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Camping Utah Beach
Regine Et Bernard Cardet
La Madeleine
Normandy   (Browse area)
50480   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: (33) 02 33 71 53 69

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Open: 01/04 To 28/09

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 8 Reviews
              9/10 from 8 Reviews

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Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Awesome60s 12 reviews from this member

This is a splendid site at this time of the year (end August early September ) but remember perceptions can change depending upon how busy things get as the seasons change.

The generally large touring pitches are grassy over a sandy top soil with the obvious advantage of excellent drainage should it rain. Staff were professional and friendly. The two adequate toilet blocks serve opposite ends of the site. A Motorhome service point is adjacent to the main toilet block.

A lot of effort has been made to ensure the site is child-friendly. There is a covered swimming pool, a bouncy castle, crazy golf course, a playground, an aviary, and a small animal paddock. Although we did not use it, the Restaurant seemed to be very well patronised by local residents.

The site is in an excellent position: it's a short walk to one of the best WW2 Museums; a short drive to Ste Mere Eglise and its excellent Museum; and of course it's adjacent to the historic Utah beach. The villages in the surrounding area are most interesting and attractive.

In summary, at this time of the year, a splendid campsite well worth a visit.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Navman2860 6 reviews from this member

We spent 7 nights here in August 2013. The site is a couple of minutes walk from the beach and about 10 minutes walk to the Utah beach landings Museum.

The site has a covered pool that our girls used more than once. The small shop stocks a few basics but I wouldn't rely on it for anything much more than the morning bread and ice creams:)

The showers are no longer push button and fine. There is a small child's play area and a few goats in a compound.

The beach is fine sand and shallow seas for quite a distance out.

We would use this site if we came back this way.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: ClaireMike21 40 reviews from this member

Had a one night stop before heading home via Cherbourg. It was the weekend after the DDay celebrations so lots of people with jeeps and dressed up on the site. Decent bar, had a takeaway pizza which was fine. Didnt use the pool etc, showers could have been better. They seemed to have goats and birds area for kids and crazy golf. 2 minute cycle to the museum which was fantastic.

We also cycled out and found the 101st airborne easy company monument down a little side road. (big band of brothers fan). Cycyled into the town again lots had been going on for DDay week, all camped out around the church, small museum there. Had a really good lunch in the restaurant looking at the church.

It was very cold and blowy the night we stayed but a lovely easy stopover for Cherbourg ferry.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Gusmo 3 reviews from this member

We spent 3 nights here as part of a two week tour round France. The site is just 2 mins walk from the beach which is lovely, wide flat and clean. We saw horses and chariots running alongside the waves in the sunshine, beautiful. We wanted to see the historical D Day sites and relics and the site is perfectly placed for this with the museum only a 10 mins walk along the beach. The nearby town of St Marie du Monte can be reached by bicycle in less than half an hour. It has a couple of restaurants and there are signs giving little insights into events of 6th June 1944.

We booked the site direct via the internet with no problems. Reception staff were friendly and helpful and we were directed to the motorhome service point on arrival. Pitch - it was near the portacabins at the end of the row and it easily accommodated our unit, which at 8. 3m is on the large size. We had hedges to two sides making our pitch private. The site was quiet with the 10. 30pm quiet rule observed by all.

Toilets - the main block was clean with unisex toilets and showers, toilet seats and loo roll. The showers were push button and not all that powerful, but were warm enough. The main block was locked between 10pm and 7am but the portacabins were available. Facilities - decent kids playground, goats, bouncy castle, tennis court and ball games area, swimming pool. The pool was covered so could be used in all weathers and it was clean, although a little on the cold side. The majority of campers were French and so the speedos rule was generally observed, however we did see a few bathers in surf shorts and no-one objected.

Shop -basic in that there was no fresh milk, only UHT, but there was fresh bread daily. Other essentials in jars/tins/packets were available but it mainly catered for gifts. Bar and restaurant - we didn't try but they looked nice. Two washing up sinks had no plugs so you will need a bowl. Would recommend the site to anyone wanting to visit the landing sites as it is perfectly located for this.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: NickyNovinka 1 review from this member

We stayed at Utah Beach for a week with our 6 year old son. We pre-booked and got a really good value deal using the Flower Camping Website.

