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Tatihou Island

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Address: Ile Tatihou | Accès par bateau amphibie, 50550 Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, France
Phone Number: 0233543333
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This is a hidden gem that many miss because you have to either catch the boat across or walk at very low tide to the island. Reserve your place FOC in advance at the shop on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
186338Dan
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a hidden gem that many miss because you have to either catch the boat across or walk at very low tide to the island. Reserve your place FOC in advance at the shop on the waterfront, then collect and pay on the day - the departure times depend on the tide. Once there you will find an idyllic... More 

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West Sussex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Journey started on an amphibious craft. Nice museum but where there are English labels they are difficult to read due to bad lighting and faint pale blue writing. Gave up waiting to be served in restaurant, terrible service. Amazing flora and fauna but watch out for the seagulls. Tower is very interesting. Great place for photography.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A half-day trip that could have lasted longer if the weather had been more favourable. Good teashop/restaurant. But clearly this place needs more investment to make the most of its great features.

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We were fortunate to arrive whilst the tide was in, and travelled to and back on the purpose built amphibious craft, which takes a few minutes. At low tide it is possible to walk across. There's lots to see on the island, the historic tower, which can be climbed via steep stairs, giving extensive views, plus gulls nesting on the... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

To be honest the main attraction of doing this trip was going on the duck boat that takes you to and from the island. Once there there is an interesting story to learn about the island's history. You need to allow 3 hours in my view (note no return sailing at 13.00 = Lunchtime!) Currently there is no catering of... More 

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Ash Vale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

We visited Tatihou on a Saturday afternoon, we caught 3pm boat, had a lovely wander round the gardens, visited the museum which was very interesting, walked around/in the German bunker, then into the tower which was fabulous, very well restored with great views on every floor, a steep long climb takes you up to the top floor. Worth every bit... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Highly recommend taking this little detour from St. Vaast. Tatihou is a lovely, windswept island with some fortifications, a botanical garden and plenty of space to just walk around. You go across on an amphibious boat. Go into town, buy your tickets, have lunch and then spend half the day on Tatihou. Excellent activity with kids.

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Pazin, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Lovely place to spend half a day. You can explore the fort, walk through the botanical gardens, see the museum, see historical sites, walk to the even smaller nearby island (during low tides). You can get to the island by walking or by taking amphibious. Every year in August, theres a world music festival during which people walk to and... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Atmospheric island off the lovely harbour town of St Vaast La Hougue. Great views, ideal for picnics. Very limited amenities though which is a shame in high season. Nice botanical gardens.

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Tracy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is well worth the trip - which is by amphibious watercraft (wheels when the tide is out, floats when the tide is in). The island itself holds many historical sites and it is a fairly easy walk. From an old fort to the laboratory to the retreat center, it peaks your interest. But, the schedule of the boat was... More 

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