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This historic beach was the primary point of landing on June 6, 1944, for the entry of American forces into World War II and saw some of the most intense fighting in the entire war.
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Avenue de la Liberation, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A place for you to understand history and get inspired with the warship of heroes during WWII. Good educational value and a reflection of peace.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed December 10, 2018

The scale of this operation was larger than we can imagine. You must visit the towns and beaches to understand the impact.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MvdBSRQ
Reviewed November 21, 2018

It's difficult to fathom that 4,000 service members were killed or wounded here on D-day. The tide was coming in when we visited so we missed seeing the remains of the rusted metal objects that disrupted the beach landing, but it seemed as though there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

France from Calais to the Normandy Beaches you cant help but feel inspired walking in the footsteps of heroes. WW2 main point of entry so pretty now must have been nightmarish back then. Omaha Beach has a memorial and museum, Omaha was the code name...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Again been here before, beautiful beach and amazing sculptures, while we were there this time there were parties from America with tour guides one lady was excellent at explaining what when ton and the way it was organised, just such a stunning place

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

My father landed on Omaha Beach at H + 12 hours and luckily survived. It was the first time a member of my family had been there in 75 years. We arrived at low tide and the length of the beach that had to be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sean M
Reviewed November 12, 2018

When I was planning my trip to France I decided not to go the Normandy Beaches. I changed my mind while I was in France and went on a guided tour. Our guide Charlene was an expert on the history of D Day but also...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TravelingAnnK
Reviewed November 12, 2018

When you visit Omaha Beach, have a good guide with you. There are several monuments dedicated to the brave American soldiers who sacrificed their lives. I strongly suggest reading in advance about D Day. You can learn much online. Also see Saving Private Ryan or...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Manuel B
Reviewed November 7, 2018

If you plan to visit Omaha Beach, I highly recommend getting a guided tour, otherwise you're just looking a beach with a few memorial sites on it. You can tour Omaha Beach with a 1/2 American beach tour through several tour companies. Our guide was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mark P
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Visited the beach recently in november with our small children. The place was windy and there were ocean bubbles blown all over the place! We were half soaked and the car was all dirty from the bubbles. However, apart from that we had a great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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orchard1232013
September 24, 2018|
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Response from Duncan E | Reviewed this property |
The direct footpath to the beach was closed (locked gates) when we visited. It looked quite steep with a lot of steps anyway to be honest. We walked along the road a little, and then through the dunes and past some bunkers... More
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Tango-Tango-USAF
March 17, 2018|
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Response from westerntravelerah | Reviewed this property |
Like the previous answers we travelled by car so it is difficlt to be precise about the distance. The beach is near the cemetery but the main focal point of Omaha Beach is some distance away from the cemetary, probably 10 to... More
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D9447PXjohns
February 19, 2018|
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Response from 3rdCoastHighlander | Reviewed this property |
There is a beach at the American Cemetery. I remember some people walking it. We drove to Omaha Beach and then on to Arromanches. Parking is plentiful everywhere.
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