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Beaches on the seaside resorts of the Manche department in France

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Map of beaches and seaside resorts in Manche in France - NormandyPlages de St Pair sur Mer Plage de Jullouville Plages de Carolles Plages d'Agon Countainville Plages de St Germain sur Ay Plages de Portbail Plages de Barneville Carteret Plages de Granville Plages de l'Ille et Vilaine Calvados Plage à St Malo Plage à Cabourg Plage à Quinéville Plages de Pirou Plage à Gouville sur Mer Plages de Moitiers d'Allone Plage à Donville les Bains

Information on the beaches of La Manche (Normandy)

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.


List of beaches on the seaside resorts of the Manche department

Beaches in Granville

Beaches in Granville (Manche)

Granville, located in the Bay of Mont Saint Michel, is one of the seaside resorts in the department of La Manche in Normandy.

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Beaches in Barneville-Carteret

Beaches in Barneville-Carteret (Manche)

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.

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Beaches in Saint-Germain-sur-Ay

Beaches in Saint-Germain-sur-Ay (Manche)

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.

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Beaches in Portbail

Beaches in Portbail (Manche)

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.

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Beaches in Agon-Coutainville

Beaches in Agon-Coutainville (Manche)

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.

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Beaches in Jullouville

Beaches in Jullouville (Manche)

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.

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Beaches in Carolles

Beaches in Carolles (Manche)

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.

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Beaches in Saint-Pair-sur-Mer

Beaches in Saint-Pair-sur-Mer (Manche)

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.

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Beaches in Donville-les-Bains

Beaches in Donville-les-Bains (Manche)

Located in the northern area of Granville, Donville seaside resort has the advantage of having a sandy beach that stretches for over several kilometres.

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Beaches in Les Moitiers-d'Allonne

Beaches in Les Moitiers-d'Allonne (Manche)

Les Moitiers d'Allonne is north of Barneville-Carteret in the west of Cotentin (English Channel). It is reputed for its dunes of Hatainville.

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Beaches in Gouville-sur-Mer

Beaches in Gouville-sur-Mer (Manche)

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.

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Beaches in Pirou

Beaches in Pirou (Manche)

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.

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Beaches in Montmartin-sur-Mer

Beaches in Montmartin-sur-Mer (Manche)

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 !

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Beaches in Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue

Beaches in Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue (Manche)

Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue is located on the east coast of the Nord-Cotentin in Normandy (the county of Manche – Val de Saire) about thirty kilometres from Cherbourg.

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Beaches in Lingreville

Beaches in Lingreville (Manche)

Located 1 hour north of Mont-Saint-Michel, Lingreville is a small coastal village lesser-known for its seaside tourism. It features a large sandy beach.

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