D-Day landing beaches
Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, the ideal holiday destination!
As soon as you arrive in this delightful village in the Manche department, you’ll understand why it has won the hearts of so many French people: its gentle way of life, the charm of its characteristic houses, its unspoilt nature, not to mention its gastronomy and local produce. For your holiday with the family, friends or significant other, opt for Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue!
Tucked away in the heart of the Cotentin, your Sandaya campsite promises a truly happy Normandy holiday. And it’s easy to see why: an extraordinary geographic location between coast and countryside, a wide range of quality accommodation choices, a covered, heated swimming pool, free children’s clubs and the icing on the cake? Direct access to the beach! What more could you ask for?
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Visit Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue with the family
Right beside Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, you’ll find the island of Tatihou, perfect for a trip out with your budding young sailors in the salty sea air. There you can visit the maritime museum and admire the Vauban tower, which features on the UNESCO World Heritage List. You’ll also have the chance to observe the sea birds in the ornithological reserve. Two activities at a single destination – this holiday life couldn’t be easier!
After your trip out to sea, it’s time to reach for the skies with the family! Climb up to the top of the Gatteville lighthouse, the second highest in Europe, and admire the beauty of the Normandy coastline. It’s quite a demanding climb (365 steps, one for each day of the year!) but it’s more than worth it for the stunning views of the surroundings. A memorable experience that you and your clan are unlikely to forget in a hurry!
Visit Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue as a couple
To get your romantic day together off to a good start, you can’t beat a stroll along the coast! Start from the pretty harbour lined with boats and enjoy the bracing sea air as you follow the path to the sailor’s chapel and the fort and Vauban tower. Next, hop in the car and set off for Utah Beach and its D-Day landing museum, a must for history buffs... and anyone else visiting the region!
After all that wandering around the region, it’s time for that moment every food lover will have been waiting for: a gourmet break! And when it comes to gastronomy, the Manche and Normandy in general have plenty to tempt your tastebuds! With seafood, fish, cider, cheese and sweet treats, there’s a regional speciality to satisfy every craving! So go on – indulge!
Camping Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue: our handy tips for a successful stay
The Cotentin is paradise for hikers. A multitude of paths criss-cross the area, including the famous GR 223 trail, known as the “Customs Path”. So lace up your walking boots and off you go!
History lovers will have plenty to keep them occupied. From the D-Day landing beaches to the Second World War museums, embark on a fascinating journey back in time during your holiday.
Take the family along to meet the wolves, zebras, monkeys and other animals in the heart of the Normandy bocage at the Saint-Martin Montaigu animal park!
Cherbourg-en-Cotentin is not far away, so enjoy a day’s outing there. Its Cité de la Mer maritime museum, other museums and gardens are all waiting to be explored, so start planning your visit now!