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Port Racine, the ideal holiday destination!
A tiny harbour set in the midst of verdant countryside reminiscent of the Irish landscape... there’s no doubt about it, you’re in Port Racine in the Cotentin! Just 30 minutes from Cherbourg, this poetic setting, much loved by Prévert, is sure to win over families and couples on holiday in Normandy.
And what better Normandy holiday base than a Sandaya campsite! You’ll find all you need for an impeccable holiday! A fantastic water park with swimming pool for campers big and small, free children’s clubs where your children will make new friends, comfortable accommodation to suit every taste and the sea close by. Add a sunny climate to complete the picture and you’re all set!
Visit Port Racine with your family
So what does a family day out at Port Racine look like? Start off with a walk along the coast to reach the little harbour, a way to stretch your legs while admiring the gorgeous views. Then, once at the harbour, it’s time for some fun in the water and lazing on the adjacent beach. Whether you prefer to dip your toes in the water or stay nice and dry on the beach, you’re all sure to have a lovely time!
After a few hours in the water, you’ll certainly deserve a break, so take your pick from a picnic on the beach or a regional speciality, savoured comfortably seated on the stones around the harbour. One thing is sure, this lovely Normandy escapade will hit the spot, satisfying your appetite and filling your heart with memories!
Visit Port Racine as a couple
Starting out from Port Racine, hiking enthusiasts can join the GR 223, known as the “Customs Path” for a walk that is as stimulating for the body as it is for the soul! The Cotentin coastline landscapes are quite simply breathtaking and can be admired alone, with your little ones, or as a twosome!
How about a touch of poetry to grace your romantic Normandy getaway? Port Racine and its surroundings were one of the favourite destinations of poet Jacques Prévert. Visit his former home, with its typical Normandy architecture, and his garden, open to the public. A pretty pastoral setting, ideal for a romantic interlude together.
Camping Port Racine: our handy tips for a successful stay
Le Tourp manor house is a 16th-century fortified seigniorial farmhouse that any heritage enthusiast or lover of old stones will be keen to visit!
When staying in Normandy, you simply must sample – without overdoing it, of course – the region’s prized beverage: cider! Take a trip to the Théo Capelle cider house to discover all the secrets of its production.
The Nez de Jobourg is a rocky headland with some spectacular cliffs, and one of the must-see sights in the Cotentin. A spot to be appreciated to the full, camera in hand!
There are several ports in the Cotentin, but each one is unique! The port of Goury is a lovely sight with its low stone walls and the lighthouse, which is well worth a visit. You really will feel like you are in Ireland!