The beach of Villers-sur-Mer ©Delphine Barré-Lerouxel
Delphine Barré-Lerouxel



Here, we are at the center of the world! The first French city to be crossed by the Greenwich Meridian, the long beach also bears witness to the Belle Epoque with its picturesque villas. Its particularity: the Falaises des Vaches Noires, a geological curiosity dating from the Jurassic period. For those less interested in history, the beach is the site of numerous events and sports tournaments throughout the summer.

The must-haves

Walk along the Black Cow Cliffs

It is a geological and paleontological jewel made of alternating marl and limestone in which many fossils have been discovered. The most beautiful ones are exposed in the Paleospace, a museum dedicated to paleontology and astronomy. As a protected natural area, the site must be respected (climbing is forbidden). The collection of fossils is accepted on the shore at the foot of the cliffs and on the sand. Guided tours, training courses and workshops are organized very regularly, consult the dates and schedules on the agenda of our site. Discover also Le Paléospace, a museum entirely dedicated to local paleontology which exhibits fossils dating from the Jurassic period.
Etienne Chognard
The Black Cow Cliffs ©Etienne Chognard

The Black Cow Cliffs

Take a selfie on the Greenwich Meridian

On the Avenue de la République, near the casino, a viewpoint materializes the meridian. At this place, the longitude is exactly 0. You are at the center of the world... An ideal place to take a picture!
Julien Boisard
The Greenwich Meridian

The Greenwich Meridian

Take a sand yacht course with the Pôle Nautique Villers-Blonville

With its long sandy beach as far as the eye can see, Villers-sur-Mer is the perfect spot to learn how to sail. The Pôle Nautique Villers-Blonville is run by people who are passionate about light sailing. offers a wide range of nautical activities, including sand yachting. Take to the wind, fly away on two wheels and feel the breeze on your face. Adrenaline rush guaranteed!
Sailboat Lucile Loisel
Sailboat ©Lucile Loisel

The Villers-Blonville Nautical Center


Rent a beach hut, an umbrella, a deckchair or a sunbed

C. David

Recognizable by their luminous white color, the beach cabins are installed from June to mid-September (140 cabins out of a total of 230 are available for rent). You can rent them for a day, a week, a fortnight, a month, a season or a year.
Prices for a day: cabin - 13€ / parasol - 8,5€ / deckchair - 4€ / sunbathing - 7€.
Information at the Etablissement des Bains de Mer at 06 22 26 87 00.

Eating with your feet in the water

Sleeping with the sea as a horizon

Practical side

Access the beach by the avenue de la République which runs along the beach, as well as by the rue Michel d'Ornano and the rue du Général Leclerc. The latter two streets are narrow, so we advise you to take the first one. You will find parking spaces on the Avenue de la République (paying only in July and August) and in the perpendicular streets or behind the Casino Tranchant, Place du Lieutenant Fernand Fanneau. A paying parking lot is also available on Place Jean Mermoz opposite Villers-sur-Mer Tourism, paying only in July and August. Other free parking spaces are available in the residential areas a few blocks from the sea.

From June 15 to September 15, dogs are allowed on the beach before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m., provided they are kept on a leash. Outside this period, dogs are allowed on the entire beach, with no restrictions on time or place.

From May 1 to September 15, horses are allowed on the beach at low tide, on the foreshore, before 10am and after 7pm. Outside this period, horses are allowed at any time.

Villers-sur-Mer beaches are supervised on weekends and public holidays from
rom May 1 to July 1 and every day from July 1 to September 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Jean Mermoz beach lifeguard station: 02 31 87 01 04
Jean Moulin beach lifeguard station: 02 31 87 52 83

The 6 beaches inDeauville

Contact us:
+33 (0)2 31 14 40 00

Our tourist information offices :

Résidence de l'Horloge
Quai de l'Impératrice Eugénie
14800 Deauville
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Place Jean Mermoz
14640 Villers-sur-Mer
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32 bis avenue Michel d'Ornano
14910 Blonville-sur-Mer
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40 rue du Général Leclerc
14113 Villerville
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20 Place Lemercier
14800 Touques
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Promenade Louis Delamare
(behind the first-aid post)
14800 Tourgéville
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