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Barfleur, the ideal holiday destination!
Exploring the area during a hike, enjoying all the delights of the sea, discovering the Cotentin coast from land or water, or simply savouring all the delicious local produce: whatever your preference, prepare to be thoroughly spoilt by the fabulous holiday programme that awaits you in the enchanting seaside resort of Barfleur. Take your pick from all that’s on offer and create your own tailor-made programme for an amazing stay in Normandy!
And for an opportunity to explore the Cotentin every which way, a Sandaya campsite can’t be beaten. Beyond its very special geographical location and its direct sea access, it offers services that have been thoughtfully planned to suit everyone: gym, covered and heated swimming pool, free children’s clubs and a wide choice of accommodation options. Whether you’re getting away with the family, your favourite other or a whole gang of friends, there’s nothing better than a holiday with Sandaya!
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Visit Barfleur with the family
It’s time to head for the seaside and the watersports centre for a fun-packed sports session with the family! Your seafaring scallywags will have a chance to try sailing, canoe-kayaking, wind-surfing or even having a go in a catamaran, and all in a very special setting. Who knows, maybe they’ll get hooked and develop a real passion for the sea!
But for the moment, after all that effort, it’s time for some comfort and relaxation, and you certainly won’t have far to go to find it: simply spread your towel on one of the town’s family-oriented beaches such as La Sambière, La Masse or maybe even the Plage de l’Église. Perfect for sandcastle competitions, seashell collecting or swimming and splashing galore! A delightful break on the seashore that never fails to please young and old alike!
Visit Barfleur as a couple
What could be more romantic than walking arm-in-arm along the quayside? During your invigorating stroll in the salty sea air, you’re certain to come across the Saint-Nicolas church, one of the town’s fascinating monuments, standing guard over the harbour. And if you happen to be there in the morning, you’ll also be able to watch the trawlers return to port. You could hardly buy your fish or shellfish for lunch any fresher! Bet your mouth is watering at the very thought of it!
The next stage in your day’s programme is a little more sporty! On with the hiking shoes, it’s time for a romantic walk deep in the heart of nature. The Cotentin is home to a great range of footpaths, with something to suit all levels. From the Sentier des Quatre Manoirs to the Chemin aux Anglais or the famous GR223, better known as the customs path, these fabulous hiking trails change to the rhythm of the tides and each new season. So best foot forward and discover a different facet of the Manche department with each outing!
Camping Barfleur: our handy tips for a successful stay
Looking for a souvenir that’s 100% Manche to slip into your suitcase? Cider, cheeses, local delicacies both sweet and savoury, or even organic cosmetics, prepare to be spoilt for choice!
Did you know? The Gatteville lighthouse, the second highest in France, has as many steps as there are days in the year and as many windows as there are weeks. Over to you to do the sums!
How to enjoy a little retail therapy without troubling your eco-conscience? By buying environmentally-friendly clothing and accessories made in the Manche of course: 0% guilt and 100% pleasure.
Calling all music-lovers: the festival “Eté Musical de Barfleur”, devoted to classical music, is held every summer in the Saint-Nicolas church. Definitely not to be missed!