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The island of Tatihou, the ideal holiday destination!
Although tiny, the island of Tatihou is a wild sanctuary harbouring an array of treasures, where peace and quiet, nature and heritage prevail. Visit with the family, friends or just the two of you and take your time to explore every single corner!
When you opt for one of our Sandaya campsites, you’ll be able to discover all the secrets of the Cotentin and Normandy. In addition to an ideal geographic location, with the region’s finest attractions within easy reach, you’ll also enjoy the very best a camping holiday can offer! Water park, free children’s clubs, sports activities and the ocean nearby... who could resist such an invitation?
Visit the island of Tatihou with the family
On the island, one activity is likely to appeal to all the family – observing the wildlife in its natural environment at the ornithological reserve. This 3-hectare sanctuary is home to 150 different species of nesting birds, migratory species or occasional visitors. A visit here will bring joy to your children’s faces and fill their hearts with lasting memories.
Before or after a visit to the reserve, stop off at the maritime museum for an enjoyable dose of culture. Inquisitive young minds will browse around the archaeological collections including the wrecks of the royal fleet sunk in the 17th century. There are also collections on the island, its formation and its fauna and flora. And to end your family day out on a high, climb up the Vauban Tower, included on the UNESCO World Heritage List with its twin at Saint-Vaast-la Hougue. From there, admire the magnificent views of the coast and the island.
Visit the island of Tatihou as a couple
Take a stroll, hand in hand, and pick a backdrop to suit your mood. Opt for the coast, the old stones of the Vauban towers, or the greenery of the maritime garden... it doesn’t matter where you are as long as you enjoy the present moment with that special someone! And to top off the romantic experience, why not share a picnic beside the sea, just the two of you?
If you enjoy both sport and music festivals, you’re in for a treat. Get some exercise and your fill of music during the “Les Traversées Tatihou” festival held every summer. You’ll start by crossing over on foot at low tide, then once on the island, it’s time to enjoy music inspired by the sea, its rhythm set by the tides. Music, walking and the sea – the perfect combination on the island of Tatihou.
Camping Île de Tatihou: our handy tips for a successful stay
Did you know? The island of Tatihou owes its name to the Vikings and means “land surrounded by water”. There’s plenty to learn on Tatihou!
Inquisitive minds will be sure of visiting the island’s shipwright’s workshop, which restores and maintains wrecks for the maritime museum.
Keep your eyes peeled – if you’re lucky, you might spot some rare visitors like dolphins off in the distance!
To get to the island from Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, take the amphibious vessel! It floats at high tide and drives across the sand at low tide. The crossing is as enjoyable as the tour of the island itself!