Mythical, romantic, sporty, wild: the Normandy beaches are many and have so much to offer. Only 2 hours from Paris, they charm as much by their beauty as by their dynamism. Merville-Franceville-Plage, Varaville, Cabourg et Houlgate, make your choice because it's time to enjoy the benefits of the sea! 

Fine sandy beaches

Located between the estuaries for the Touques and Orne, the Normandy beaches stretch as far as the eye can see. On our territory, the coast brings together four municipalities ready to welcome you throughout the year, whatever the season! Spring, summer, autumn, winter, treat yourself to a moment of relaxation, lying on your towel. How good it is to breathe the sea air!


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The tides and coefficients constantly changing the landscape. Sometimes high, sometimes low, the tide punctuates the day with the comings and goings of the sea.

romantic and poetic

On our beaches, lovers will be lulled by the lapping of the waves and the breathtaking panorama of the the Channel. Wait until sunset, when the sky is adorned with flamboyant colors, you can only be moved.

On Marcel Proust Promenade of Cabourg, take a look at the Meridian of Love. It celebrates the “universality” of this feeling. The atmosphere is melancholy and poetic.

In Houlgate, the Roland Garros Promenade by the sea invites daydreaming just as much. The sea and the horizon on one side, the magnificent and imposing Belle Epoque villas the other. What a pleasure to stroll in this grandiose setting!

Plage des Falaises des vaches noires à Houlgate

Wild and wild

Another atmosphere, another landscape. Far from the tumult of the mentioned seaside resorts, the Orne estuary is also part of the natural heritage of the Côte Fleurie. Whether at Sallenelles, Varaville or in Merville-Franceville-Plage, the coastline gives way to a wild and unspoiled nature.

The dunes and the estuary are home to a fauna and flora full of surprises. It is a privileged refuge for Migrator birds who come to rest here. With a bit of luck, seals will show up.

To take full advantage of the wild side of the beaches and the estuary, take a path that will guide you from the Bay of Sallenelles to the Redoute de Merville via the ornithological reserve of the Gros Banc.

On the side of Houlgate, the beach below the Falaises des Vaches Noires is just as magical. Great walks to become one with Mother Nature.

Sporty and dynamic

In addition to being sublime, the Normandy beaches are an opportunity to fill up activities. For lovers of to board and snow sports,, several schools are based between Merville-Franceville-Plage and Houlgate and many nautical activities are offered there. flyboard, yachting, kitesurf, wingfoil, water skiing, towed buoys are just as breathtaking as each other! Yoga and water walking will also allow you to take a breath of fresh air.

For the little ones, beach clubs offer leisure, discovery and sports activities. As a family, the construction of dams and sand castles will liven up your afternoons, always in a magical setting. 

Water activities to try

By sail, paddle or motor: find the list of water activities to do in Cabourg, Varaville, Houlgate, Merville-Franceville-Plage and Dives-sur-Mer.

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