Stay in a gite or B&B near Utah Beach, one of the D-Day beaches, to discover the history of the Normandy Landings and the Battle of Normandy.
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Welcome to Utah Beach
Stay in a gite or B&B near Utah Beach, one of the D-Day beaches, to discover the history of the Normandy Landings and the Battle of Normandy. Utah Beach is a major historical place, with beautiful scenery, beaches, bunkers and a museum. A holiday here is the chance to visit many other historical places, go bird watching and walk along the Cotentin coast to admire the beautiful, wild, unspoilt scenery. Whatever the season, a gite holiday at Utah Beach is a complete change of scene !
What to see and do at Utah Beach
Not far from Utah Beach
Not far from Utah Beach, walk along past the pretty colourful houses in the little village of Ravenoville. The main beach is great for water sports, relaxing and walking and the Plage aux Dunes beach is a wonderful place to sit and watch the sunset.
Visit Sainte-Mère-Eglise, the first town liberated by the Americans and admire the dummy of parachutist John Steel hanging from the church tower. While in the town, make sure you go to the Airborne Museum, the largest museum in Europe devoted to American paratroopers.
A few kilometres from Utah Beach is the Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin Regional Park, a haven of tranquillity for walking and nature watching. There are plenty of places to visit and things to do in and around Utah Beach to make sure you have a wonderful holiday.
For a change of epoch, visit the chic seaside resort of Barneville-Carteret with its attractive 19th century villas, on the Côte des Isles 50km from Utah Beach. It is also a ferry terminal for trips to the Channel Island of Guernsey.
How to get to Utah Beach
By road :
From Caen, take RN13 towards Cherbourg, after approx. 76km take exit for Sainte-Mère-Eglise.
From Cherbourg, take RN13 towards Caen, after 45km, take exit D70 (after exit for Sainte Mère Eglise)
By rail : to Carentan then taxi to Utah beach
By air : Airports at Rennes, Caen, Deauville, Cherbourg-Maupertus
By boat : Ferry terminals at Barneville Carteret, Granville, and Cherbourg"