The beach of Deauville ©Thalasso Deauville by Algotherm
Thalasso Deauville by Algotherm

Deauville,

the romantic

Two kilometers of beach, 450 umbrellas, 450 cabins, sports fields, a children's club, an Olympic-size swimming pool, a leisure park, 22 shops: Deauville beach has something for everyone. Immortalized by Claude Lelouch in the film "Un homme et une femme", its Art Deco cabins seduce lovers, vacationers, bathers, sportsmen, horsemen or jockeys all year long.
 
 

The must-haves

Along the Boards and their Art Deco atmosphere (1923)

It's one of Deauville's most legendary landmarks. Built in 1923, the Planches border the Bains Pompéiens establishment and its 450 Art Deco cabins. The 762-metre-long cabins are made of azobe wood. The complex, designed by Charles Adda, was inspired by models from Antiquity, yet modernized with clean lines and the use of concrete punctuated by mosaics. The lices are marked with the names of the directors and actors invited each year to the American Film Festival. And it's been going on since 1975!
The PlanksPatrice Le Bris

Les Planches

Sit under an umbrella

They settled on Deauville beach as early as 1875. In the 1930s, they abandoned their stripes to establish themselves in five colors with their skirts tied around the peak. Probably one of the most photographed parasols in the world, the Deauville parasol is not for sale anywhere. Every year, they come out of the town's workshops, which manufacture, repair and pamper them for rental. A low-cost municipal service.
Beatrice Augier
The parasols of Deauville ©Béatrice Augier

The famous parasols

Rent an Art Deco cabin

Deauville's 450 cabins, set in 9 Art Deco courtyards, are available to rent by the day, week, fortnight, month or season. There are three options: on the beach side on the famous Planches, on the boulevard side with its small pools - ideal for children to splash around in - and finally on the cour des bains side for a "Roaring Twenties" atmosphere. You'll appreciate the modern architecture of the establishment, the purity of its lines and the mosaic decor. A delicate world of atriums, galleries, a fountain...
Amélie Lefebvre
Art Deco cabins on the Planches de Deauville ©Amélie Lefebvre

Art Deco cabins

Admire the horse show

They come here to relax early in the morning or at sunset, after a training session, a race or a competition. To take part in this postcard-perfect setting, La Mangeoire Club Hippique takes riders of all levels on a group or private ride along Deauville beach. An absolute must!
Paloma Gabet
Horses on the beach at Deauville ©Béatrice Augier

Galloping on wet sand

The Park of the Lais de Mer

After the Promenade des Planches, go behind the Promenade Michel d'Ornano to the Parc des Lais de Mer, a vast four-hectare beachfront park that has become the favorite playground of bathers, vacationers and athletes. People meet there to stroll, but above all to freely enjoy the skate park and the sports trail, which is being reinvented and is gradually seeing the arrival of new equipment facing the sea: push & pull, street workout, elliptical bike... Lovers like to stop at the "Garden of Hearts" to hang a padlock and perhaps even exchange oaths, promises and secrets. What about you?
The Parc des Lais de MerLucile Loisel
Parc des Lais de Mer ©Lucile Loisel

The Park of the Lais de Mer

Kids

HQ for children and teenagers, the Centre de Loisirs Deauville Plein Air, the Espace Jeunes and the Happy Deauville Club offer children aged 2 to 17 physical activities on the beach, but also artistic and manual expression workshops. A few steps away, you can take your child for a ride on a wooden horse or in a small car, or take on the challenge of the 18-hole mini-golf course in 18 strokes!

Seaside sports

Deauville Sportive

New for 2023: Deauville Sportive, a new sports and wellness center set up right on the beach, offers a wide range of activities for the summer vacations. With their feet in the sand, holidaymakers can enjoy yoga in the early morning or at sunset, Pilates, stretching, muscular awakening, Qi Gong and much more.
Lucile Loisel
Deauville Sportive ©Lucile Loisel

Deauville Sportive

Municipal tennis

Its 17 tennis courts and 5 padel courts await your exchanges and your smaches just behind Les Planches. In addition to court hire, our tennis instructors offer training courses and lessons.
Naïade Plante

Municipal tennis

Deauville Yacht Club sailing school

At the Deauville Yacht Club, sailing is learned on a habitable boat (J80) and is aimed at all levels: recreational sailing, sport sailing, for individuals or for schools. The school also offers two-hour sea trips and boat rentals for people who have acquired level 3 of the French Sailing Federation.
If you have a boat and wish to improve your skills, the Deauville Yacht Club offers "boating coach" packages to bring you up to speed, go out to sea accompanied, and improve your boat handling or preparation.
The Deauville Yacht Club

The Deauville Yacht Club

The skate park and the multi-sports fields

Soccer, basketball, handball and skateboarding are practiced in the open air all year round. The skate park is brand new: made of molded concrete, it is composed of a "bowl" and a "street" on a surface of approximately 500m². Behind the club Mer et sport. Free access.
Naïade Plante
The skate park ©Naïade Plante

The skate park

Eco-citizenship

Collective garbage collection on the beach every Tuesday at 6pm in July and August. Information: 02 31 14 02 16.

Eating with a view of the water

Sleeping with the sea as a horizon

Practicalities

ACCESS
Take boulevard Cornuché, then the Lais de mer parking lot (chargeable on weekends, bank holidays and long weekends from April to mid-June and from mid-September to October, from Saturday at 7:30 am to Sunday at 9 pm. During spring and summer vacations, every day without interruption).

Saddle animals and pets are allowed:

  • May 1 to September 30 before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m. (exception: horses are not allowed to circulate during the triathlon and marathon)
  • all other days of the year, with no time restrictions
  • dogs must be kept on a leash on the Planches and the dike

A Tiralo and a Hippocampe are available at the lifeguard station for people with motor disabilities, on presentation of their identity card.


SURVEILLANCE
The swimming area is 550m long and 300m wide. In July and August, eight lifeguards holding the BNSSA (Brevet National de Sécurité et de Sauvetage Aquatique) and three CRS (French National Rescue Services) supervise the bathing area and the beach.
The surveillance is ensured :

  • from May 1st to 31st from 11am to 6pm on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and bank holidays (family not lifted)
  • from June 1st to 30th and from September 1st to 30th from 11am to 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays and from Monday to Friday (flame not raised)
  • from July 1st to August 31st every day from 11am to 7pm 

In case of problems call : 02.31.88.31.70
To know : big masts overhanging a boat, a house, a train or a balloon are planted on the beach in season to help children to find their way.

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Contact us:
+33 (0)2 31 14 40 00
info@indeauville.fr


Our tourist information offices :

DEAUVILLE TOURISM
Résidence de l'Horloge
Quai de l'Impératrice Eugénie
14800 Deauville
See opening hours

VILLERS-SUR-MER TOURISM
Place Jean Mermoz
14640 Villers-sur-Mer
See opening hours

BLONVILLE-SUR-MER TOURISM
32 bis avenue Michel d'Ornano
14910 Blonville-sur-Mer
See opening hours

VILLERVILLE TOURISM
40 rue du Général Leclerc
14113 Villerville
See opening hours

TOUQUES TOURISM
20 Place Lemercier
14800 Touques
See opening hours

TOURGÉVILLE TOURISM
Promenade Louis Delamare
(behind the first-aid post)
14800 Tourgéville
See opening hours