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Check the state of the tide before walking there

Large boulders of limestone covered in molluscs look like cows coming down for a drink on the... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2017
JRMaddog
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Darlington, United Kingdom
black cow cliffs and fossils

We parked in a car park in Auberville and walked down to the beach as we were fascinated bye the... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2016
swift-simba
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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May 29, 2017
“Check the state of the tide before walking there”
May 3, 2017
“Just a black cliff”
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1 rue de la Plage, 14640 Villers-sur-Mer, France
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Reviewed May 29, 2017

Large boulders of limestone covered in molluscs look like cows coming down for a drink on the beach. nice beach walk.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank JRMaddog
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

Not that impressive, just a lack cliff so if you don't have a guide to understand what you are looking at you would probably not even notice them!!

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Kald06
Reviewed September 30, 2016

We parked in a car park in Auberville and walked down to the beach as we were fascinated bye the name of Falais des Vaches Noir. it is also fairly close to Ouisterham where we had arrived earlier and had a wait till our self...More

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank swift-simba
Reviewed August 18, 2016

The town is most famed because the cliffs with fossils. I was curious to check the reviews of other travelers, so I was a little excited when, without much effort, I also found several large rock blocks with fossils. And my children were also interested,...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Dalmik
Reviewed July 7, 2016

This location -- it means the Cliffs of the Black Cows -- overlooks the English Channel above the charming town of Villers sur Mer and is a favorite launching point for paragliders, who need only unpack their chutes and stand up to catch the wind...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank mizrae
Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Great fun on a grey day with mixed group family. Teenagers and half heights both delighted in scouring the beaches and picked up loads of little fossils.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Sammisam23
Reviewed May 16, 2016

We went fossil hunting as a family (kids aged 8, 7 and 4), and had an absolutely wonderful time. Though we didn't find anything spectacular, we did pick up dozens of fossils. Highly recommended - we will return.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank AnonymousInAmiens
Reviewed September 20, 2015

We accessed des Vaches Noires from a small car park at the top of the cliffs (a bad choice in retrospect) - we had a 40 minute hike down to the beach. The way was steep and slippy at some points. The hike would probably...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Tara K
Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a great place to visit, especially if you have children because we (a family of four) ended up collecting a number of fossils which the kids really love showing to their friends! Just be careful of the tide rising fast in the late...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank kattiris2015
Reviewed September 4, 2014

Loved walking the beach hunting for fossils! We were sceptical but had found a bucket-full in just a short time! A lovely long, quiet beach anyway, but even more fun when you're looking for dinosaurs...

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank REN2
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