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Semaphore Beach in Portbail - France

Information on the Semaphore Beach in Portbail (France)


Description and location of the Semaphore Beach in Portbail (50580)

Map of Semaphore Beach - Portbail

Our opinion on the Semaphore Beach

Adresse of the Semaphore Beach : Bd Maritime 50580 Portbail

The beach of the Semaphore (Plage du Sémaphore) is the main beach of Portbail and the closest to the city centre. It starts at the level of the haven of Portbail and stretches over several kilometres northward towards Barneville-Plage. At the level of the bet hold in the water, they find a first-aid post opened in summer. The beach is also equipped for the persons with reduced mobility (provision of tyralos).

The beach is large. Even if the company is important in summer, they find without any problem of the beach to put down its towel. Furthermore she is well enough protected from currents by the Anglo-Norman iles. The water is reputed hotter thanks to the Gulf Stream.

To return you on this beach since the city centre of Portbail to follow D15 (direction of the maritime railway station and of the sail school).

Characteristics of the Semaphore 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 Semaphore Beach

Photo of the beach of the Portal Semaphore

Nice expanse of sand and of road metals on the side with a view on the Cap de Carteret in the distance from Barneville-Carteret. This beach is huge and persists up to the beach of Barneville in about 5 km.

Photo of Sémaphore beach - Portbail

On the left, the beach stops at the level of the haven of Portbail.

Boat launch on Portbail beach

The surveillance zone is at the level of the bet hold in the water.

Dunes of Portbail in France

By moving away slightly northward, the beach becomes more wild with some small dunes.

Portbail beach and view on Barneville

On this photo, they differentiate the size of this beach of Portbail.

Large sand beach in Portbail
Beach with first-aid post in Porbail

  The first-aid post is close, it is visible on the left of this photo.

first-aid post in Porbail

This beach has a first-aid post opened in summer. Tyralos is available for the persons with reduced mobility.

Parking of Semaphore beach of Portail

Close to the beach, a small free parking is found.

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