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Beaches on the seaside resorts of the Upper Normandy region in France

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Map of the beaches in Upper Normandy in France

The beaches of Upper Normandy are located in the department of Seine-Maritime, the only department in the region having coasts on the English Channel. Including the Cote d'Albatre, the norman beaches offer landscapes with high cliffs where we find beautiful pebbled beaches along with typical seaside destinations that attract the Parisians early in the year.

Most of the beaches in Upper Normandy (Haute-Normandie) are accessible from little known valleys.

The most well-known beaches in Upper Normandy are Dieppe, Etretat, Fécamp, Le Tréport and Le Havre. Sand beaches are rare here (we can find some at low tide). Most people come to this region to appreciate the beauty of the cliffs of the Cote d'Albatre.

To the south, we find the beaches of Calvados on the Cote Fleurie. The landscapes are completely different with the vast stretches of sand. To the north, near the Bay de Somme along with the beaches of Picardie where the cliffs will leave room for wild sandy beaches bordered by dunes.

You'll find below a list of beaches in Seine-Maritime with details on the different seaside destinations in the department.

List of beaches on the seaside resorts of the Upper Normandy region

Beaches in Etretat

Beaches in Etretat (Seine-Maritime)

Etretat is a seaside destination in Normandy in France located on the Cote d'Albatre between Le Havre and Fécamp. It is reputed for its high cliffs.

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Beaches in Yport

Beaches in Yport (Seine-Maritime)

The resort of Yport is located north of Etretat (11 km away) and 7 km south of Fecamp. This former fishing port has retained its charm and has become a small seaside resort in Normandy.

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Beaches in Fécamp

Beaches in Fécamp (Seine-Maritime)

About forty kilometers from Havre is the old fishing harbor of Fécamp and its beautiful stone beach with an important place on the Cote d'Albatre.

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Beaches in Le Havre

Beaches in Le Havre (Seine-Maritime)

Le Havre, seaside resort since 1999, is located in the North of France. Second biggest port of France, it has also obtained the Family Plus label for it welcomes children with many clubs around the beach.

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Beaches in Dieppe

Beaches in Dieppe (Seine-Maritime)

Dieppe is the oldest French seaside resort. It has the chance to possess the closest beach to Paris! In season, many traveling traders are installed along the beach making this town ideal for a weekend trip!

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Beaches in Saint-Jouin-Bruneval

Beaches in Saint-Jouin-Bruneval (Seine-Maritime)

At ten kilometres from Etretat, Saint-Jouin-Bruneval has remained in the shadow of its famous neighbour. For family tourism, Saint-Jouin offers a nice alternative to the main sites of Normandy.

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Beaches in Vattetot-sur-Mer

Beaches in Vattetot-sur-Mer (Seine-Maritime)

Vattetot sur Mer is ideally located on the Côte d’Albâtre between Etretat to the west and Yport to the east. The village is a few kilometres from the sea.

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Beaches in Veules-les-Roses

Beaches in Veules-les-Roses (Seine-Maritime)

Veules-les-Roses is a small seaside resort in Normandy, located in the department of Seine-Maritime. Less than 30 km from the town of Dieppe, its coastline is part of the Côte d’Albâtre.

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Beaches in Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer

Beaches in Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer (Seine-Maritime)

Located in the area of Caux, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer is a small seaside resort full of charm and very family orientated. Natural and authentic, its coastline is part of the Albâtre Coast, and offers spectacular scenery with its cliffs and long beaches.

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Beaches in Quiberville

Beaches in Quiberville (Seine-Maritime)

The small resort of Quiberville, located in the department of Seine-Maritime, is an ancient city of the Middle Ages. Like its neighbours, it offers many activities and is best explored on foot, horseback, bicycle or sailing boat, with several clubs.

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Beaches in Sainte-Marguerite-sur-Mer

Beaches in Sainte-Marguerite-sur-Mer (Seine-Maritime)

Sainte-Marguerite-sur-Mer is a seaside resort on the Albâtre Coast, in Normandy. It is a popular destination for tourists in search of peace and quiet.

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Beaches in Veulettes-sur-Mer

Beaches in Veulettes-sur-Mer (Seine-Maritime)

Not far from Etretat, Veulettes-sur-Mer is known as the Pearl of the Pays de Caux because of its beautiful beach, the largest in the county.

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Beaches in Saint-Valery-en-Caux

Beaches in Saint-Valery-en-Caux (Seine-Maritime)

Located in the department of Seine-Maritime, Saint-Valéry-en-Caux is a popular resort. Its picturesque port and dates from the eighteenth century! It extends into the village.

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Beaches in Saint-Pierre-en-Port

Beaches in Saint-Pierre-en-Port (Seine-Maritime)

Located in the Pays de Caux, there are two beaches in Saint-Pierre-en-Port and spectacular scenery with cliffs that plunge into the English Channel.

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Beaches in Les Petites Dalles

Beaches in Les Petites Dalles (Seine-Maritime)

The seaside resort of Petites-Dalles is on the Caux plateau, which offers a landscape of fields and orchards dotted with some old houses which you pass while hiking on the many trails.

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Beaches in Sainte-Adresse

Beaches in Sainte-Adresse (Seine-Maritime)

Not far from Le Havre is the small resort of Sainte-Adresse. Located on the Channel coast, this former fishing village was once frequented by many painters including Monet, Corot or Stevens.

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Beaches in Le Tilleul

Beaches in Le Tilleul (Seine-Maritime)

Located a few kilometers from Etretat, the village of Tilleul is charming. Holiday makers love the peace and quiet and the beach.

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Beaches in Varengeville-sur-Mer

Beaches in Varengeville-sur-Mer (Seine-Maritime)

Located in Normandy, Varengeville-sur-Mer is a family friendly destination, known for its seaside cemetery where are buried some figures such as Georges Braque.

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Beaches in Le Tréport

Beaches in Le Tréport (Seine-Maritime)

The seaside resort of Tréport, located in the north of Normandy, is very busy in summer (it is only 2h30 from Paris). This small fishing port at the mouth of Bresle is surrounded by high cliffs, which are typical of Côte d’Albâtre.

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Beaches in Criel-sur-Mer

Beaches in Criel-sur-Mer (Seine-Maritime)

The seaside resort of Criel sur Mer, less than 10 kilometres south of Le Tréport, is not a very well known destination in the north of Normandy.

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