75 miles of coastline waiting to be discovered from Honfleur to Grandcamp-Maisy.
Long stretches of fine sandy beach and splendid resort architecture are just two of the many charms of the Calvados coast. Yet the Calvados coast is essentially a destination to indulge in life’s simple pleasures, such as a stroll along the shore at low tide, hand in hand, family fun building the most splendid of sandcastles, an initiation to a vast range of water sports in one of the coast’s many clubs, a taste of a delicious seafood platter over a fine sea view, a day spent shellfish gathering…
Each of your seafront weekends in Calvados, in the heart of Normandy, will resemble no other. From Grandcamp-Maisy to the beach huts in Ouistreham, via the Deauville boardwalk, Normandy’s coast is as diverse as it is engaging. Calvados boasts, not just one but three different coasts, each with its own charm and unique appeal.
Take a stroll along its famous “planches” boardwalk and admire the fine sandy beach decked with colourful parasols and lined with beach huts named after a plethora of famous stars of the silver screen.
Cabourg is a lovely seaside resort, the perfect place to spend a romantic weekend. Whether you spend the afternoon on the beach and its boardwalk or visit the casino and the racecourse, you will be charmed by Cabourg's Belle Epoque atmosphere.
The maritime port in Ouistreham stretches along the canal that links Caen with the sea. Since the early 1960s, this essentially commercial port has been developed to include an area devoted to pleasure boating, to the east of the canal, with a total capacity of over six hundred boats.
The site of a major German radar base, this small fishing village was subjected to the German Occupation restrictions. Liberated on June 6, 1944 by the British, it became the scene of the most extraordinary demonstration of allied military genius with the creation of the Mulberry B.
At the entrance to the Bay of Veys and the Cotentin and Bessin marshland regional park, the harbour town of Grandcamp-Maisy offers an original and lively stopover, far from the busy resort marinas.