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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados

Asnelles - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados

The village of Asnelles is located on the beaches of the D-Day landing. Its sandy beach makes it an ideal place for a family holiday.

A small seaside resort full of history that offers numerous activities on the net, many activities: sand yachting, windsurfing, kitesurfing, paddle, diving on the many wrecks off Asnelles.

The shortbreads of Asnelles are very famous.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude49.3402800 (N 49° 20’ 25”)
Longitude-0.5830560 (W 0° 34’ 59”)
AltitudeFrom 1m to 21m
Surface area2.52 km²
Population600 inhabitants
Density238 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCaen (30 km, 35 min)
Insee code14022
IntercommunalityCC Bessin Seulles Mer

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Côme-de-Fresné1.9 km (4 min)
Meuvaines2.2 km (4 min)
Arromanches-les-Bains3.8 km (7 min)
Crépon4.1 km (7 min)
Ryes4.8 km (8 min)
Ver-sur-Mer5.4 km (8 min)
Tracy-sur-Mer5.4 km (9 min)
Manvieux6.2 km (10 min)
Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer7.2 km (11 min)
Tierceville7.6 km (11 min)
Creully7.8 km (11 min)
Bazenville7.9 km (13 min)
Sommervieu8.2 km (12 min)
Villiers-le-Sec8.4 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities


The pontoons
The pontoons
See photo
The sand yacht
The sand yacht
See photo
The beach
The beach
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Preparation for a tour of the pontoons
Preparation for a tour of the pontoons
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Embarkation for a visit of the pontoons of Arromanches
Embarkation for a visit of the pontoons of Arromanches
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Monday 23 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 16°C
Tuesday 24 october
Min. 14°C - Max. 18°C
Wednesday 25 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 19°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Jeep Ride along the D-Day Landing Beaches
Culture and education40 € Asnelles
Half-Day on the Cheese Route with Private Guide – Leaving from Caen
Local flavours70 € Caen (24 km)
2-Hour Cookery Workshop at Manoir Sainte Croix
Local flavours49 € Fleury-sur-Orne (26 km)
Kitesurfing lesson at Cape Cabourg
Sports sensations125 € Cabourg (35 km)
Canoe-kayak at the heart of Swiss Normandy
Nature and the great outdoors8 € Le Hom (40 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Cotentin Peninsula
Car itineraryEasy7h00Carentan-les-Marais (48 km)
The Willows
Village visitEasy1h00Fresville (57 km)
Stroll Impressionist
Village visitIntermediate2h00Honfleur (60 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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