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D-Day and the Normandy beaches

The Normandy beaches, full of history

Our Utah Beach campsite in Normandy is just a few meters from the famous WWII landing beaches. The June 6, 1944 D-Day beaches are a must-see when you visit the Manche. The Normandy beaches are now a gathering place. Millions of tourists come each year to visit the beaches, cemeteries, and museums, paying homage to the soldiers.

During your trip to the Cotentin peninsula, explore the American sector D-Day beaches in Normandy. From monuments to museums, you will follow the path of the liberation. You will discover the history of the German occupation, the Atlantic Wall, and D-Day at Utah Beach.

D-Day and Normandy beaches campsite

D-Day beaches: what not to miss

Utah Beach campsite must-see

The beaches of Normandy were the scene of a major historical event of the 20th century. These swaths of sand steeped in history house several sites that commemorate the Allied landing on June 6, 1944: museums explaining the military operations, memorials, cemeteries, and places to honor the thousands of men who fell during the Battle of Normandy. Be sure to visit the Caen Memorial Museum, the Hoc strategic point between Utah Beach and Omaha Beach, the Colleville-sur-Mer American cemetery, the center of Juno Beach where the Canadian troops landed, Mulberry (the artificial port of Arromanches), the German battery in Longues-sur-Mer on the cliff at Gold Beach, and the village of Sainte-Mère-Église, one of the first to be liberated. Walking distance from the campsite, the Utah Beach D-Day Museum is also a must-see during your trip.

Our Utah Beach campsite is perfect for visiting the beaches and your holiday by the sea in Normandy. The campsite is only a few meters from the beach. You can get to the D-Day beach right from the campsite.

Visit the D-Day beaches in Normandy

Utah Beach, directly accessible from the campsite, is the westernmost of the D-Day beaches. It is part of the American sector, as is Omaha Beach. Utah Beach is the only D-Day beach located in the Manche. It is 5 km long and houses the Utah Beach D-Day Museum. Farther east, on the other side of the Carentan Channel, Omaha Beach is infamous for being the beach where the Allies lost the most troops. That is where the Colleville-sur-Mer American cemetery is located, connected to the beach by a pedestrian path. Gold Beach, Juno Beach, and Sword Beach are the code names for the beaches in the Anglo-Canadian sector. On June 6, 1944, 25,000 men landed at Gold Beach, over 30,000 landed at Juno Beach, and almost 29,000 landed at Sword Beach. The Free France commandos also landed at Sword Beach.

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Explore the D-Day beaches

  • Sword Beach
  • Juno Beach
  • Gold Beach
  • Omaha Beach
  • Utah Beach

Visit the Airborne Museum in Normandy

Explore the Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mère-Eglise!

In the center of Sainte-Mère-Eglise, facing the bell tower where the paratrooper John Steele landed and got stuck, the Airborne Museum explains the events of D-Day, from the preparation in England to the liberation.

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