Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

Photo of Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer in Calvados

Visit Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer: highlights and tourist information

Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer is situated in the Calvados, Normandy region, in the north of France at 18 km from Caen, the department capital. (General information: Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer is 214 km from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Arromanches at 9 km and Bayeux at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer, France: places to visit and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend when sightseeing close to Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer. Note that all distances shown are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater.


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Calvados

Markets in and near Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer

Local markets

  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (4km)
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer: market Thursday (9km)
  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (10km)
  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (17km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (19km)
  • Ouistreham: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (19km)
  • Ouistreham: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (19km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (21km)

More information about Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer & region

Tourist attractions to visit near Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer, France

Below we show places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer and wondering what to do next!

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (6km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (8km) [Map]
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (8km) [Map]
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (15km) [Map]
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (18km) [Map]
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (33km) [Map]

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Brécy (5km) [Map]
  • Plantbessin (24km) [Map]
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (48km) [Map]

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (17km) [Map]
  • Prairie (Caen) (19km) [Map]
  • Pegasus Bridge (19km) [Map]
  • Forêt de Cerisy (31km) [Map]
  • Rochers des Parcs (45km) [Map]
  • Roches de Ham (50km) [Map]

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (28km) [Map]
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (46km) [Map]

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (39km) [Map]

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer

Canton: Ryes

Arrondissement: Bayeux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14480

Distance to Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer

from Caen (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 214 km

from Calais: 248 km

from Nice: 861 km

from Bordeaux: 498 km

from Strasbourg: 608 km

Getting here

Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer is in the north of France. Most visitors arrive by car typically by ferry into Cherbourg or Caen on the Normandy coast For driving distances to Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 19 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer): Amblie, Asnelles, Banville, Bazenville, Beny-sur-Mer, Colombiers-sur-Seulles, Courseulles-sur-Mer, Crepon, Creully, Fontaine-Henry, Graye-sur-Mer, Lantheuil, Le Fresne-Camilly, Meuvaines, Reviers, Saint-Gabriel-Brecy, Tierceville, Ver-sur-Mer and Villiers-le-Sec.

This page in French: Visitez Sainte-Croix-sur-Mer