Le Goéland 1951hilled electro vibes with a view of Tatihou
Ranked as one of the top 10 beach bars in France by The Guardian, Le Goéland 1951 in Réville is an address to remember. Located in an old bunker, this bar-restaurant near Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue is a hidden pearl and the perfect spot for a cold drink with your toes in the sand and a great view of Tatihou Island.
Kick back and enjoy the friendly atmosphere and good vibes in this special setting. On the menu: fish and chips, local beers, fresh fish, tapas, charcuterie and cheese boards, all accompanied by live music and DJ sets. On Sundays in summer, you can tuck into a delicious brunch while enjoying chilled electro music.
Le bistrot de la plageL’ambiance farniente
Welcome to the Bistrot de la Plage: enjoy a laid-back atmosphere, tapas and an aperitif with the sand between your toes at the perfect beach bar! Open at lunchtime and in the evening, this beach shack is a great place to spend time with your friends, with regular live music for chilled summer evenings.
As a bonus, you can watch the sunset from the beach with a glass in your hand. Life is good in La Manche!
Le Boa Coffee and Foodthe coolest hangout in Gouville-sur-Mer
In Gouville-sur-Mer, a quirky shipping container is set up by the slipway every year from April to October. Welcome to Boa, a café-bar with good vibes and sea views where you can sip a cold drink with your toes in the sand. Its wooden tables, benches, giant cushions and loungers make it the perfect place to chill out whatever the time of day. On the menu: home-made cocktails, planchas and tapas, as well as breakfasts, sandwiches and waffles, all made with locally sourced products. With regular DJ sets in the evening and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, Le Boa is a top spot to soak up the gorgeous sunsets and good vibes la Manche has to offer!
Le Père Gusthe laid-back oyster bar
Do you fancy trying some seafood in a homely setting? Then head to the slipway in Blainville-sur-Mer, next to the dunes. Chez le Père Gus is a friendly, no-frills place where you can get together to enjoy a seafood platter. This laid-back oyster bar is housed in an old oyster farming hangar. Dive right in and try the tartare, whelks, prawns and other seafood delicacies. But if you have to choose just one, you really should go for the oysters. This is the perfect spot to sample the finest this family-run business has to offer. With the sound of the sea in the background, what’s not to love?
L'hôtel du Fort et des Ilesthe top spot for an apéritif
If you’re visiting the gorgeous Grande Île in Chausey, head over to the garden of the Hôtel du Fort et des Îles, a peaceful retreat with breathtaking views of the Chausey archipelago. At the bottom of the garden, the Cabane de l’Ecailler serves up delicious mussels, fish and chips, oysters, whelks and prawns, for the perfect seaside treat. Fancy a tipple? Then take your pick from the excellent selection of cocktails, wines and soft drinks on offer. With a glass in your hand, sit back and enjoy the idyllic landscape.
La Potinièreendless sea views
Sheltered by the cliffs in Barneville-Carteret, La Potinière is a mythical place that sits right on a fine sandy beach with pretty blue and white beach huts. In this lounge bar-restaurant, you can try delicious seafood washed down with a cold glass of wine while chilling to the music played by the DJ. With direct access to the vast beach, it’s the perfect spot for a sundowner with your toes in the water.
La Paillottetoes in the sand
A magical setting with a relaxed vibe: time seems to stand still at La Paillote in Carolles Plage. You can unwind here with your toes in the sand after going for a swim or trying a watersport. It’s a popular spot with kitesurfers and a great place to soak up the sunset with a glass in your hand. Benches, loungers and games for children, nothing is missing. Tuck into an open sandwich, a seafood platter, a veggie burger or a steak if you’re feeling peckish.
L’auberge des grotteson the cliff top at the Nez de Jobourg
Head up high to enjoy tasty treats with breathtaking sea views. From the Auberge des Grottes, the ocean stretches as far as the eye can see. Facing the Channel Islands, in the unspoilt setting of the Cap de la Hague, treat yourself to one of the delicious home-cooked dishes served up in this special place. Seasonal, locally-sourced products are on the menu, including fish, seafood, ice creams and crêpes: take your pick! It’s the perfect spot to chill out after an invigorating walk at the Nez de Jobourg!
La cabane des Tamarins
After a fantastic day surfing or sunbathing on the west coast, head over to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere at La Cabane des Tamarins in Vauville. Sit back and enjoy this beach bar with its seaside style, wooden walls, bamboo, surfboards and string lights, all designed to put you in the summer mood. Take your pick from delicious tapas, planchas, seafood and cocktails and chill out while you take in the sweeping sea views.