Tatihou Island

Lace up those boots and get ready to cross the bay at low tide to reach this beautiful small island!

Located just opposite the charming port of Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, Tatihou is a small island which you can reach by an amphibious craft, although it is also possible to walk there over the local oyster beds at low tide. Every year in August, it plays host to a quirky folk music festival: ‘Les Traversées Tatihou’. The island is also home to a maritime museum, botanical gardens and a beautiful bird reserve.

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Hotels, restaurants and cafés nearby

What to see and do

  • Tatihou island is located just off the Cotentin Peninsula, opposite the small port of Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue.
  • Just a few miles from Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, don't miss Le Goëland 1951, which was recently named as one of France's Top 10 beach bars by The Guardian. Deckchairs face Tatihou island.
  • While in Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, don't miss La Maison Gosselin, a lovely old-fashioned grocery store, which stores beautifully presented gifts and groceries. It's a real local institution!

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Tatihou - Bateau amphibie © Thierry SENI