The 12 best campsites in Normandy

Camping Normandie : Camping de la Plage

Looking for an unforgettable family vacation? Normandy’s best campsites are waiting for you!

Known for its sandy beaches, eclectic gastronomy, exceptional panoramas, majestic cliffs and rich historical heritage, Normandy never ceases to please and attract tourists from all over the world.

Lazy afternoons, visits to museums or famous historic sites, strolls through the narrow streets of small seaside villages or port towns, wine tasting… In Normandy, there’s never a dull moment… especially when you’re staying at a campsite!

Welcoming and welcoming, campsites are the ideal meeting places for activities and getting together… Ideal for a successful family vacation! To help you in your search, Generation Voyage has selected the best campsites in Normandy.

In Calvados

1. Camping Omaha Beach

Camping Normandie : Camping Omaha Beach

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  • Destination: Vierville-sur-mer
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Stars: ★★★
  • Campsite plus: direct access to the beach

Let’s start our selection with one of the best seaside campsites in Normandy. Located at Vierville sur Mer in Finistère, Camping Omaha Beach offers all the comforts you need for a successful vacation. During the day, enjoy the heated swimming pool or the beach less than 300m away. In the evening, get together with your bungalow neighbors around the table soccer, billiards or ping-pong tables for a convivial moment.

Staying at the Omaha Beach campsite also means taking a trip back in time. Indeed, Omaha Beach is a decisive and significant site of the Second World War, since it was here that the Allies landed on the night of June 6, 1944. Not far from the site, you’ll find the Omaha Beach Memorial Museum, the vast Colleville American Cemetery and the Overlord Museum, which tells the whole story of the landings.

2. Camping MV Resort

MV Resort

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  • Destination: Langrune-sur-mer
  • Budget: €€€€€
  • Stars: ★★★★★
  • Campsite bonus: heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools

A true haven of peace, the MV Resort campsite has everything you need for a relaxing vacation. Indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, hammam with chromotherapy, spa, jacuzzi, solarium, fitness room… Want more? The campsite is located in Langrune-sur-mer, a charming fishing village just a few minutes from the most beautiful beaches in the area.

During your stay, take the opportunity to visit the city of Caen, capital of the Calvados department. If Caen is one of the most important cities in Normandy, it’s surely because of its rich historical past. The city of William the Conqueror in the Middle Ages, and a decisive location during the Second World War, Caen is a place steeped in history and a must-see in the region.

3. Camping La Reine Mathilde

Camping Normandie : Camping La Reine Mathilde

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  • Destination: Etreham
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Stars: ★★★
  • The campsite’s plus point: its location just 5 kilometers from the seaside

Let’s continue our selection with a campsite in Basse-Normandie that will meet all your expectations. Welcome to La Reine Mathilde campsite, a unique place where vacations rhyme with conviviality. While adults enjoy the heated outdoor swimming pool, the little ones won’t be outdone: the campsite has a playground and a paddling pool. And in the evening, what better way to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life than with a family barbecue?

During the day, there’s no shortage of activities. In fact, the campsite is just a few kilometers from some of the region’s must-see attractions. These include the town of Arromanches-les-bains, a major World War II site with its D-Day Museum.

In Orne

4. Camping du Perche Bellemois

Perche Bellemois

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  • Destination: Bêlleme
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Stars: ★★★
  • The campsite’s plus points: a location right in the heart of nature

Our list of the best campsites in Normandy continues in the Orne, one of the region’s most bucolic departments. Camping du Perche Bellemois, nestled in a veritable bosky bower, is proof of this. The pitches are planted with trees, and the accommodation seems to blend seamlessly into the surrounding natural environment.

To relax, guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool or hit a few balls on the tennis court. For the little ones, there’s a playground and a range of activities on offer. And don’t forget to visit Bellême, a charming hilltop village, and explore its national forest on an invigorating family walk.

In La Manche

5. Camping Côté O Mont Saint Michel

Côté O Mont Saint Michel

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  • Destination: Genets
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Stars: ★★★★
  • Campsite bonus: view of Mont Saint-Michel from the campsite

Comfortable accommodation, indoor and outdoor pools, restaurant and laundry services, steam room, sauna, table tennis, games room, waterslide, inflatables… all this awaits you at Camping Coté O Mont Saint Michel, one of the best in Basse-Normandie.

But despite these ultra-comfortable and luxurious facilities, the real must-see is surely the view of Mont Saint-Michel. It’s the perfect opportunity to take a trip to visit this essential Norman… (or Breton?) monument. Often considered one of the most beautiful sites in France, this abbey of a thousand secrets impresses with its size and the different roles it has played over the years. Take a stroll through the town, admire the architectural buildings and enjoy this unique and magical place, perfumed by the sea air.

