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What else can you say about the beach that had the code name Sword on D-Day. Miles of golden sand were one of the perfect places to invade, and as you walk along you are aware of what happened here in 1944.
We visited Ouistreham on our way to a battlefield/culture tour and the Brittany Ferries docks here. See my review of this company elsewhere. The town is nothing special and the restaurants seem fairly mediocre. However, there are a significant number of migrants in the town...More
A beautiful town with a beautiful beach. Unfortunately hundreds of immigrants trying to break into moving lorries bound for the U.K.
Sitting in the restaurants on the front we saw this happening first hand. Not only this but they were trying to break into almost...More
I've seen posts regarding Ouistreham saying you wouldn't think of the horror of D day and although there are a few subtle reminders they are correct but I believe the war was for freedom and that the poor souls that lost their lives would be...More
We always take our dogs for a long walk on the beach both before and after getting off the Brittany Ferry at the Port of Ouistreham. There a no pebbles just acres of sand. Easy to walk on down at the edge of the sea....More
Gentle sloping, sandy beaches are ideal for walking. There's a promenade walk that stretches along the coastal towns to Lion-Sur-Mer.
The beach front has residences and holiday-homes with ocassional resturants and refreshment stands (although mainly open in peak season)
Can often see local fishermen putting...More
It can be quite blowey and also quite popular but Ouistreham is a lovely town with Normandy landings history and of course with the adjoining port for the ferry. I tend to stay overnight and catch the morning ferry and therefore stay in one of...More
Of all the 5 D-Day beaches this beach reminds me more of our Texas beach back home. Beautiful sandy beach, lots of people enjoying this beach, folding beach chairs, beach umbrellas, kids in the surf having fun. If you didn't know better you'd almost forget...More