The beautiful days are here ! So are the holidays ! It’s time to enjoy a drink on the terrace with friends or family.

What are the most beautiful terraces for a drink on Côte de Nacre ?

The Tourist Office team has put together a selection of the nicest places to have a drink on the Côte de Nacre or share a coffee, facing the sea, on a south-facing terrace or in Douvres-la-Délivrande.

Here we go ! We take you on a tour of the best places in the Cœur de Nacre.

Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health and should be consumed in moderation.

Where to have a drink on the Côte de Nacre?

La Maison Bleue, Courseulles-sur-Mer

rue de Marine Dunkerque

Terrasse de la maison bleue restaurant a courseulles

This restaurant is a real institution in Courseulles and has a south-facing terrace, ideal for windy days.

Enjoy some seafood and good cocktails comfortably installed facing the ponds and the mill of the Ile de Plaisance.

A little extra: discover the outdoor tables in giant bubbles, well protected from the wind.

A must try : the bartender’s “passion blue” creation based on blue wine*!

Au P’tit Mousse, Courseulles-sur-Mer

2 quai Ouest

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The sunny terrace of the bar-restaurant has a panoramic view of the marina and is decorated in blue and white tones.

From the terrace, you can admire the boats coming and going.

Please note : Au P’tit Mousse is located near the oyster beds and the Juno Beach Centre, the only Canadian museum on the D-Day landing beaches.

Les Petits Curieux, Courseulles-sur-Mer

7 place du Marché

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Crédit : Les petits curieux

Situated opposite the Place du Marché, this pretty little tearoom offers a choice of salty boards of local food and 100% home-made pastries.

Concerts are held here during the season.

The little extra : books and board games are available in the library.

Côté Plage, Courseulles-sur-Mer

Avenue de la Combattante

vue bandeau cote plage courseulles 2

Located 50 metres from the beach, this restaurant offers a comfortable south-facing terrace.

With friends or family, test your dexterity on the 18-hole mini-golf course.

The little extra : a selection of 40 rums* from around the world.

Le Grannona, Bernières-sur-Mer

12 place du 6 Juin

monument signal bernieres drapeaux

This restaurant is ideally located on the Juno Beach area of the D-Day landing beaches, right next to the Canada House.

The terrace overlooks the Place du 6 juin where the Signal Monument stands, dedicated to the heroism of the Allied forces that liberated Europe.

After a swim : enjoy the Grannona snack menu.

le Clos Normand, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer

89 rue Pasteur

un cafe en terrasse cafe au bord de la mer

This is the spot for the obligatory coffee break on the sea wall of Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer !

The large pergola at Le Clos Normand overlooks the lovely sandy beach.

That’s the place to be to have a drink on the Côte de Nacre.

If you’ve forgotten your coat, head for the south-facing interior terrace, sheltered from the wind.

For a snack, try the delicious artisanal ice cream Glaces des Alpes.

A must try : flavoured coffees and Norman cocktails*.

Le Crabe Vert, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer

Digue Favreau

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Sitting on barrels, facing the sea… what more could you ask for ?

Here’s a great place in Saint-Aubin to enjoy a drink while soaking up the sunshine.

A must-try : the stuffed seafood accompanied by a regional cider.

Le Café Source, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer

179 Rue Pasteur

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Here you can chat, read a book, in short, take your time !

You can sit on the terrace in the morning, at snack time or for an aperitif and enjoy a menu of local and organic products.

Café Source is popular with cyclists as it is located on the Vélomaritime, the cycle route that crosses the D-Day landing beaches.

The little extra : beer, cider and soft drinks are produced by Norman producers*.

Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer has got one of the most pleasant pedestrian seawalls in Normandy.

All the seafront restaurants welcome you to their terraces in season, to enjoy and have a drink over the Côte de Nacre.

couple partageant une planche aperitive au restaurant le papagayo à saint aubin sur mer

Credit : V. Rustuel – Papagayo’s terrace

L’IneLucTable, Luc-sur-Mer

Place du Petit Enfer, Dr Charcot Street

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Credit : Agence Smack

It’s not always easy to find a seat on the popular terrace of the IneLucTable !

Open all day long, you can have a coffee on the terrace from 8 am onwards and then treat yourself to a full menu and aperitif platters, over a drink during the day or evening !

A must try : the cocktails, especially the Piña Colada, to be sipped from the rooftop to admire the sunset*.

Just next door, push the door of the wine shop Bouteilles à la Mer which offers a nice selection of organic and natural wines as well as aperitif boards.

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Credit : Agence Smack – l’InecLucTable

Les Terrasses du mini-golf, Luc-sur-Mer

Rue du Docteur Charcot


Completely renovated sea view terrace, pretty coloured cushions, wooden benches… without forgetting the cocktail bar and the terrace with your feet in the sand, welcome to the mini-golf terraces.

The Vélomaritime bicycle route passes right by the restaurant.

A must try is the “sunset” non-alcoholic cocktail : orange, pineapple and lemon juice with a touch of grenadine syrup.

Hôtel-restaurant de la mer, Langrune-sur-Mer

2 rue de la Mer

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Credit : DR-Langrune-sur-Mer

You can hardly get any closer to the sea !

The spacious terrace, protected by a pergola, overlooks the beach of Langrune-sur-Mer.

The restaurant has a blue lobster tank, served cold with the seafood platter or flambed with whisky.

A must try : the mussels with lemon cream and fresh coriander served with fresh chips.

Where to have a drink on the Côte de Nacre?

Place 26, Douvres-la-Délivrande

Place Lesage

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The bookshop, well stocked with books, comics, manga and novels, now offers a tea room with local delicacies.

You can taste nice teas and coffees, organic ice creams and sorbets.

A must try : homemade pastries.

Le Petit Flaubert, Douvres-la-Délivrande

8 bis place de la Basilique

terrasse le petit flaubert

Credit : Le Petit Flaubert

You will feel “at home” there !

After doing some shopping in the shopping street, make yourself comfortable on the restaurant’s brand new outdoor terrace.

The menu features Norman products. We advise you to taste the cider from the Ferme de Billy*.

Gourmets will opt for the “Café Gustave”: coffee, a small chocolate pancake and a vanilla ball… a treat !

Other ideas for cocktails and recipes using regional Normandy produce:

*Alcohol abuse is dangerous to health, consume in moderation.

Featured photo: Smack Agency

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