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Ouistreham Beach (Plage de Ouistreham)

Ouistreham, France
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“sword beach” (12 reviews)
“lovely beach” (9 reviews)
“wide beach” (3 reviews)
Ouistreham, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed a long walk along this beautiful sand and sea scape where its history overlays everything about it. Well worth a visit.

Thank Allan M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once I got there I was impressed, there was a lot going on activity wise great for families, The beach was very clean and big, parking was easy access from the port is very good and the local people are friendly

Thank rossbyrne61
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

The beach is huge with plenty of space. The tide makes it not that good to swim from, but you can collect shells. Also the beach is very hard, not a nice sandy beach to just lie on.

Thank M_I-I_K3
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

So at first this beach, and as a pat of Sword Beach in the D Day landings could appear bleak. However, then you imagine the Aliies landing and charging up the beach under machine gun fire from the dunes and it brings it all into...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The beach is huge, and has easy parking nearby. During the low tide, the sea is very very far. Clean and pleasant. After the dune level there are tables for picnicking.

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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Quiet Beach with a lot of parking availability, watch the parking-guards! The sand is fine and there is no trash in the Beach, very nice for young children.

Thank CeeEst
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely walk along the beach, which was very clean from what we saw. There are plenty of amenities nearby as well as historic memorials etc.

Thank abarnett617
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Visited this D Day site on a sunny afternoon in March with only a few locals and visitors walking on the beach. Seeing the beautiful peaceful scene today it is hard to picture the horror which faced our troops arriving by landing craft in June...More

Thank Keith836
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Bearing in mind the history of the D-Day landings, there are local attractions but to me it all seems a little too irrevelant today unfortunately. One cannot blame the local trades and visitors for enjoying the long beach and sea for what they see today.

Thank westeam
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

A lovely beach, with plenty space and opportunities to do some Karting, wind surfing. Also an historical site being one of the landing beaches. Very nice for a stroll.

Thank Guillaume R
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1 September 2017|
Response from CeeEst | Reviewed this property |
The ferry port is a few hundred meteres away from the beginning of the beach. Caen centre is a twenty minutes drive by car.