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53 boulevard Aristide Briand, 14150 Ouistreham, France
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That beach is very wide, what gives you a chance even in summer time to find a calm place. Easy access from Caen. Toilets and shower are rare. Only few bar or restaurant close to the beach. Parking is charged along the beach. Most of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jean-baptiste_JB
Reviewed November 20, 2018

Sleepy seaside town of Ouistreham Normandy France and Sword Beach D Day landing site and memorial to Frenchand British soldiers who fought and sacrificed their lives there June 1944 WW2.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed October 30, 2018

We were here in October. There are Migrants everywhere. They tried to get into our Van Lockers and Steal our bikes. We felt extremely uncomfortable here. You feel as if they are following you. We had been travelling around France for 2 months and had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
5  Thank luckyBali8
Reviewed October 29, 2018

We always walk along the beach when in Ouistreham; we have a dog and the boardwalk and pathways excellent. This time we saw lots of memorials to the lost soldiers from the War with their stories which were touching.... .......lost but not forgotten......

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank K2683GRlc
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Fairly well on but not quite complete. Nice teak broadwalk which any wheelchair user would love. La flamme memorial nicely planted up

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JRMaddog
Reviewed September 23, 2018

What else can you say about the beach that had the code name Sword on D-Day. Miles of golden sand were one of the perfect places to invade, and as you walk along you are aware of what happened here in 1944.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

We visited Ouistreham on our way to a battlefield/culture tour and the Brittany Ferries docks here. See my review of this company elsewhere. The town is nothing special and the restaurants seem fairly mediocre. However, there are a significant number of migrants in the town...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank FRANKN542
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful town with a beautiful beach. Unfortunately hundreds of immigrants trying to break into moving lorries bound for the U.K. Sitting in the restaurants on the front we saw this happening first hand. Not only this but they were trying to break into almost...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Aaron M
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Measured by any means it is a huge beach, clean with lots of shells, sea gulls, horses, and a very slowly receding sea

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank TomOpo
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

I've seen posts regarding Ouistreham saying you wouldn't think of the horror of D day and although there are a few subtle reminders they are correct but I believe the war was for freedom and that the poor souls that lost their lives would be...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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The ferry port is a few hundred meteres away from the beginning of the beach. Caen centre is a twenty minutes drive by car.
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