Like millions of tourists, you have decided to travel with your dog ?

Are you looking for a dog-friendly holiday destination ?


On this page you will find all the practical information you need to prepare your stay with your dog : accessible beaches, ideas for walks and activities and useful addresses.

We invite you to put your bags down in the Coeur de Nacre, in Normandy, on the D-Day Beaches.

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The seaside resorts of the Côte de Nacre between Courseulles-sur-Mer and Luc-sur-Mer offer great walks for a successful vacation with your dog.

Dog-friendly accommodation and activities… organizing a vacation with your pet can be a real headache.

That’s why we’ve put together this page devoted entirely to dog-friendly tourism !


What beaches are accessible with my dog on the Côte de Nacre ?

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Dogs are allowed on a leash all year round on the dykes and beaches, in accordance with current municipal bylaws.

Dogs are allowed off-leash all year round in Luc-sur-Mer, from the rue de la falaise in the direction of Lion-sur-Mer.

As a general rule, dogs are allowed on the beaches of the Côte de Nacre on a lead outside bathing areas, in accordance with the municipal by-laws in force.

On the beach at Courseulles-sur-Mer : from 1 June to 30 September, dogs on a lead are permitted on the beach at low tide before 11.30am and after 6.30pm.

Please note : water bowls and dog waste bags are available at tourist offices in summer.


Ideas for walks around the coast

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Does your dog need long walks ?

Don’t panic, here’s a selection of walks between land and sea to enjoy with your dog :

  • Vallon de la Capricieuse, from Luc-sur-Mer to Douvres-la-Délivrande (departure rue des Érables or avenue Lécuyer, Luc-sur-Mer), 5km round trip
  • Promenade Thomas de Douvres, in Douvres-la-Délivrande (departure place des Marronniers, Douvres-la-Délivrande), 2.5km round trip
  • Marais du Platon and Parc de l’édit, from Bernières-sur-Mer to Courseulles-sur-Mer (departure from Cale du Platon, opposite Père tranquille restaurant), 2km round trip
  • Vallon Bleu, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer (departure avenue du Général Koenig, opposite the church),
  • the grounds of Fontaine-Henry castle (exteriors only) and around the old church in Thaon, 3km round trip

Don’t forget the poop bag !


What tours can I take my dog on at the D-Day landing beaches ?

2 dog-friendly museums :

At the Juno Beach Centre in Courseulles-sur-Mer, small dogs are welcome at any time, as long as they’re in your arms.

Large dogs are welcome between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., on a leash and by reservation only.

But if you prefer, your dog can enjoy the rest area available in the secure area on the museum’s landscaped terrace.

Juno caching is also accessible with your dog, on a leash. It’s a fun outdoor course inspired by geocaching. Please note that dogs are not allowed in the bunkers for safety reasons.

At the Radar Station 44, in Douvres-la-Délivrandre, dogs of all sizes are welcome.

They must be kept on a leash.

Dogs are allowed inside the museum, but only on the outside.

When visiting the bunkers, please take small dogs in your arms. For larger dogs, it’s possible to take turns visiting the inside of the museum.


Sport and leisure activities with your dog

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Two types of dog-friendly activities are offered on the Côte de Nacre :

  • bike rental : with a cart or trailer for your dog, you can take advantage of the network of cycle paths along the Normandy coastline,
  • kayaking or paddling with your dog : the Courseulles-sur-Mer sailing school is ideally located next to the mouth of the Seulles river. Here you can practice water sports in complete safetty.

Practical information :

Plaisance 2 roues – Bike renting

COURSEULLES-SUR-MER

    Bike and electric bike hire. Mountain bikes, Fatbikes, children's bikes. Trailers for children and dogs. Rental packages: daily, half-day, weekly […]

Juno Vélo

SAINT-AUBIN-SUR-MER

    Bike repairs – Sale of second-hand bikes and new cargo bikes. Muscle and electric bikes for hire, and accessories. Delivery

Courseulles Sailing School

COURSEULLES-SUR-MER

    The Courseulles sur Mer Sailing School offers you the possibility to learn, rent and practice in complete safety. You can […]


Where to sleep and eat with my dog ?

A “pets welcome” pictogram has been added to the Tourist Office’s practical guide to help tourists traveling with pets.

This pictogram will help you select dog-friendly accommodation and restaurants.


More ideas for outings, walks and dog-friendly tourist offers on :

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