The department of La Manche is located in the north of France in Normandy. In the west, it begins in Mont-Saint-Michel, forming with the adjoining department of Ille et Vilaine the bay of Mont Saint-Michel. The beaches of Calvados are located in the east; some are famous since the 1944 landing.
In the west,the beaches of La Manche stretch from Avranches to Cherbourg. They are mainly covered in sand and some stretch several kilometres. The southernmost beaches are subject to high tides, making it impossible to swim at low tide (the sea may withdraw for several kilometres).
The coast is wilder and more rugged in the east. There are many small coves.
It is also possible to visit the Anglo-Norman islands (Chausey or Jersey).
Please find below the list of the seaside resorts in La Manche that we have visited. We offer a presentation of the various beaches for each of them.
Granville, located in the Bay of Mont Saint Michel, is one of the seaside resorts in the department of La Manche in Normandy.More details
Barneville-Carteret is in the department of the Manche on the Coast of Isles in north of Jersey and in quarantine kilometres in the south of Cherbourg.More details
The seaside resort of Saint Germain sur Ay is located in the department of the Channel facing the island of Jersey about 50 kilometers west from Saint-Lô.More details
The seaside station of Portbail faced up Anglo-Norman iles (Jersey)on the coast of Isles in the English Channel. These last protect the coasts of the heave of the Atlantic.More details
Located in the department of Manche (Normandy), opposite the island of Jersey, the seaside resort of Coutainville is a major seaside resort on the Cotentin.More details
The seaside resort of Jullouville is located in Normandy in the north of the bay of Mont Saint Michel and south of Granville. It faces the Breton resort of Cancale.More details
Carolles-Plage is located on the peninsula of Cotentin, in the bay of Mont Saint-Michel, and offers a picturesque and protected environment close to the seaside resort of Jullouville.More details
Located in the north of the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel and only a few kilometres away from Granville, the seaside resort of Saint Pair sur Mer offers a wide sandy beach separated into two at the mouth of the Thar.More details
Located in the northern area of Granville, Donville seaside resort has the advantage of having a sandy beach that stretches for over several kilometres.More details
Les Moitiers d'Allonne is north of Barneville-Carteret in the west of Cotentin (English Channel). It is reputed for its dunes of Hatainville.More details
Situated north of Agon Coutainville, in the Coutançais area, Gouville sur Mer is a small seaside resort on the west coast of the Cotentin in the county Manche.More details
Located in the county of La Manche, in the west Cotentin, the seaside resort of Pirou is renowned for its coastline. It is also famous for its shellfish.More details
Montmartin sur Mer is known for its rock (it has been used for the elle Alexandre III bridge in Paris) but not for its coastline !More details