D-Day landing beaches
The Calvados, the ideal destination for your camping holiday
With such a diversity of scenery, the Calvados offers an incredible choice of activities to get a great breath of fresh air, discover new horizons, work off plenty of energy and above all have heaps of fun whatever your age! Sandy beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see, the green patchwork of the Normandy bocage, picturesque and fortified towns, feel free to pick your décor for the holiday of your dreams in Normandy!
On the edge of the D-Day landing beaches, your Sandaya campsite opens the doors to a spectacular coastline some 120km long. After a good night’s sleep under the canvas of your tent or in a comfortable well-equipped mobile home, savour a real holiday breakfast on the terrace, before diving into the covered and heated swimming pool of the water park. Aquagym lessons, multisports ground, pétanque, playgrounds and many other surprises are here for you at the campsite all day long. So don’t wait to come and make the most of them
Visit the Calvados with the family
Water-based leisure, cultural walks, seaside sports and visits that are simply out of this world... Whichever pastime your kids prefer, watch their desires for new horizons come to life during their holiday here in the Calvados! Begin with a bike ride along the Normandy coast to fill everyone's lungs with fabulous sea air.
Then, how can you resist spreading your beach towel on the soft white sand of the Côte de Nacre! A picnic with your toes in the water, a sandcastle competition or collecting seashells, enjoy the freedom to do exactly what you like during this glorious sunny day. And if you can drag yourself away from the beach, it’s time to explore Caen and its rich historical heritage. Your little campers are going to adore getting inside the fortified walls of the castle, home to William the Conqueror!
Visit the Calvados as a couple
It’s impossible not to fall in love, or fall in love all over again, as you wander along the Côte Fleurie! From your campsite, it will take just a few minutes to reach Hermanville-sur-Mer, the first stopping point on your Normandy itinerary. The sublime seafront villas alone make it worth the journey! Then, it’s the turn of Cabourg to totally enchant with its famous Grand Hotel where Marcel Proust was a regular guest.
By continuing eastwards, Deauville and Honfleur, the final climax, will provide a truly beautiful end to the day. A setting to dream of, a table for two, and a seafood platter to share as you look out across the Channel… what could be better!
Camping Calvados: our handy tips for a successful stay
Treat yourself to a thalassotherapy day in one of the many spas in the Calvados, wellness destination par excellence!
Walk in the footsteps of history on the famous Pointe du Hoc, theatre of the allied landings.
Discover William the Conqueror’s birthplace behind the ramparts of the Falaise castle!
Enjoy a panoramic view of the Normandy coastline from the top of the Ouistreham lighthouse.