Falaises de Cricqueville-en-Bessin

Normandie  >  France

With its imposing cliffs, the coast of Cricqueville is a magnificent place to observe nesting and migrating seabirds.

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Most recent update 8 February 2023
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Falaises de Cricqueville-en-Bessin are home to many nesting birds such as Kittiwake , European Shag or Northern Fulmar. It is also a site to be favored for seawatching, especially during migration or in winter to see large groups of Common Scoter, but also Red-breasted Merganser, , Northern Gannet or Red-throated Diver.


Français: Avec ses imposantes falaises, le littoral de Cricqueville est un endroit magnifique pour observer le ballet des oiseaux marins nicheurs comme migrateurs. Les falaises accueillent de nombreux oiseaux nicheurs tels que la Kittiwake , le European Shag ou encore le Northern Fulmar. C'est aussi un site à privilégier pour le guet à la mer surtout durant la migration ou en hiver pour voir passer des grandes troupes de Common Scoter, mais aussi des Red-breasted Merganser , des Razorbill, des Northern Gannet ou encore des Red-throated Diver.



By car, bike or on foot. Access to parking just at the edge of the cliffs. The site is bordered by a long hiking/cycling path. Bring warm clothes, as the wind can blow very hard.


Français: En voiture, en vélo ou à pied. Accès au parking juste au bord des falaises. Le site est longé par une longue voie de randonnée/cyclable. Prévoir des affaires chaudes, car le vent peut souffler très fort.

Terrain and Habitat

Canyon/cliff , Plateau , Moors/heathland , Sea


Rocky , Slippery , Flat

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter , Summer , Autumn migration , Spring migration


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


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