Do you dream of falling asleep to the sound of waves? Do you fancy a break in a seaside hotel with an incredible view? On Chausey Island, along the wild coast of La Hague, in the heart of the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel, or facing the setting sun on the west coast: here are seven hotels with sweeping ocean views. Pack your bags, we’re off for a coastal getaway in la Manche!
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L’Hôtel du Fort et des Ilesa unique place in Chausey
With only eight rooms, four of which have panoramic sea views, this charming hotel situated on the Grande Île in Chausey makes you feel like Robinson Crusoe. Once the daytrippers have gone back to the mainland, kick back and enjoy the tranquillity of the island. Seafood and local fish on the terrace, stunning sunsets, and breakfast to the sound of waves, that’s what a getaway in Chausey is all about. Time to switch off completely!
Note: You’ll need to book in advance and check the schedule for ferry crossings.
Mercure Granvillea 4* hotel in the heart of the “privateers’ town"
In a fantastic location, right in the centre of Granville with direct access to the beach, a large terrace, solarium, and panoramic sea views, the Hotel Mercure Grand Large has it all! The stylish decor pays tribute to the famous fashion designer Christian Dior, whose museum and gardens are just a stone’s throw away. The seaside resort of Granville has a year-round holiday feel to it, making it the perfect coastal getaway at any time of year.
Bonus: this hotel is just 1 km away from Granville station, which is ideal for visitors arriving by train.
Le Landemerand its incredible view
All of the rooms in this 3* hotel have exceptional sea views. The stylish decor and impressive bay windows in the restaurant are sure to please. The talented chef serves up inventive dishes made from locally sourced products, including fish, seasonal vegetables, wild herbs and flowers. The hotel is located on the GR® 223 hiking path, making it the perfect base for exploring the treasures of the Cotentin Peninsula and its breathtaking panoramas.
Bonus: a special mention for the rooms in the Longère building, with their private panoramic terraces.
La Marinea 4* hotel in Barneville-Carteret
This hotel has 26 rooms, 19 of which have terraces or balconies with a sea view overlooking the harbour and the fairway. The elegant, contemporary rooms are the perfect place to unwind. During your stay, head off to explore the charming seaside resort of Barneville-Carteret and be sure to test the hotel’s restaurant. Throughout the seasons, the chef serves up local delicacies, spotlighting all the flavours and richness of the Manche.
L’Erguillèrea chic and laid-back hotel in Port Racine
Nestled in Saint-Martin cove on the Cotentin Peninsula, this charming hotel has eight rooms with sea views. The restaurant, with its large terrace overlooking the sea, is a spectacular place to enjoy good food. Breakfast is carefully selected and prepared, with locally sourced products, pain perdu, freshly squeezed orange juice, fruit salad, strawberries in summer, and even oysters! Tuck in and enjoy the moment! This hotel is also the perfect base for exploring the Pointe de la Hague and its unique landscapes.
Bonus: the hotel also has a tearoom that’s open in the afternoon, with hot chocolate and delicious home-made cakes.
L’hôtel Prévithalhotel in Donville-les-Bains
Situated next to a large beach just outside Granville, this 4* hotel is the perfect place to unwind. Some of the rooms have views of the sea and the Chausey islands. For total rest and relaxation, head to the Marine Space, or indulge in the different treatments and cures available in the thalassotherapy area. Le Sound, the hotel’s restaurant facing the sea, serves up delicious healthy and balanced dishes using locally sourced products.
Bonus: watch the sun set over the sea from the terrace or your room.
L’Auberge Saint-Pierrein Mont Saint-Michel
Nestling under the ramparts in the heart of the village of Mont Saint Michel, this 15th century house is a listed building, and will take you back in time to the Middle Ages. To enjoy a view of the vast bay of Mont Saint-Michel, book your stay in the old fishermen’s houses situated in the Logis du Chapeau Blanc. From there, you’ll be able to watch the power of the tides, admire the changing light and head off to explore Mont Saint-Michel at dusk. An unforgettable experience!
Want a stay with sea view?
A seaside break is great in summer, but even better in the low season. Crashing waves, soft light, spring tides, peace and quiet: la Manche is a wonderful place to be in any season, even in winter !