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Agon-Coutainville - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Manche

Agon-Coutainville: the perfect marriage between land and sea

Resolutely turned towards the sea with its long promenade to the opulent houses of Seaside, Agon-Coutainville has always benefit from marine treasures. The culture of oysters and mussels has quickly grown to become a reference by water quality of the site and tides that have a unique factor. Traditional fishing and shore fishing are naturally Agon-Coutainville their favorite spot.

Bay of Siena, a vast expanse of grasslands and heaths where freshwater rubs salt water, we pass the picturesque village of Agon, with its historic heart of the 16th century church. Finally at the Pointe d'Agon, protected natural site that opens widely on the sea, where ships are stranded.

Between sea and countryside Agon-Coutainville enjoys a central location and invite you to discover an exceptional site and a region rich in history.

On the coast, the huge extent of over 8 km of fine sand, off the Channel Islands and Chausey a little more inward, an invitation to walk and hike in the heart of a verdant landscape dominating large areas of the Bay of Siena ...

Agon-Coutainville the door is open to all trips: south to Mont-Saint-Michel and Saint-Malo, north to the Cotentin peninsula. Agon-Coutainville a dynamic station for a moment of escape just 3 hours from Paris.

The story of Bains de Mer Agon-Coutainville: in 1842, the port activity of Agon is booming and the Municipality request the creation of a market, the workforce Coutainville then hosts the "bathers" in praise of houses or rooms or taking in boarders. Before 1908, no developer would have had the idea to develop a resort on a remote area of dunes waterfront with a width of 200 meters up, making a point between the beach and the harbor where every high tide Sea goes back to old Coutainville. The "colonization" of the shore of Agon begins, the first tourists who walk across the harbor at low tide, to go to the beach. Then the town is selling an area of 621 hectares of agricultural parcels, "Charrières"; parties remaining unproductive (dunes waterfront) are used to dry the lichen. To access the sea, the agony must, as the first swimmers borrow "the breach of the sea now called the docking station. The fashion of sea bathing happens next logical Coutainville, as everywhere on our sea shores close to large cities since 1939, "Bathers" from Avranches are seen in Saint Jean le Thomas. Since the 1950s, it is well to the shore of Agon with the advent of Coutances. The tourists can stay in nearby villages as Blainville and Gouville and Old Coutainville which, in the early 19th century, a commercial, craft and agricultural active. Then there was the appearance of straw, something that was universal swimming. Indeed, the modesty of the time prevented Coutainville daring to engage in this "fun" activity. The name "Coutainville" is born and then designate the seaside town training. Therefore, we will witness the proliferation of these huts, which, over time, take the air of homes in their own right. Thus, these shacks made of wood and straw would be the trigger phenomenon in the history of the Wellness Center. People were able to don their swimwear safe from prying eyes. The Municipality is aware of the economic interest of the seaside will then decide to charge a fee to owners of these cabins bathroom. This will be the beginning of the resort expansion through the creation of the dam, villas and the putting forward of maritime heritage.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude49.0430556 (N 49° 2’ 35”)
Longitude-1.5755556 (W 1° 34’ 32”)
Surface area12.35 km²
Population2930 inhabitants
Density237 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureSaint-Lô (24 mi, 43 min)
Insee code50003
IntercommunalityCC Coutances Mer et Bocage

Nearest cities & towns

Tourville-sur-Sienne1.6 mi (4 min)
Blainville-sur-Mer1.9 mi (5 min)
Heugueville-sur-Sienne2.5 mi (4 min)
Saint-Malo-de-la-Lande3.4 mi (9 min)
Bricqueville-la-Blouette5.4 mi (8 min)
Gratot5.5 mi (11 min)
Brainville5.6 mi (14 min)
Gouville sur Mer5.7 mi (11 min)
Orval sur Sienne6.3 mi (13 min)
Montmartin-sur-Mer6.4 mi (10 min)
Coutances6.6 mi (12 min)
Anneville-sur-Mer6.9 mi (13 min)
La Vendelée7 mi (13 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities


The waterfront
The waterfront
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Seaside architecture
Seaside architecture
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castle Gratot
castle Gratot
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Lighthouse Pointe d'Agon
Lighthouse Pointe d'Agon
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Monument Fernand Lechanteur
Monument Fernand Lechanteur
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The Moulières
The Moulières
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The Enduro Hiking Sands
The Enduro Hiking Sands
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Monday 27 march
Min. 4°C - Max. 14°C
Tuesday 28 march
Min. 5°C - Max. 15°C
Wednesday 29 march
Min. 6°C - Max. 17°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Bike hire near your accommodation
Sports sensations10 € to 25 € Trelly (8.5 mi)
Horse ride on the paths of Saint Michel
Sports sensations280 € Bréhal (10.3 mi)
Horse-drawn carriage ride on the Champeaux cliffs
Entertainment49 € to 79 € Champeaux (21 mi)
River boat ride to discover the Cotentin Marshes
Nature and the great outdoors10 € to 15 € Carentan les Marais (24 mi)
Cross the Bay of Mont Saint Michel
Nature and the great outdoors9 € Genêts (25 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Cotentin Peninsula
Car itineraryEasy7h00Carentan les Marais (24 mi)
Cape Circuit
HikeIntermediate3h00Barneville-Carteret (25 mi)
Crossing of Mont-Saint-Michel Bay
HikeIntermediate3h30Le Mont-Saint-Michel (28 mi)
Turqueville's Tower
Village visitEasy1h15Turqueville (28 mi)
The Willows
Village visitEasy1h00Fresville (29 mi)


Bed & breakfasts

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