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

Walk at the foot of the Black Rocks

Classified as a "Sensitive Natural Area", the Roches Noires - Pointe du Heurt extend over 4 km, between Trouville-sur-Mer and Villerville. Riders will be able to see the more or less steep cliffs, the vegetation, the reefs, the wooded areas, and with a little luck, some fossils.

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The cliffs Falaises des Vaches Noires

Walk at the foot of the Black Rocks

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.

The Villerville dike

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.

Marine Le Guillard
The Parc des Graves

The Parc des Graves

To be seen

On the beach of Cricqueboeuf, remains of the Atlantic Wall, visible at low tide.
When you come back from the beach, stop in front of the Cabaret Normand, place of shooting of the movie " Un Singe en Hiver " of Henri Verneuil shot in 1962 with Jean Gabin and Jean-Paul Belmondo.

Eat and sleep with a view of the sea

Practical side


Access to the center of Villerville is difficult by car, we advise you to reach the beach on foot by the rue des Bains (plage des Bains), the rue de la Cabine or the chemin des Fondrières (plage des Graves). In summer, parking is not free in the whole town. The rue du Maréchal Foch and the rue des Bains are pedestrianized every weekend from April 16th, on public holidays and every day of school vacations until September 15th.

Dogs are not allowed from July 1st to August 31st from 9am to 7pm. However, dogs are allowed on the dike if they are kept on a leash.
Horses are not allowed to circulate on the sand along the entire length of the dike from July 1 to August 31. The parking of vans is done on the Place des Fossés Vieux. Access to the beach on horseback is via the path indicated by signs in front of the Parc des Graves entrance. Access is only possible at low tide. Riders must report to the town hall before coming to the town.

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


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

Our tourist information offices :

Residence 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 General Leclerc
14113 Villerville
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20 Place Lemercier
14800 Touques
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Promenade Louis Delamare
(behind the first aid station)
14800 Tourgéville
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