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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 area?

Our campsite in La Manche offers direct access to the sea, on a white sand beach. This beach is ideal for swimming or shore fishing. You will also find multiple coves nearby that we can tell you about. You can practice water sports from certain beaches in the vicinity of Camping La Ferme du Bord de Mer. 

On-site rental of kayaks and bicycles, electric bicycles

Beautiful hikes in the surroundings What are the routes to know for athletes?

Camping La Ferme du Seaside 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 athletic among you, we are located on the GR223, which makes our campsite an ideal stopover. For the more adventurous, don't miss:

  •  Organized by A.S.Tourlaville Athlétisme on Saturday June 25, 2022 the 20th edition of the Viking Coast Half-Marathon (Normandy Championship) and the oyster race (7 km). It is a route in line of 21.1 km measured, maritime and rural and without notable difficulties, taking small roads and allowing you to admire the sea in the background. The starting line is located at the foot of the Gatteville lighthouse, about 1.2 km from La Ferme du Bord de Mer campsite.
  • On 07/09/2022, La Tatihougue is a SwimRun event, it is a sports discipline where you have to chain the running and swimming portions. The setting of the bay of Saint-Vaast-La-Hougue allows participants to discover the Hougue tower as well as the Tatihou island and other typical paths of the Val de Saire. For this 2022 edition, there will be three distances: 28, 14 and 6 km, one of which is the support of the French championship.

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

The 2nd highest in France Gatteville Lighthouse

Built between 1829 and 1834, the Gatteville Lighthouse guides navigators through 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 great view of the whole area. 

Activities close 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 Marie Ravenel's water mill which offers you a journey through time, to visit the Petit Gris Farm, the Montaigu la Brisette Animal Park with its circuits to discover domestic and wild animals, the Pony Express de Fermanville, but also the Ludiver Planetarium to travel to the heart of the Universe.

A year of music What are the unmissable dates?

The region comes alive with concerts, festivals and unmissable parties. For music lovers, we present to you some of the emblematic dates such as the "Festival des Musiques du large Tatihou" from August 11 to 16, the "Musical Summer of Barfleur" from July 26 to August 10, 2022 (19th edition ) and the “Chamber Music Festival” in Val de Saire from August 16 to 22. 

Don't forget "MusiKenSaire", a festival of the Norman music scene. Every 1st weekend of September, on the magical site of the quays of the port of Barfleur, the public can enjoy free concerts and entertainment to discover a selection of the best Norman contemporary music groups. Pop, Rock, Blues, chanson, reggae, folk, electro…

Stopovers by the sea How to learn more about the sea?

During your visit to La Ferme du Bord de Mer, you will be close to the most beautiful ports of the 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 the local specialities. Don't miss the Cité de la Mer (sale of reduced price tickets at the campsite reception), a leisure park to discover the underwater world in Normandy (sale of tickets at the campsite reception). < /p>

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 all about the history of Normandy and Cotentin, visit the various museums in the area. The museums that we recommend are: the Cider Museum (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 the Hougue, as well as the Liberation Museum in the Fort du Roule in Cherbourg which is full of vestiges of the Second World War. You will also be 25 kilometers from the Landing 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.