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Normandy: What to do when you get there?

Situated in the north of France, the region of Normandy is bordered along the northern coasts by the English Channel.  Western Normandy contains granite cliffs, whereas the east houses limestone cliffs.

There are also long stretches of beach in the centre of the region, often visit by Parisians for weekend getaways and mini-breaks.

The highest point is the Signal d'Écouves (417 metres) in the Massif Armoricain, an area that attracts thousands of hikers and trekkers a year.

Over the years Normandy has become a very popular holiday location for the British, many of whom cross then channel to visit some of the best surfing and SUP spots of the region.

Some of the most renowned spots are:

Etretat
This is one of the most famous areas of Haute-Normandie, here you can find left breaks mid-tide close to Aiguille Creuse. The waves are relatively short, however, as you’re surrounded by breath-taking scenery, you’ll forget everything but catching waves in one of the most beautiful areas in the north of France.

Trouville sur Mer
Here you’ll find both right and left breaks, especially when the wind blows from the south. You’re encouraged to start surfing mid-tide so you can really get the most out of your sessions. Opposite the aquarium you’ll find right breaks well protected from south-eastern winds. This is without a doubt the best surfing spot of Calvados. SUP fans can also find their fill here, depending on the winds you can have a leisurely stroll or ride the high waves.

Berneval is adapted to surfers of all levels, however, you’ll have to wait for the tide to roll out to be able to make your way into the water.

Pourville is sheltered by the cliffs of Cap Ailly, so when the winds are blowing you can really catch some great waves.

Fécamp
Here you will find left breaks, the ideal time to surf is mid-tide when it’s not too windy.

Cabourg
The waves here are never very high however, you can find a series of waves that would be fun for intermediate level surfers.

Normandy is also home to 6 rivers and 9 coastal rivers, making it the ideal place for white water sports such as rafting, kayaking, outrigger canoe excursions and many more.

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        Normandy: What to do when you get there?

        Situated in the north of France, the region of Normandy is bordered along the northern coasts by the English Channel.  Western Normandy contains granite cliffs, whereas the east houses limestone cliffs.

        There are also long stretches of beach in the centre of the region, often visit by Parisians for weekend getaways and mini-breaks.

        The highest point is the Signal d'Écouves (417 metres) in the Massif Armoricain, an area that attracts thousands of hikers and trekkers a year.

        Over the years Normandy has become a very popular holiday location for the British, many of whom cross then channel to visit some of the best surfing and SUP spots of the region.

        Some of the most renowned spots are:

        Etretat
        This is one of the most famous areas of Haute-Normandie, here you can find left breaks mid-tide close to Aiguille Creuse. The waves are relatively short, however, as you’re surrounded by breath-taking scenery, you’ll forget everything but catching waves in one of the most beautiful areas in the north of France.

        Trouville sur Mer
        Here you’ll find both right and left breaks, especially when the wind blows from the south. You’re encouraged to start surfing mid-tide so you can really get the most out of your sessions. Opposite the aquarium you’ll find right breaks well protected from south-eastern winds. This is without a doubt the best surfing spot of Calvados. SUP fans can also find their fill here, depending on the winds you can have a leisurely stroll or ride the high waves.

        Berneval is adapted to surfers of all levels, however, you’ll have to wait for the tide to roll out to be able to make your way into the water.

        Pourville is sheltered by the cliffs of Cap Ailly, so when the winds are blowing you can really catch some great waves.

        Fécamp
        Here you will find left breaks, the ideal time to surf is mid-tide when it’s not too windy.

        Cabourg
        The waves here are never very high however, you can find a series of waves that would be fun for intermediate level surfers.

        Normandy is also home to 6 rivers and 9 coastal rivers, making it the ideal place for white water sports such as rafting, kayaking, outrigger canoe excursions and many more.

        See more

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