The beach of Villerville ©Ville de Villerville
City of Villerville


the wild one

The narrow and colorful streets of Villerville, a picturesque village of character, lead down to the sea and its three beaches: the Grand Bec beach to the west, where you can see the steep cliffs of the Roches Noires - Pointe du Heurt at low tide, the Graves beach in the center and the Bains beach to the east. This last one is not accessible at high tide but you can walk along it on the dike which dominates it.

The must-haves

Walking at the foot of the Roches Noires - Pointe du Heurt

Partly classified as an "Espace Naturel Sensible", the Roches Noires - Pointe du Heurt stretch for 4 km between Trouville-sur-Mer and Villerville. These cliffs provide an excellent natural cross-section of geological formations from the Jurassic period, 160 million years ago, when Normandy was covered by a tropical sea.
Etienne Chognard
The cliffs Falaises des Vaches Noires

The Roches Noires cliffs - Pointe du Heurt

Go fishing on foot

Whether it's cool, dry or sunny, you can fish on foot all year round in Villerville. Equipped with landing nets, buckets and even nets, go in search of shrimp and other hidden species of the sandy foreshore (shellfish only).
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Fishing on foot

Fishing on foot

Stroll along the promenade

The 450 meter long Villerville dike allows you to walk below the village built on the cliffs, along the beach at low tide or at the water's edge when the tide is high and it almost disappears.
City of Villerville
The Villerville dike ©Ville de Villerville

The Villerville dike

The Parc des Graves, from the top of the cliff to the sea

From the Parc des Graves, a descent to the sea from the top of the Roches Noires - Pointe du Heurt and a network of paths have been laid out. There is a remarkable flora: rare and wild plant species, remnants of former pleasure gardens, as well as recent plantations and ponds. A peaceful place to stroll, it is also a place to rest and have fun: children's playground, picnic tables and a petanque field are waiting for you.
Sandrine Boyer-Engel
Parc des Graves, Villerville ©Sandrine Boyer-Engel

The Parc des Graves

Eat and sleep with a view of the sea

Practical side


Access to the center of Villerville is difficult by car, so we advise you to walk to the beach via rue des Bains (plage des Bains), rue de la Cabine or chemin des Fondrières (plage des Graves). In summer, parking is charged throughout the commune. Rue du Maréchal Foch and rue des Bains are pedestrianized every weekend from mid-April, on public holidays and during school vacations until mid-September.

From June 15 to August 31, dogs are allowed on the beach before 9am and after 7pm. Outside this period, dogs are allowed without any time restrictions. Dogs are allowed on the seawall on a leash.

Horses are not allowed on the beach.

If it is authorized for crustaceans, shellfish (cockles, tellins, razor clams, mussels), gastropods (periwinkles...), sea urchins and tunicates are forbidden all year round in the commune of Villerville. Find the prefectural decrees on the website of the Calvados foot fishing and

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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