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Omaha Beach in Colleville-sur-Mer - France

Information on the Omaha Beach in Colleville-sur-Mer (France)


Description and location of the Omaha Beach in Colleville-sur-Mer (14710)

Map of Omaha Beach in Normandy - Colleville sur Mer

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Adresse of the Omaha Beach : Cavey 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer

Omaha Beach in Colleville sur Mer is the beach in the East sector of Omaha (US landing zone). This long beach of about 7 km is shared by two other towns (Saint Laurent sur Mer and Vierville sur Mer). On June 6, 1944 at 6:30 am, many men landed on this beach. It was very difficult to take, it caused more than 2500 deaths. Above the beach, there is the American cemetery.

In the area of Colleville sur Mer, this wide sandy beach (mostly pebbles at high tide) is supervised in the summer season. There is a snack with a shop, toilets and large free car parks. A holiday centre is located near the beach. The water sports centre offers activities including sand yachting (low tide).

The environment is very preserved with a few cliffs and dunes below the American cemetery.

This beach is accessible from the centre of Colleville.

Characteristics of the Omaha Beach

Type of beach

  • Creek
  • Shade
  • Lawn
  • Pebbles
  • Sand
  • Cement

Equipment on the beach

  • Handicap accessible
  • Swimming pool
  • Kids Club
  • Shower
  • Mattress rental
  • Free parking
  • Payed parking
  • Paddle boats
  • Lifeguards in season
  • Restaurants
  • WC


  • Beach volleyball
  • Nautical Center
  • Sand Yachting
  • Nursery
  • Fishing
  • Nautical sports
  • Surfing
  • Scuba diving
  • Kitesurfing


  • Difficult access
  • Nude beach
  • Wild beach
  • Near city center


  • Barbecues permitted
  • Dogs allowed
  • Smoke-free beach

Photos of the Omaha Beach

Photo of Omaha beach in Colleville sur Mer - France

We are on the eastern part of Omaha Beach. At high tide (as pictured), the beach is narrow with a mixture of sand and pebbles.

Omaha Beach in France - Colleville sur Mer

In the area below the American Cemetery, we find sandbanks. At low tide, the beach becomes immense. The beach extends to Vierville sur Mer (nearly 7 km of sand).

Cliffs near Omaha Beach - Normandy

On the right, the beach ends at the Belambra holiday club. In the distance, we can see the cliffs of Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes and those around Port-en-Bessin.

Environment of Omaha Beach in Colleville sur Mer - Normandy
Nautical center of Omaha Beach - Normandy
Playground at Omaha Beach

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