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Beaches on the seaside resorts of the Calvados department in France

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Map of Calvados beaches and seaside destinationsHonfleur Benerville Tourgeville Blonville Villerville Villers sur Mer Hermanville sur Mer Lion sur Mer St Aubin sur Mer Courseulles sur Mer Arromanches les Bains Colleville sur Mer St Laurent sur Mer Vierville sur Mer Graye sur Mer Trouville sur Mer Deauville Ouistreham Cabourg Houlgate Colleville Montgomery Langrune sur Mer Bernieres sur Mer Luc sur Mer Varaville Franceville Longues sur Mer Manche beaches Normandy

The coastline of Calvados in Normandy extends over 120 kilometers from Honfleur to north of Isigny sur Mer to the south. We find many seaside destinations in Calvados with immense sand beaches and beautiful norman villas on the seafront. The most well-known destinations are found in Deauville, Cabourg or Quistreham. Next to these stars of Calvados are many smaller destinations waiting to be discovered and ideal for a calm vacation and far from the crowds that we find on the Mediterranean beaches.

The beaches in Calvados are best when discovered at low tide so you can see the vast stretch of sand that becomes a real playing field for kids (beach games, shellfishing, swimming).

The Norman Coast in Calvados is divided into three zones. The Cote Fleurie which is found around Deauville. It is the most hip coast and the most reputed. Cote Nacre is found in the suburbs of Caen and is very authentic and familial. Cote du Bessin is full of history with the beaches of Debarquement. The coastline is more rough with its high cliffs.

To the west, you reach the beaches of the Manche department and the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel.

List of beaches on the seaside resorts of the Calvados department

Beaches in Deauville

Beaches in Deauville (Calvados)

Located on the Cote Fleurie, Deauville is without a doubt the most fashionable destination on this coast that extends to Villerville in Cabourg.

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Beaches in Trouville-sur-Mer

Beaches in Trouville-sur-Mer (Calvados)

Located next to Deauville on the Cote Fleurie in Normandy, the seaside destination of Trouville has many resemblances with its neighbor.

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Beaches in Luc-sur-Mer

Beaches in Luc-sur-Mer (Calvados)

Luc-sur-Mer is a small seaside resort located in the department of Calvados, south of the Seine Bay and in the heart of the Côte de Nacre. The city of Caen is located about fifteen kilometers from there.

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Beaches in Langrune-sur-Mer

Beaches in Langrune-sur-Mer (Calvados)

Langrune was nicknamed « the children’s beach » in the 50s for its tranquility and friendliness and it does not fall in its reputation since a few decades later it is still as popular.

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Beaches in Ouistreham

Beaches in Ouistreham (Calvados)

The seaside resort of Ouistreham is located in the department of Calvados in France. It played an important role during the Second World War and its territory is located on Sword Beach.

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Beaches in Colleville-Montgomery

Beaches in Colleville-Montgomery (Calvados)

Colleville-Montgomery is a small village of Calvados by the sea, in Basse-Normandie. Located on the Côte de Nacre, it remained in history for its beach which was one of the 5 landing beaches during the Second World War

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Beaches in Cabourg

Beaches in Cabourg (Calvados)

The seaside destination of Cabourg is without a doubt the star of the Cote Fleurie. Known for its romanticism and architecture, it is full of charm and attracts numerous tourists all year long.

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Beaches in Bernières-sur-Mer

Beaches in Bernières-sur-Mer (Calvados)

The little resort of Bernières-sur-Mer is famous for being part of the Juno Beach area, one of the five allied landing beaches. The village retains its authenticity with its beautiful villas.

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Beaches in Houlgate

Beaches in Houlgate (Calvados)

The resort of Houlgate is situated in Normandy, in the heart of the Pays d'Auge. There is a large sandy beach in Houlgate divided into two sectors.

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Beaches in Honfleur

Beaches in Honfleur (Calvados)

Honfleur is today a reputed seaside destination of Normandy in France. Its seafront is located at less than two kilometers from the historic downtown area and is located at the entrance of the estuary of the Seine across from Havre.

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Beaches in Varaville

Beaches in Varaville (Calvados)

The small seaside resort of Varaville is located in the department of Calvados, on the Côte Fleurie, in Pays d’Auge. It is not far from Cabourg.

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Beaches in Merville-Franceville-Plage

Beaches in Merville-Franceville-Plage (Calvados)

Merville-Franceville-Plage is a seaside resort of Côte Fleurie. It is located less than ten kilometers from Cabourg, on the shores of the bay of Orne.

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Beaches in Benerville-sur-Mer

Beaches in Benerville-sur-Mer (Calvados)

Small seaside resort of Calvados and adjoining the famous seaside resort of Deauville, Benerville-sur-Mer is the favorite destination for tourists wanting to enjoy the Channel and the beautiful landscapes of Lower Normandy while avoiding the crowds.

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Beaches in Tourgéville

Beaches in Tourgéville (Calvados)

Bordering the famous Normandy resort of Deauville, Tourgéville offers a pleasant coastline on the Côte Fleurie shared with the resort of Bénerville sur Mer in the department of Calvados.

