Normandy ( beaches) campsite recommendations

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  1. Allanm

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    We will be collecting my Daughter and her friend in a couple of weeks from Calais with the intention of visiting the Normandy beaches. We only ever stay in aires, but apparently someone in the van snores and my Daughter wants to stay on campsites and sleep in her tent!
    So, can anyone recommend a few nice quiet campsites around Bayeux and Caen, near the coast. We also like cheap!
    Allan
     
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    Try the Municipal Site at Arromanches Les Bains. Right in the town, fairly cheap and clean toilets.
     
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    if you are doing uauta beach nice little site just passed visitors centre
     
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    Agree about Arromanches, the municipal site is a good site also the municipal in Bayeux, a parkland setting and an easy walk into town. If you want to visit Sword Beach, Camping Les Pommiers in Ouistreham about a mile from the ferry is the obvious option. You can walk along the canal side path into Ouistreham, we used it during the D-Day ceremonies in June.
    Courseulles sur Mer has the Juno Beach centre, again, the site in town is ok and very close to the beach.
     
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    Thanks all, looks like we're sorted then
    Allan
     
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    Just left one there yesterday as we visited aromanches, omaha, gold and juno beach and the British and American cemeteries

    It's called camping les bas carreaux d514 tracy sur mer, 14117 aromanches les bains tel 06.88.33.24.96.
    €12 per night with electric

    Lovely little site pizza van comes at night bakers van in morning 10 minute walk from aromanches

    Highly recommend omaha beach ...best beach I've ever seen and I've seen a lot of beaches
     
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    Make sure you go to 'Le Chaos' at Longues Sur Mer and also the Pointe du Hoc:

    http://www.atlantikwall.org.uk/longues_sur_mer.htm

    http://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/pointe-du-hoc-ranger-monument

    http://www.6juin1944.com/assaut/omaha/en_hoc.php

    Also you should definitely aim to spend some time at the American cemetery, it has videos etc and lots of info/displays, well worth spending a good few hours there, but take tissues as you'll need them:

    http://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/normandy-american-cemetery
     
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  9. Allanm

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    Just got back after almost a month away and 2800 miles.
    We tried the above campsite, well, we emailed to reserve a pitch a week before going and got an email reply saying a pitch was reserved for us.
    When we got there though, there wasn't one. Don't know what happened, so we went to a municipal site a few miles down the road at Asnelles. Lovely site a few metres from the beach and a short drive from the Aromanches 360 cinema and viewpoint over the beach and mulberry harbour remains.
    We also visited the Pegasus Bridge museum ( again) well worth a visit if anyone is in the area.
    Allan
     
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