Normandy is located in northwest France and is the area of France most British people encounter first as they fall off the ferry. Le Havre and Dieppe are popular ports with visitors, especially day trippers from the UK. The coastline is split into two sections. Firstly the Côte d’Albâtre stretches 100km south from Dieppe to Étretat where the pebble beaches are backed by tall white cliffs. The countryside is a land of meadows and orchards and it plays host to some of Frances finest dairy produce that includes Camembert cheese. The second part of the coastline is the Cotentin, from Dieppe south, towards the Cherbourg peninsula and is a seemingly endless sweep of wide sandy beaches that were the main reason for siting the D-Day landings here.
One of the main benefits is the close location to the Channel ports which makes this part of the world perfect for weekends away and half term breaks as well as your main summer holiday. It’s also perfect for those travelling with young families who may not want to take on longer journeys.
Camping in Normandy means you’ll be staying in some stunning country side with small green fields lined with neatly trimmed hedges. You’ll see plenty of apple orchards where they make local cider and of course, the famous Calvados. You’ll get great food in Normandy, they’re particularly good at fish and dairy and there is a plethora of good restraints spread across the regions. The seaside towns and resorts of the region’s coast are very popular, Honfleur is picture perfect and always draws the crowds. There’s a good selection of campsites and perhaps the best ones are the smaller ones, often family run and a great hit with young families.