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Beaches in Blonville-sur-Mer

Beaches in Blonville-sur-Mer (Calvados)

The small seaside resort of Blonville-sur-Mer is located in the Calvados department in Lower Normandy, less than 5 km from Deauville.

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Beaches in Villers-sur-Mer

Beaches in Villers-sur-Mer (Calvados)

Located in the department of Calvados, in Basse-Normandie, the seaside resort of Villers-sur-Mer is a quiet destination, 10 kilometres away from Deauville and Cabourg.

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Beaches in Hermanville-sur-Mer

Beaches in Hermanville-sur-Mer (Calvados)

Located on the Côte de Nacre and about 15 km from the city of Caen, the small resort of Hermanville-sur-Mer is a haven of peace with well-known architecture.

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Beaches in Villerville

Beaches in Villerville (Calvados)

Old fishing village that has become a trendy destination, Villerville is without a doubt one of the most authentic seaside resorts on the Côte Fleurie.

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Beaches in Cricqueboeuf

Beaches in Cricqueboeuf (Calvados)

Cricqueboeuf is a very small village situated in the department of Calvados, in Basse-Normandie. It is famous for the beautiful church Saint-Martin.

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Beaches in Pennedepie

Beaches in Pennedepie (Calvados)

It is in the department of Calvados, on the Côte Fleurie, that we have the small village of Pennedepie. This charming village, situated in border of the Baie de Seine and not far from Honfleur.

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Beaches in Lion-sur-Mer

Beaches in Lion-sur-Mer (Calvados)

Lion-sur-Mer is a seaside resort of Calvados located at the edge of the Channel and belonging to the Côte de Nacre. It is at 15 km from Caen and offers a vaste sandy beach which ends west with nice cliffs.

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Beaches in Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer

Beaches in Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer (Calvados)

The small seaside resort of Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, in the Calvados, is a town belonging to the Côte de Nacre and that we nickname here « the queen of iodine ».

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Beaches in Courseulles-sur-Mer

Beaches in Courseulles-sur-Mer (Calvados)

The seaside resort of Courseulles-sur-Mer is a haven of peace located in Normandy (North of France). Courseulles is two kilometres long with sandy beaches.

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Beaches in Arromanches-les-Bains

Beaches in Arromanches-les-Bains (Calvados)

Arromanches-les-Bains is a “must-see” in Normandy. Yet little known! This resort has been instrumental in the landing of June 1944.

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Beaches in Graye-sur-Mer

Beaches in Graye-sur-Mer (Calvados)

The beach of Graye sur Mer extends on 3 km. East, it begins in the extension of the beach of Courseulles sur Mer (sector of the Juno beach center) and ends west on the beach of Ver-sur-Mer.

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Beaches in Colleville-sur-Mer

Beaches in Colleville-sur-Mer (Calvados)

Colleville sur Mer is famous for its Omaha Beach where the allies landed on June 6, 1944. It is here that we find the American cemetery just a few steps from the beach on the cliffs of Colleville.

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Beaches in Longues-sur-Mer

Beaches in Longues-sur-Mer (Calvados)

Longues sur Mer is located in Normandy in the department of Calvados 8 km north of Bayeux. With its strategic location between the Omaha Beach (west) and the Gold Beach (east), it was in the heart of the June 1944 landing zone.

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Beaches in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Beaches in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer (Calvados)

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is in the Calvados department in the south of Normandy. This is where the American and British soldiers landed on June 6, 1944 at 6:30am.

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Beaches in Vierville-sur-Mer

Beaches in Vierville-sur-Mer (Calvados)

Vierville sur Mer is located in Normandy in the Calvados landing site. It is here that we find the famous Omaha Beach (actually three towns), one of the five Normandy landing beaches.

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Beaches in Ver-sur-Mer

Beaches in Ver-sur-Mer (Calvados)

Located between Arromanches les Bains and Courseulles sur Mer, on the coast of Nacre, the small seaside resort of Ver sur Mer is in the sector of the Landing of Normandy of the Second World War.

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Beaches in Saint-Côme-de-Fresné

Beaches in Saint-Côme-de-Fresné (Calvados)

Located between Arromanches les Bains and Asnelles in Normandy, the village of Saint Côme de Fresné is less known and uncrowded even in summer.

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Beaches in Port-en-Bessin-Huppain

Beaches in Port-en-Bessin-Huppain (Calvados)

Port-en-Bessin is the most important fishing port of Basse-Normandie. Strategic point during the Second World War, Port en Bessin retains some vestiges of this period as casemates and wrecks.

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Beaches in Grandcamp-Maisy

Beaches in Grandcamp-Maisy (Calvados)

Grandcamp Maisy is a Norman seaside resort in the department of Calvados near the Pointe du Hoc and north of Saint-Lô. It is an old fashionable destination of the Belle Epoque for the inhabitants of Paris.

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Beaches in Asnelles

Beaches in Asnelles (Calvados)

With its 400 inhabitants, the seaside resort of Asnelles in Calvados could go totally unnoticed. Situated in the sector of the beaches of the Landing , it is here that the 231st infantry Brigade landed on June 6, 1944 i the early morning.

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