One of the main reasons for spending time in Deauville is the sea, the same sea the city was built upon in 1860: people can take advantage of the benefits of sea water, the richest among mineral waters! After having appreciated the shoreline from the famous Boardwalk, dive in and enjoy!
Energizing activity: walking with your feet in the water from the beach of Deauville to the beach of Bénerville and back.
Unusual and warming activity: the New Year's Day Sea bath taking place every year at 12 am in front of the nautical centre is the perfect place to wish one another a happy new year.
Sport activity: Deauville triathlon and its sea-water paths, every year in June.

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© Delphine Barré
© Delphine Barré

Quality & security

The supervision of bathing water of Deauville is ensured by the “Coeur Cote Fleurie” French Community of Communes which is responsible for preserving the shoreline ecosystem. It has been one of the first French local authorities to commit to a sea-bathing water quality process. Its efforts were rewarded in 2010, when the sea-bathing water quality management system certificate was issued by the Bureau Veritas and later renewed. In summer, you'll find all useful information about water quality in the Rescue station situated on the Boardwalk. For more information about this qualitative approach, visit the website of the "Communauté Coeur Côte Fleurie".

28°C seawater in the Olympic swimming pool

In Deauville, we love the sea so much we use it to fill the Olympic swimming pool: water is pumped offshore and heated to 28° C. Under a vaulted roof that catches sun and light - designed by the architect Roger Taillibert - it is the gathering place of 85,000 swimmers every year. It is also one of the two swimming pool of the Thalasso Deauville, chosen for the benefits of seawater.


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This 550-m-wide and 300-m-long area is set out ashore by high white and red masts and offshore by yellow buoys. In July and August, eight rescue swimmers, holding the “Brevet National de Sécurité et de Sauvetage Aquatique” (French national safety and rescue certificate), and three members of the riot squad police monitor the bathing area and the beach. Supervision services were improved in 2014, when a mobile rescue station was placed on the beach.

Accessibility: a Tiralo (amphibious wheelchair) is available for people with reduced mobility to afford them facilitated access to the water.  


Map of the beach, bathing area, days and times here