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