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Organize a quiet holiday by the sea at our campsite in La Manche, La Ferme du Bord de Mer. We warmly welcome you in mobile homes or unusual accommodation, and on large grassy pitches for camping coaches and on more traditional pitches. Families, couples, groups of hikers or cyclists will find everything they need at La Ferme du Bord de Mer!

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What to do in La Manche?
Tourist activities, cultural visits and walks

For the whole family
What are the activities to do in the region?

Our campsite in La Manche offers direct access to the sea , on a beach of white sand. This beach is ideal for swimmingor fishing on foot. You will also find multiple coves nearby that we can point out to you. You can practice water activities from certain beaches in the surroundings of Camping La Ferme du Bord de Mer. 

On-site rental of kayaks and bicycles, electric bicycles

Beautiful hikes in the surrounding area What routes should athletes know?

Camping La Ferme du Bord de Mer is ideally located in the Cotentin, in fact, two beautiful roads pass very close to our campsite: “La Route de la Mer” towards Cherbourg and “La Route des Promeneurs” to go to Barfleur or the lighthouse on foot along the coast. For the more sporty among you, we are located on the GR223, which makes our campsite an ideal stopover. For the more daring, don't miss:

Discover the First Edition of the Ronde du Cotentin

We are delighted to invite you to the very first edition of the Ronde du Cotentin, an exciting initiative of the FFRandonnée Manche, supported by local communities and associations. This exceptional hiking experience will take place on May 25 and 26, offering participants a unique adventure “between Land and Sea”.

About the Event

  •     Flexible Participation: Choose to participate over 1 or 2 days.
  •     Free and Marked Route: Explore at your own pace on routes of 3 to 10 km between villages.
  •     Choice of Departure and Arrival: Personalize your experience by choosing your departure and arrival point.

    Refreshments in Each Village: Enjoy much-needed refreshments throughout your journey.

    Friendly and Non-Competitive Event: La Ronde du Cotentin is not a competition, but a celebration open to all levels of hikers.

The Journey “Between Land and Sea”

This first edition offers you a captivating 80 km route with 14 stages, taking you through Val-de-Saire, a picturesque region at the eastern tip of the Cotentin peninsula. Explore a wild coastline, from sandy beaches to coves bathed in light, while crossing authentic villages steeped in exceptional heritage.

Event Program

  •     8 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Collection of badges and departure of hikers.
  •     8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Refreshments throughout the route.
  •     11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Catering to regain strength.
  •     5 p.m.: Triumphant arrival.
  •     3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Shuttle service to facilitate your return, available only from the stopover towns.

Commitments and Prices

  •     Adult Pass 1 day: €20/pers.
  •     Adult Weekend Pass: €30/pers.
  •     Young people under 15 1 day pass: €18/pers.
  •     Young people under 15 Weekend pass: €28/pers.

Your participation includes the shuttle, catering, and refreshments.

Sign up for this Unique Adventure!

Get ready for a memorable hiking experience during the first edition of the Ronde du Cotentin. Explore the beauty of Normandy “between Land and Sea”. For more information and to register, visit the official website.

Don't miss this opportunity to discover our region in a new way. Join us and be among the first to take part in this historic adventure!

Many cycling routes can also be on the program. Ask your hosts for advice, they know the region perfectly and will be able to show you the best itineraries according to your needs and desires.

The 2nd highest in France The Gatteville Lighthouse

Built between 1829 and 1834, the Gatteville Lighthouse guides navigators in the passage of the Raz de Barfleur. With its 75 meters, it is the second highest lighthouse in France. After climbing the steps, you will find yourself with a superb view of the entire region

Activities closer to nature What to do with children?

If you are traveling to our quiet campsite with children, many fun and tourist activities are nearby. We advise you to go to the Marie Ravenel Water Mill which offers you a journey through time, to visit the Ferme du Petit Gris, the Animal Park Montaigu la Brisette with its circuits to discover domestic and wild animals, The Pony Express of Fermanville, but also the Planetarium Ludiverto travel to the heart of the Universe.

