Cap de Carteret

Cotentin  >  France

Cap de Carteret is a rocky headland that looks over Hatainville Dunes, offering an exceptional vantage point from which to view the Channel Islands and the sea.

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Most recent update 15 October 2020


Cap de Carteret is a rocky cape, 40 metres above the sea. High on the headland’s plateau, heathland covered with yellow-flowering gorse is home to the Dartford Warbler, while the Common Raven and the Peregrine Falcon amuse themselves around the steep-sided schist and sandstone cliffs where the annual rock rose grows. At the lighthouse, recently restored low dry-stone walls help preserve the site and guide visitors along the cliff tops of the Côte-des-Isles. Other birds you can see here are Eurasian Kestrel and Meadow Pipit and of course sea birds. Common Ringed Plover, Ruddy Turnstone and Eurasian Oystercatcher can be seen in winter.


Français: Le Cap de Carteret est un cap rocheux, à 40 mètres au-dessus de la mer. Haut sur le plateau du promontoire, les landes couvertes d'ajoncs à fleurs jaunes abritent le Dartford Warbler, tandis que le Common Raven et le Peregrine Falcon s'amusent autour des falaises de schiste et de grès escarpées où le rosier annuel grandit. Au phare, des murs bas en pierres sèches récemment restaurés contribuent à préserver le site et guident les visiteurs le long des falaises de la Côte-des-Isles. Les autres oiseaux que vous pouvez voir ici sont Eurasian Kestrel et Meadow Pipit et bien sûr les oiseaux de mer. Common Ringed Plover, Ruddy Turnstone et Eurasian Oystercatcher peuvent être vus en hiver.



You can explore the area easy by car, on foot and bike. Click on the P in the map to get directions.


Français: Vous pouvez explorer la région facilement en voiture, à pied et à vélo. Cliquez sur le P sur la carte pour obtenir les directions.

Terrain and Habitat

Beach , Dunes , Sea



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration


Wide path , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


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