We were lucky to get a massive pitch with views over fields, under some evergreen trees to give some shade.

The toilet block was clean and facilities were numerous enough to cope at high season.

We ate at the restaurant once and the food was high quality, the take away pizzas were also good. The pool was a bit small and did get crowded but the site was full when we were there.

The location of the campsite was pretty isolated (which we liked) and the beach was fantastic, 2 mins walk. We spent every evening watching the farmers harvest oysters and watching the sunset over the otherwise deserted beach. Loads of sea life to investigate along with the WW2 fortifications. The site is a 10 min stroll down the beach to the museum and Roosevelt cafe. There was a nature reserve 5 mins drive away.

We found the free Wi-Fi useful to contact the UK.

The only negative about the site was the entertainment on Thursday and Friday nights was rather loud, keeping my son awake. It did finish by 11pm though. They also played the same CD loudly for aqua-aerobics at 10am every day which did get a little wearing after 7 days!

All in all we had a great week and would recommend the site to others.

Date of Visit: July 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Wenpip 12 reviews from this member

This was the second (out of 3 sites ) site we visited as we wanted to visit the D-Day landing beaches and as this was smack bang on Utah Beach. The site was really easy to find with sat nav via the postcode and well signed posted.

It really was a 2 minute stroll to the Utah landing beach front and perfect for all the museums and general D-Day memorials etc.The beach was really lovely to sit on in the day and at sunset - really calm. The weather was perfect and my kids even swam in the sea which was warm.

The site is secure as it has a barrier and either reception open this for you or you can use the key card that they give you if reception is closed.

The pitches are individually marked with plot numbers - you were allocated a pitch either behind the reception / central area which was nearer to the modern shower blocks, toilets and swimming pool etc.Or on the others side (which is nearer to the beach if you are looking at their website picture) which had a couple of portacabin toilets and a portacabin shower but the ground here was really rocky and hard and we struggled pegging down. The site has permanent static caravans (residents lived here) too and they were dotted around.

Some of the pitches (behind reception / pool area had bushy hedges ( in need of a trim) and we couldn't read the pitch numbers - Some were shaded under tress.

We struggled with the pitch size for our 6 man Monty plus extension plus car - didn't have the feeling of space for example for cooking or for our table and chairs etc. A smaller tent would have been fine but you will definitely need rock pegs and would be a good idea for them to mention this on their web site. Many of the campers had camper vans and they seemed ok. I thought they should provide a pitch as appropriate to your tent size as some small 2 man tents were on huge pitches whilst we squashed onto our small pitch!

We both felt claustrophobic on this site - I love sitting outside the tent in my chair drinking endless cups of tea and watching the world go by and the kids playing , but they could not get round the back or sides of the tent and had to play off pitch. Again , some of the larger pitches had more room but you are allocated your pitch on arrival.

The park was really nice and new and the kids loved playing on this.

We both felt slightly uncomfortable in our pitch not least because a narrow rocky path / road divided us from the tent opposite and we could touch the camper van/ tents in the adjacent pitch.

We had really lovely hot weather and the kids went in the pool which was a little small for the number of people and got quite crowded but they had lots of fun.

We ate in the restaurant over the 2 nights - they had a specials menu that changed each day which was very tasty - everything is served with frites (fries) arghhh! but the food was lovely. The kids menu consist of choice of Pizza with a drink and ice cream.

There were x 2 toilet areas - 1 shower blocks was large, modern and clean and I never had to Q. The shower cubicles again, were good size .Really liked the showers and they had individual wash cubicles with a mirror and a sink. The others for those at the top end of our area/ pitch were had the portacabins but it was dead quick to walk to the nice block for privacy and luxury!

The washing up area had 2 sinks but no plugs- you need a bowl!

The shop had basic essentials and fresh bread each day and had wine, snacks and a few kids toys and gifts.

We wouldn't stay here again as it simply served a purpose to visit the D-Day beach and museums - We didn't really want to stay for the original 5 nights we had booked and rang round to find another site but don't let this put you off as I know lots of people who would love this type of camp (We spoke to one couple who had been there for a week and who were loving it!) - it just wasn't for us - but is definitely good for a 1 -2 night stay for the landing beaches and if you like a small busy, relaxed site.

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