On the south-west coast of the "Cotentin", facing Jersey, Barneville-Carteret is renowned for family holidays.
Ever since the sea-bathing fashion started, Carteret became a lively holiday place. It has kept the hotels, villas and their gardens of the time. Later on Barneville beach grew between the salt march and a long sandy beach. Between these two poles of attraction : the old market town of Barneville built on the top of a hill with its fortified, square towered roman church is a must. You will find a large choice of shops and services.
The Carteret port is very lively with its many fishing boats, yachts, sailing boats and regular service to and from Jersey, Guernsey and Sark. The marina is the ideal place for cruises to the Anglo-Norman islands or the Brittany coast. There are ten possible destinations, all between 7 and 45 miles away ; it is a port of call between the two main sailing harbours of Granville and Cherbourg.
The marina offers 330 berths with pontoons, 60 of which are reserved for visitors and there is a beaching area with capacity for 100 places.
It is accessible for 6 hours at high tide.
The rowing and sailing school welcomes children and adults for training at all levels.
Two beautiful sandy beaches, facing west, south west, welcome all those who appreciate relaxing, playing games and swimming. The beach is supervised from 1st July to 31st August. The sandy beach below the old church goes on for miles and there you can practice sand-yachting and speed-sail. All along, bordering the beach are the dunes of Hatainville where you are sure to find the most attractive wild landscape.