Endless beaches

Normandy beach at Donville

The coastline in Normandy stretches from bay at Mont St Michel, up to Cherbourg, along the D-Day landing beaches, to Le Havre, Dieppe and beyond. The Alabaster Coast which starts just north of Le Havre in Upper Normandy is characterised by the imposing white cliffs and white shingle. The D-Day landing beaches of Sword, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Utah offer a different perspective and are a reminder of the significant role they played in the events of 1944.

Closer to the gite is the Côte des Havres (the Harbour Coast) which stretches from Granville to Carteret. As well as 8 harbours, this coast is known for its sandy and shingle beaches and low dunes behind which nestle quaint villages. The nearest beach is at Saint-Martin de Bréhal which is just 15km/9 miles away. At high tide you can still stroll along the wide pedestrian walkway which runs in front of the seaside properties.  Bréhal has a number of shops and bars where you can enjoy a meal, snack or a refreshing drink.

Other coasts include the Cotentin (or Cherbourg) Peninsula, the Bay of Mont St Michel and the Côte Fleurie.

For those who enjoy being by the sea, the beaches in Normandy offer the perfect destination to explore and enjoy the coastline.