The 80th anniversary of the Landing this year The Landing of June 6, 1944

Normandy, Land of Freedom and History

The Landing of June 6, 1944 remains an essential moment in world history, marking the beginning of the Liberation of France and Europe. Normandy, the scene of this decisive event, proudly preserves the traces of this crucial era.

D-Day and Battle of Normandy: A Living History

The Normandy region, from Pegasus Bridge to Sainte-Mère-Église, is witness to 94 sites and places of memory linked to the Landings and the Battle of Normandy. From blockhouses on the beaches to military cemeteries, each place bears the traces of these historic events.

In 2024, Normandy will commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Landings and the Battle of Normandy. Every year, commemorations around June 6 attract visitors from around the world to remember and pay tribute to the heroes who sacrificed their lives for peace and freedom.

D-Day Normandy Festival: An Unforgettable Event

The D-Day Festival Normandy, taking place across the entire D-Day coastal area, offers a unique experience. From Pegasus Bridge to Sainte-Mère-Église, via Ouistreham, Arromanches, Pointe du Hoc, and emblematic areas like Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Gold Beach, Juno Beach, and Sword Beach.

Airdrops, parades, concerts, historical reenactments, fireworks, exhibitions, screenings, and much more. The event offers nearly 100 tourist and popular, cultural and festive events. An immersive celebration of history that transports visitors to the past while honoring the present.

Your Campsite, Witness to History

Located by the Channel sea, our campsite offers unique proximity to these historic sites, only 40 minutes by car from the D-Day commemorative festivities Normandy Festival. By choosing our establishment, you immerse yourself in history while enjoying modern comfort.

Explore and Commemorate with Us

Whether you are interested in history, peace, or freedom, Normandy welcomes you with its landscapes full of emotions. Explore the D-Day beaches, attend D-Day Festival Normandy events, visit military cemeteries, and take part in commemorations.

Find out more information on these commemorations and events at

Book now and experience history with us in the heart of Normandy. 80th anniversary of the Landings and the Battle of Normandy.

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Stopovers at the seaside How to learn more about the sea?

During your stay at La Ferme du Bord de Mer, you will be close to the most beautiful ports of Cotentin. We advise you to go to the marina of Cherbourg, the port of Barfleur and the charming marina of Saint-Vaast-La- Hougue. You can stop at a restaurant and taste local specialties. Don't miss theCité de la Mer (reduced ticket sales at the campsite reception), a leisure park to discover the underwater world in Normandy. 

A 15-minute walk from the campsite, you will find the Barfleur sailing school

Cultural visits What are the monuments not to be missed?

Normandy is a region steeped in history and exceptional monuments that have stood the test of time. Follow in the footsteps of the past, visiting the Tours de Vauban, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Saint-Vaast-La-Hougue and Tatihou. Continue with the visit of the church of Gatteville and that of Montfarville and its 18 paintings by Guillaume Fouace. End with Fort Cap Lévi, a former Napoleonic fort from the 19th century. 

Discover the Château de Carneville (15 min by car) and visit the vast gardens (every Friday from July 15 to August 19). From 6:00 p.m. you will find summer canteen markets. Friendly atmosphere, local produce and crafts market, refreshment bar and good music!

Learn more about Normandy What are the must-see museums?

To learn everything about the history of Normandy and Cotentin, visit the various museums in the surrounding area. The museums that we recommend are:

  • the Cider Museum in Valognes (open only in summer) where you will discover 5 centuries of cider history
  • the Maritime Museum of Tatihou Island which preserves the archaeological treasures of the wrecks of the Battle of la Hougue
  • the Liberation Museum in the Fort du Roule in Cherbourg which is full of relics from the Second World War.
  • You will also be 25 kilometers from the D-Day beaches

In the heart of the Cotentin in La Manche Where to take beautiful walks?

Take a beautiful hike in La Manche, accessible to all thanks to the walks carried out by the Val-de-Saire local center some twenty years ago, the leaflets of which are available from the campsite reception or on their site. Embellished with a question and answer game, these walks between 3 and 10 km will make you discover the most beautiful corners of the villages of Val-de-Saire. For charming walks, we advise you to go to the town centers of the neighboring towns: Cherbourg, Barfleur, etc. The town of Sainte-Mère-Eglise is an ideal starting point to discover the landing beaches.