Havre de la Vanlée

Manche  >  France

A birdrich area with a very open landscape (dune-marsh-beach). It is easily accessible and a beautiful place for birding.

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Most recent update 14 May 2020
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Le Havre de la Vanlée is a very open landscape with dunes, marshes and beaches. It is a site that lives with the tides. It serves as a wintering site for many species including geese. The area hosts a large population of Skylark and Meadow Pipit. It is a multiple landscape with the dune-beach side and the interior of the more marshy haven.


Français: Le Havre de la Vanlée est une zone riche avec un paysage très ouvert (dune-marais-plage). Il est facilement accessible avec de belles observations. C'est un site qui vit avec les marées, il sert de site d'hivernage à de nombreuses espéces dont les bernaches et en nidification accueil une forte population d'alouette des champs et de pipit farlouse. C'est un paysage multiple avec le côté dunaire-plage et l'interieur du havre plus marécageux.



Two routes are possible. The first is the submersible road starting from the restaurant La Passerelle (113 Route du Havre de la Vanlee, 50290 Bricqueville-sur-Mer) inaccessible by high tide coefficient. The second is the D345 coming from Brehal. There is a large parking lot. If you have a high clearance vehicle you have access to a second parking further on.


Français: Deux routes sont possibles. La premiére est la route submersible partant du restaurant la Passerelle (113 Route du Havre de la Vanlee, 50290 Bricqueville-sur-Mer) inaccessible par fort coefficient de marée. La seconde est la D345 en venant de Brehal. Il y a un grand parking puis si le vehicule respecte la hauteur vosu avez accés à un deuxiéme parking plus loin dans le havre idéal pour débuter la sortie.

Terrain and Habitat

Dunes , Mud flats , Beach


Flat , Sandy

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn migration , Spring migration


Narrow trail , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform



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