Veulettes-sur-Mer travel guide

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Originally a fishing village on the mouth of the Durdent River, Veulettes-sur-Mer has become a small yet popular seaside resort and town on the Alabaster Coast a little to the west of Saint-Valery-en-Caux, on the coast of the Seine-Maritime department of Upper Normandy.

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France This Way review: while Veulettes-sur-Mer wouldn't be our first choice for a place to stay on the Normandy coast in the Pays de Caux, if you are exploring the region and the children want to spend an hour on the beach it could be just what you are looking for!

As you might expect, the focus of Veulettes-sur-Mer is the beach - the long pebble beach is one of the longest on this part of the Normandy coast and supervised by lifeguards in summer months, making it very popular with families. 

You can see some traditional 'beach cabins' on the seafront, and lots of ice cream and seafood vendors, mini-golf and tennis behind the beach.

Alabaster cliffs at Veulettes sur Mer

Among the activities popular here are windsurfing and sailboarding, with lessons available for the adventurous. Whilst the beach is pebble rather than sand there is a large area of flat rocks great for investigating rock pools. The kind of beach you love as a child!

The beach is backed by a popular promenade and lots of cafes and restaurants and the chalk cliffs of the Alabaster Coast rise above the beach to either side of the town. Although it is a small town Veulettes-sur-Mer still manages to have a casino - almost a trademark feature of towns along the Normandy coast!

Many of the buildings on the promenade and the large villas set behind the beach have pretty patterns of brick and flint.


Above the town stands the 12th century Church of Saint-Valery, and in the cemetery next to the church you can see two small areas containing the graves of soldiers who died near here during WWII.

Walking along the coast (the path follows the long jetty) is a popular activity, or heading inland along the River Durdent another popular walk leads through the Normandy countryside to Paluel. Close to here you can visit the small 13th century Chapel of Notre-Dame-de-Janville.

Note: Veulettes-sur-Mer is better known among French holidaymakers than overseas visitors, and has a popular camping-car park as well as a small 'village' of bungalows a little separate from the main village, that is very popular with French second-home owners.

Attractions nearby

A popular seaside resort a few kilometres east of Veulettes-sur-Mer is Saint-Valery-en-Caux.

To the south-west of the town you can follow the chalk cliffs of the Pays de Caux region to Fécamp and then on to Etretat, the best known town in the area.

See more seaside resorts in France. You can find more travel ideas in the Seine-Maritime guide and the Normandy guide.

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Address: Veulettes-sur-Mer, Cany-Barville, Dieppe, Normandy, 76450, France || GPS coordinates: latitude 49.847778, longitude 0.596944

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Sightseeing & tourist attractions to visit nearby

  • Saint-Valery-en-Caux: ville fleurie 4* (9 km)
  • Jardin d'art et d'essais: remarkable garden (17 km)
  • Fecamp: town of art and history (18 km)
  • Cote d'Alabatre: site of natural beauty (19 km)
  • Parc de Galleville: remarkable garden (19 km)
  • Autretot: ville fleurie 4* (24 km)
  • Bois des Moutiers: remarkable garden (29 km)
  • Falaises d'Etretat: site of natural beauty (32 km)
  • Dieppe: town of art and history (35 km)
  • Estran Cité de la mer: aquarium (36 km)
  • Jardin de Miromesnil: remarkable garden (36 km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon: ville fleurie 4* (40 km)

The French version of this page is at Veulettes-sur-Mer (Francais)