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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados

The small village of Bény-sur-Mer is located in the department of Calvados and Lower Normandy region. Its inhabitants are called the Bénitiens and Bénitiennes.

Surrounded by the municipalities of Dover-the-Délivrande, and Cresserons Anguerny, Bény-sur-Mer is located 1 km southwest of Dover-the-Délivrande.

The main river that runs through the town is the Bény-sur-Mer Mue river.

Geographical information

Latitude49.2900190 (N 49° 17’ 24”)
Longitude-0.4338680 (W 0° 26’ 2”)
AltitudeFrom 10m to 65m
Surface area6.65 km²
Population412 inhabitants
Density61 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCaen (15.2 km, 19 min)
Insee code14062
IntercommunalityCC d'Orival
RegionLower Normandy

Nearest cities & towns

Basly1.5 km (3 min)
Fontaine-Henry3.2 km (7 min)
Colomby-sur-Thaon3.7 km (6 min)
Reviers3.9 km (6 min)
Anguerny4 km (6 min)
Thaon5.3 km (8 min)
Bernières-sur-Mer5.5 km (8 min)
Graye-sur-Mer6.1 km (9 min)
Courseulles-sur-Mer6.3 km (10 min)
Amblie6.4 km (9 min)
Plumetot6.8 km (9 min)
Anisy6.8 km (10 min)
Cresserons7.4 km (9 min)

Things to see and do

The castle, built in 1685, is partially registered as historical monuments in 1998.

The Bény-sur-Mer Canadian cemetery (located on the common boundary of Reviers) was created to gather the bodies of Canadian soldiers who were temporarily buried in scattered locations, often close to where they had fallen. It houses 2,049 graves, mostly those of soldiers of the 3rd Canadian Division and 15 airmen, four British graves and the grave of a French soldier resistant (it is distinguished by a gray cross with the inscription "Died for France- 19-7-1944 ").

The parish church of Our Lady of the Assumption is classified as historical monuments in 1885. The magnificent Romanesque tower, square and four levels, would be the twelfth century. The massive strain is reinforced at the angles of flat buttresses. Each floor is slightly down on the preceding one. Above modulate a cornice rises a tall spire with four sides.

The menhir of Demoiselle Bracqueville (Neolithic) is classified as historical monuments in 1933. It measures 1.28 m high, 0.75 m wide and 0.25 m thick. It is said that there was, in time, several menhirs in the territory of Beny-sur-Mer.

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Quad or buggy on the D-Day beaches
Sports sensations55 € to 210 € Asnelles (12.3 km)
Canoeing in the heart of the Suisse Normande
Nature and the great outdoors8 € Thury-Harcourt (34 km)
Introduction to flying a plane
Sports sensations160 € to 600 € Le Havre (47 km)
Introduction to flying a helicopter
Sports sensations230 € to 460 € Le Havre (47 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Stroll Impressionist
Village visitIntermediate2h00Honfleur (50 km)
Cotentin Peninsula
Car itineraryEasy7h00Carentan (58 km)


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