The Manche department, your ideal holiday destination!

The Manche department in Normandy is a real gem, caught between coast and countryside. It boasts museums, natural sites, a wealth of hiking trails and every kind of outdoor activity, so there are a thousand and one ways to discover the area. Come with your family, friends or significant other – it has never been easier to put together a programme you’ll all love.  

If you want to visit the Cotentin area or venture further into Normandy, your Sandaya campsite is the ideal base. Relax in the comfort of our mobile homes or pitch your tent to enjoy the great outdoors: whatever you choose, you can enjoy a heated swimming pool, water slides, free children’s clubs and the sea close by, the icing on the cake for a pretty perfect break in Normandy!  

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Visit the Manche department with the family

The Manche is a great spot for water sports and a wonderful playground for all your tribe. Take your pick from a sailing boat, paddleboard, windsurf or canoe and take your little ones out to discover the joys of the sea. It’s adventure time! 

Meanwhile on land, there is no shortage of outdoor activities, from tree-top adventure trails where you can play Tarzan and Jane to horse riding at the equestrian centre and museum visits when the weather is more changeable. Your children certainly won’t have time to get bored! And if they still have energy to spare, just take them for a splash in the campsite’s heated pool.

Visit the Manche department as a couple

The only way to truly discover the Manche is on a bicycle! And there are almost 200 km of green ways to keep you going. Whether you’re a weekend cyclist or a more experienced rider, keen to explore the countryside or to pedal along the coast, there’s a cycle path for everyone! Do you prefer hiking on foot? The 330-kilometre GR 223 follows the Manche’s coastline and should be enough for your daily dose of endorphins! 

For anyone who loves authentic villages, Barfleur is ideal for a romantic excursion and has been declared one of France’s most beautiful villages. You’ll be won over by its gentle way of life and unique seaside charm, so take the time to truly enjoy an enchanting Normandy escapade. To wind up your day in style, make sure you sample a tasty seafood platter, lobster or freshly caught mussels for a delicious taste of the ocean!

Camping The Manche: our handy tips for a successful stay

You might have heard of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, but there’s more to this town than the musical! Whether holidaying with the family or as a couple, take the time to explore this Cotentin harbour town and its rich cultural heritage.

With the D-Day landing beaches and the numerous sites and museums dedicated to the Second World War, Normandy will embark you on a fascinating and moving historical journey.

If you’re looking for romance, take inspiration from the fairy tales with a horse-drawn carriage ride revealing the beauty of the Cotentin coastline. Sheer magic!

After the day’s efforts, you more than deserve a chance to recharge your batteries at one of the many spas in the region. Indulge in the hammam, sauna or enjoy the massages and body modelling: goodbye stress, hello real relaxation!

Yearning for new horizons? Let our Sandaya campsites inspire you!