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Gouville sur Mer

Gouville sur mer is located in Manche department (Normandy region), on the west coast of Le Cotentin in the Channel. This seaside resort has a beautiful 6 km sandy beach which attracts locals and tourists in the summer months. The town is located between sea and countryside but the main activity is fishing and the oyster parks, which are in full working order today. It has been nick-named the “Sea Oyster Capital” as it is the most important sea culture oysters area. The town has an important heritage, with three 11th Century churches: Gouville sur mer church, Montcarville church and Linverville church. There is a lively buzz about the inner city, where you will find a number of sporting activities on offer and all your local amenities to hand. Look out for the weekly markets which take place all year round. The town is easily accessible with Cherbourg-Maupertus airport just 1 hour away.


Gouville sur mer is located just 1 hour from Cherbourg -Maupertus airport. The nearest train station is 12 km away in Coutances.


Why not opt for the unique trip to visit the oyster parks on horse and cart? Leisure activities on offer include: swimming, water sports, tennis, horse-riding, gymnastics on the beach, and speed sailing and kite surfing (from April – November). There is a golf course, a casino and a race course just 5 km away. Look out for exhibitions at “La Filature”, a former working wool factory in 1829. There are two markets in the summer season on Monday and Friday morning of every week at La Place de l’Eglise. During the low season there is a Friday morning market which takes place in the same place.

Food and drink

Turbot and oysters from the Cotentin Peninsula are major delicacies of the region and throughout France. Normandy is the chief oyster-cultivating, scallop-exporting, and mussel-raising region in France. Other local specialities include cider, cheese, apples, and Calvados.


  • L’Antilope, 83 Rue du Littoral, Tel 02 33 47 86 45
  • Les Flots Bleus, 7 Rue Chesney, Tel 02 33 07 85 75

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