Littoral de Varaville

Basse-Normandie  >  France

The coastline of Varaville is a very interesting place to observe the flow of migrating seabirds.

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Most recent update 10 March 2023
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Facing England, looking north, the coastline of Varaville is located along the migratory route of seabirds. It is therefore a particularly suitable place for lookouts at sea. Among the birds that can be observed are Black-throated Diver (Arctic Loon), Slavonian Grebe (Horned Grebe), Black-necked Grebe, Northern Gannet, Greater Scaup, Common Scoter, Velvet Scoter, Pomarine Skua and Arctic Skua (Parasitic Jaeger).


Français: Le site de varaville est un lieu très intéressant pour les flux d'oiseaux marins qui passent en migration. Face à l'Angleterre, regardant au Nord, le littoral de Varaville est situé le long de la voie migratoire des oiseaux de mer. C'est un donc un lieu particulièrement adapté pour le guet à la mer.



You can access the long beach by many roads, with parking lots everywhere. Click on a P in the map for directions.


Français: On peut accèder à la longue plage par de nombreuses routes, avec des parkings un peu partout. Cliquez sur un P dans la carte pour les directions.

Terrain and Habitat

Beach , Sea


Flat , Sandy

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter , Spring migration , Autumn migration


Paved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car , Boat

Birdwatching hide / platform


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