D-Day landing beaches
Utah Beach, a must-see destination!
The Cotentin coastline and its lovely beaches are an ideal destination for a family holiday in the great outdoors. Most people would agree that there’s nothing like the sea air and the soothing sound of the waves when you really need to unwind. Add a touch of culture to the programme and your holiday is complete! And Utah Beach can offer all of that at once.
Explore the length and breadth of Utah Beach and then make your way back to your comfortable and cosy accommodation, happy and ready for a well-deserved night’s rest. The next day, head for the water park with its heated and covered pool or make your way to the nearby beach. And how about the kids? The campsite’s free mini-clubs are just waiting for them! Enjoy the very best of camping with Sandaya!
Visit Utah Beach with your family
A must-see during any family holiday in the Cotentin, Utah Beach Museum is dedicated to the D-Day landings and will tell you all you need to know about this landmark event. In 10 sequences, it tells the story of D-Day, from its preparation to its conclusion via a very striking collection of objects and vehicles, including an authentic B26 bomber. An outing that is guaranteed to interest visitors of every age.
After this fascinating and moving visit, it’s time for some fun as you make the most of the blue waters of the English Channel. Spread out your towel, apply some sun cream and into the water you go! A trip to the beach is a chance to splash around for hours, as you roll around laughing and build a few sandcastles – something to appeal to the whole family!
Visit Utah Beach as a couple
What can you do during a romantic trip to the Cotentin? There is no easy answer to this question as there are so many ways to discover this beautiful part of Normandy. One thing is for sure: a trip to the historical Utah Beach is a must.
From a gentle stroll hand in hand with your loved one to a visit to the D-Day landing museum, Utah Beach gives lovebirds a unique opportunity to combine history and relaxation. And to round off your lovely day at Utah Beach, there’s nothing better than a dip in the English Channel for a refreshing boost!
Camping Utah Beach: our handy tips for a successful stay
Utah Beach in figures: 23,250 personnel, 1,700 combat vehicles and 1,695 tons of supplies landed in the first 12 hours!
If you see yourself as a budding Tiger Woods, try and perfect your swing at the Presqu’île du Cotentin golf course with the sea as your backdrop. The kind of experience you don’t get to enjoy every day!
Take a walk on the beach and check out the La Brèche and Saint-Martin-de-Varreville bunkers, remains of the D-Day landings that are more than worth a visit.
As you explore Utah Beach, you’ll come across the memorial paying tribute to the American soldiers who fell for freedom. Be warned – emotions are likely to run high.