American Cemetery Beach (Omaha Beach)

France, Normandy, Saint Laurent sur Mer

American Cemetery Beach - France, Normandy, Saint Laurent sur Mer


American Cemetery Beach is located in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France. The beach is relatively short but very wide with fine, golden sand.


The beach is also known for its strong winds and big waves which make it ideal for water sports like windsurfing and kiteboarding


There are many activities available at the beach including swimming, sunbathing, and beachcombing.


There is a parking lot available for visitors, and it is free of charge. However, during peak season, the lot can fill up quickly, so it's best to arrive early to secure a spot.

Fun Fact

Fun fact: American Cemetery Beach is named after the nearby Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, which honors American soldiers who died in Europe during World War II.


One of the main attractions on and near the beach is the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. This memorial site is dedicated to the memory of the American soldiers who lost their lives during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Other attractions include the Pointe du Hoc, a cliff-top viewpoint that played a critical role in the D-Day landings, and the Musée Mémorial d'Omaha Beach, which houses an impressive collection of World War II artifacts.


There are a few nearby restaurants, including La Sapinière, which serves traditional French cuisine, and L'Ecailler, a seafood restaurant that overlooks the beach.


There are several hotels near American Cemetery Beach, including the Hôtel Les bains de Cabourg by Thalazur, a luxurious beachfront hotel with stunning views of the sea. Another option is the Hotel La Rosiere, a cozy and comfortable hotel located just a short walk from the beach.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Sandee Rating: 84/100

American Cemetery Beach provides free parking at the entrance, although spaces are limited. Visitors can also find street parking nearby for easy access to the beach.

No, American Cemetery Beach does not have lifeguards monitoring the beach – please be careful when swimming on this beach.

American Cemetery Beach is not family-friendly and does not have restrooms, lifeguards, and nearby food.

American Cemetery Beach boasts excellent swimming conditions, attracting swimmers of all skill levels with its gentle waves and clear waters.

American Cemetery Beach does not have restrooms on or near the beach.

No, American Cemetery Beach maintains a family-friendly atmosphere and does not allow nude bathing.

American Cemetery Beach does not have nearby food options – please plan your beach day accordingly.

American Cemetery Beach is renowned for its vibrant beach scene, offering various activities for everyone to enjoy Camping, Fishing, Hiking.

American Cemetery Beach does not have accommodations for people with disabilities.

Yes, bring your dog with you to American Cemetery Beach!

American Cemetery Beach is not generally considered to be good for surfing.