caen area, do some pre-reading and take a stroll on one of the landing beaches.
There is a cycle path that goes along the beaches all the way to Pegasus Bridge and beyond.
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Beach of Genets Genets
#74 of 300 Outdoor Activities in Normandy
Wonderful secluded beach
The Beach at Genets approached via Route Bec D'Andaine is a beautiful sandy beach with sand dunes as a backdrop.It has a small café which I believe is only open out of season at the weekend
Plage de Pourville Hautot-sur-Mer
#75 of 300 Outdoor Activities in Normandy
Plage de Cabourg Cabourg
#88 of 300 Outdoor Activities in Normandy
Plage de Collignon Tourlaville
#91 of 300 Outdoor Activities in Normandy
Plage, Agon-Coutainville Agon-Coutainville
#92 of 300 Outdoor Activities in Normandy
It was a pleasant beach uncrowded and claen.
Plage Des Bains Villerville
#103 of 300 Outdoor Activities in Normandy
Take a stroll along the beach and enjoy the walk!
Urville Nacqueville Beach Urville-Nacqueville
#112 of 300 Outdoor Activities in Normandy
Plage de Vauville Vauville
#124 of 300 Outdoor Activities in Normandy
Plage Du Tilleul Le Tilleul
#126 of 300 Outdoor Activities in Normandy
Le Tilleul beach can be reached by hiking from the cliffs or via a short drive.
Plage de Benerville sur Mer Benerville-sur-Mer
#141 of 300 Outdoor Activities in Normandy
Plage du Butin Honfleur
#144 of 300 Outdoor Activities in Normandy
The views from the walking path along the cliffs are even better (the path goes up from the beach).
Base de Loisirs du Mele sur Sarthe Coulonges-sur-Sarthe
#188 of 300 Outdoor Activities in Normandy