6. Utah Beach Campsite

Utah Beach

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  • Destination: Sainte-Marie du Mont
  • Budget: €€€
  • Stars: ★★★★
  • Campsite plus points: seaside location, heated pool

Located in the heart of the Manche department, Camping d’Utah Beach welcomes you in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. All visitors enjoy the heated swimming pool and waterslide. In the evening, it’s time for a family chat over a board game and a home-made pizza straight from the campsite kiosk.

But if this establishment is one of the best seaside campsites in Normandy, it’s also because of its location, in the heart of a historic area. Indeed, as its name suggests, Utah Beach campsite is located next to the beach of the same name. Stretching over 5 km, it is the westernmost beach of the June 6, 1944 landings. To learn more about this very special place, don’t miss a visit to the Airborne Museum or the Utah Beach Museum in Sainte-Mère-Église, less than 15 minutes from the campsite.

7. Camping de la Plage

Camping Normandie : Camping de la Plage

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  • Destination: Fermanville
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Stars: ★★★
  • The campsite’s plus points: the services offered by the campsite

Welcome to Camping de la Plage, one of the best campsites in Normandy. We offer all the comforts you need for a family vacation. Conviviality and relaxation will be the watchwords of your stay. Take advantage of the facilities on offer at the campsite, including Wi-Fi access, restaurant service, playground, table soccer…

Just 20 kilometers away is the town of Cherbourg, a true Norman gem and star of Jacques Demi’s film. To visit Cherbourg is to lose yourself in its narrow streets, the « boëls », taste the specialties of the Cotentin, stroll along the city’s Rade and wander through its museums dedicated to the history of the city and the D-Day landings.

In Seine Maritime

8. Camping Barre goes

Barre y va

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  • Destination: Rives-en-scène
  • Budget: €€€
  • Stars: ★★★★
  • Campsite bonus: the river that runs through the grounds

The first Haute-Normandie campsite in our selection, Barre y va is a lively place that perfectly embodies the « camping spirit ». With its petanque pitch, table soccer, swimming pool and activities for children, Barre y va is the perfect place to get together with the whole family for an out-of-the-ordinary stay.

What’s more, the setting is utterly soothing: a river runs through the estate, adding unparalleled charm to the site. And for an even more exotic return to our roots, head for the Parc Naturel des Bouches de la Seine Normande, not far from the campsite. On the program: bucolic walks and canoeing on the lake.

9. Camping Le Grand Hameau

Le Grand Hameau

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  • Destination: Saint-Jouin Bruneval
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Stars: ★★★
  • Campsite plus: barbecue rental service

If you think vacations are all about conviviality, then Le Grand Hameau campsite is the place to be. While your children play with their new friends in the playground, you can relax in the campsite café. Then it’s off to the beach for a family afternoon: the coast is just a kilometer away.

If the beach isn’t to your taste, then take the opportunity to visit Le Havre, less than 20 kilometers away. This Unesco-listed city in Normandy boasts unique architecture and a tumultuous history, making it an extremely popular destination for tourists.

10. Camping de la Forêt Jumièges

Camping Normandie : Camping de la Forêt Jumièges

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  • Destination: Jumièges
  • Budget: €€€€€
  • Stars: ★★★★
  • Campsite extras: billiards, fitness room, heated swimming pool

Nestling in the heart of a small village in the Seine-Maritime region, Camping de la Forêt Jumièges has all the facilities you need for an enjoyable stay. With its heated swimming pool, children’s facilities, restaurant, fitness room and billiards table, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

What’s more, the campsite is just 30 minutes from Rouen, the capital of Normandy. Narrow cobbled streets, half-timbered houses, Gothic churches… both traditional and modern, the town has plenty to dazzle you.

In Eure

11. Camping Ile des Trois Rois

Ile des Trois Rois

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  • Destination: Les Andelys
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Stars: ★★★
  • Campsite bonus: pond and river on the grounds

Camping Ile des Trois Rois, one of the best campsites in Normandy, is just what you need for a relaxing vacation. Located in an exceptional setting, it boasts a pond and a river. Ideal for cooling off in summer.

What’s more, the campsite offers a wide range of activities for young and old, ensuring unforgettable family moments. Isn’t that what camping is all about? So don’t waste any more time, the Ile des Trois Rois is waiting to welcome you!

12. Domaine de la Catinière

Camping Normandie : Domaine de la Catinière

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  • Destination: Fiquefleur Equainville
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Stars: ★★★★
  • Campsite plus: theme evenings organized by the campsite

This top list of the best campsites in Normandy closes with one of the editors’ favorites. A member of the « Sites et Paysages » network, Domaine de la Catinière is a friendly, welcoming haven of greenery. What’s more, the campsite team takes great pleasure in organizing themed evenings for fun and recreation.

Your days will be punctuated by exploring the surrounding area. Start your visit in Honfleur, a typically Norman town with slate-roofed houses and flower-filled quarters that have inspired many an artist. Afterwards, why not take a dip in the campsite swimming pool or in the sea, 5 km from the estate?

So, are you all packed and ready for your stay at one of the best campsites in Normandy?