Having walked through the hamlet Laye, you will reach a spot offering exceptional views over the bay of Ecalgrain. A little further in the distance is the phenomenal Nez de Jobourg (literally translated the “nose” of Jobourg): a headland with cliffs that are at their highest point 128 meters above sea level: the highest in Normandy and among the highest in Europe. Nez de Jobourg is very distinctive: it stretches into the water, dominating the sea and gives one the feeling of standing at the very edge of the world.
Shores and moors of la Hague
At the heart of a Natura 2000 site, the granite cliffs of Jobourg and Voidries provide a spot from which you can enjoy fantastic views over the Channel Islands and the coves and rocky outcrops below.
Le sentier des douaniers: a coastal path
The coastal path offers stunning views as it winds along the coastline of la Manche, from the bay of Mont Saint-Michel to the Cotentin marshlands. The path got its name “sentier des douaniers” because customs (“douaniers” in French) used it to spot frequent smugglers transporting merchandise between the continent and the islands.