Utah Beach Loop is a 12.7 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Saint-Martin-de-Varreville, Normandy, France that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and nature trips.

DISTANCE
12.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
136 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

nature trips

beach

views

historic site

1 - Cross marshes lined with colorful flowers, along a pond, in a landscape with hunting huts. 2 - The church of Saint-Martin-de-Varreville with its modillions of the 11th and 12th centuries, has a sharp steeple unlike its neighbors who are saddlebags. Beautiful Romanesque portal. One of the most beautiful oak lecterns of Cotentin. 3 - The Château de Vaugoubert dates from the nineteenth century and houses a pond that welcomes swans and ducks. Nothing remains of the old buildings. In the park, a dovecote is redone on an old frame. He belonged to the Revolution to François Darot, esquire, former gendarme of the king's guards. 4 - At Foucarville, a little away from the path on the D14, a stele marks the location of the German prison camp "Continental Central Enclosure No. 19". 5 - Back to the dunes and the seaside, cross the "Grand Marais". 6 - A former blockhouse recalls the massive construction by the German army on the Normandy coast of these buried casemates. 7 - If the tide is low, continue on the beach towards the Leclerc monument, otherwise, follow the road if you do not want to get your feet wet ... Notable points nearby: Utah Beach Landing Museum 50480 Sainte Marie du Mont - Tel: 02 33 71 53 35Discovery history of June 6, 1944 and its human and technical achievements. Sainte-Marie-du-Mont: The Beauguillot Nature Reserve - Located in the bay of Veys, it is an important stopping place and wintering for more than 20 000 migratory birds whose discovery is possible of two Observatories well hidden in the dykes. Church Saint-Gilles, Ravenoville. Cruciform church with walls decorated with modillions of the 11th and 12th centuries. It is under the patronage of Notre-Dame and Blanchelande Abbey has the patronage. At the entrance of the choir presides the ark of glory. A monumental stove (curiosity to see). Farm-Manor of Surville, Ravenoville. Built in the 16th and 19th centuries. A beautiful double door, again with its knocker and a beautiful square tower. Open to visitors. Les Ponts d'Ouve: 100 hectares of ornithological reserve and bird discovery area of ​​the Regional Natural Park of the Cotentin and Bessin marshes. Access trail to the large observatory directly overlooking a lake. Community Tourism Office of Sainte-Mère-Eglise6, rue Eisenhower - 50480 Sainte Mère Eglise - Tel. 02.33.21.00.33 100 hectares of ornithological reserve and bird discovery area of ​​the Regional Natural Park of Cotentin marshes and Bessin. Access trail to the large observatory directly overlooking a lake. Community Tourism Office of Sainte-Mère-Eglise6, rue Eisenhower - 50480 Sainte Mère Eglise - Tel. 02.33.21.00.33 100 hectares of ornithological reserve and bird discovery area of ​​the Regional Natural Park of Cotentin marshes and Bessin. Access trail to the large observatory directly overlooking a lake.