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Potiniere Beach in Barneville-Carteret - France

Information on the Potiniere Beach in Barneville-Carteret (France)


Description and location of the Potiniere Beach in Barneville-Carteret (50270)

Map of Potiniere Beach in Barneville Carteret

Our opinion on the Potiniere Beach

Adresse of the Potiniere Beach : Rue du Port 50270 Barneville-Carteret

The beach of Potinière (or beach of Carteret) is the historical beach of Barneville-Carteret. Cashed between the dam of the harbour and the cape of Carteret, this large sand cove is protected well from winds and benefits from the heat of the Gulf Stream. The cabins of baths put down on the league along the cliff remind us that this beach was visited at the time of the fashion of sea bathings (Belle Epoque).

The beach is cut up in two zones. On the side of the cliffs of the Cape Carteret, a dam is found where are put down cabins. The beach is covered in high tide. On the left, the beach ends at the level of the dam of the harbour. The sand is there finer, some dunes are found there and there remains a sand band in high tide.

The beach is watched in summer season. It is accessible to the persons with reduced mobility (provision of tyralos) and equipped with bathrooms. A small kiosk is found where you can eat. Free parking nearby direct of the beach.

Out of season, one there practice of the surfing and of the windsurf.

To return you on this beach since the centre of Barneville it is necessary to follow the indications of the maritime railway station and of the beach (the harbour) is by-passed.

Characteristics of the Potiniere 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 Potiniere Beach

Photo of Potinière beach in Barneville Carteret (France)

It is since the departmental that there is the nicest view on this cove of Barneville-Carteret. Along the cliff, it is possible to see the cabins of baths.

Potinière beach in Barneville Carteret - Normandy

Access is simple. It is directly possible to arrive by car on the beach. At the entrance, a small snack bar (crepe, ice, drinks) is found.

Baths cabins of the Potinière beach - Normandy

On the dam, they find the alignment of cabins of baths which manifest the past of this beach (very in vogue at the beginning of the 20th century during the development of sea bathings). Behind, there is the Cap de Carteret.

Potinière beach in Barneville Carteret at low tide

In low tide, the sea leaves far. Some pools allow the youngest to have a swim.

Carteret beach near the port - Barneville

On the left, they have the dam of the harbour of Barneville (starting point for the Anglo-Norman iles, notably for Jersey).

Carteret beach next to the port - Barneville

The zone next to the harbour is nicer to high tide. The sand is also finer and dunes entertain the children. To note that the dogs are forbidden in summer (July and August).

Carteret beach in Normandy
Parking of Potinière beach in Carteret

Places are found to park close to the beach.

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