Restaurants by the sea

Convivial, connected, chic. The restaurants that we have picked out for you have one thing in common, they all have wonderful views of the sea – or are sited right over the sea. The perfect places to savour the moment.

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The epitome of cool, opposite an island

Have you ever dreamt of eating right by the seaside, overlooking the sea itself, with a breathtaking view of Tatihou Island? Look no further: the Goëland 1951 is where it’s all at! Angélique doesn’t just like it, she LOVES it! “This place is just like, paradise and its staff are just so fantastic. And I LERV their cocktails and all those amazing dishes. The Goëland 1951 is my idea of pure happiness!”

The epitome of cool, opposite an island
© Le Goeland 1951

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In 2017, Le Goëland 1951 was spread all over the papers in the UK and the Guardian rated it as one of the top ten beach bars in France no less!


An unrivalled view over the Nez de Jobourg

The cliffs of Jobourg are among the highest in Europe, and right on top you can taste some of the specialities of the Auberge des Grottes: fish and sea food, lamb and lobster cooked over an open fire.

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Whether you are on the terrace or in the dining room, the view is simply spectacular!


Pirou oysters and other dishes

The Restaurant de la mer in Pirou invites you to taste their fresh produce and to take in the splendid view over the beach. Pirou oysters, fish and other specialities are lined up on the menu for your delectation, quite a tasty programme!



At Etretat, a restaurant and bar "clinging" to the cliff.

At the restaurant Dormy House, the view outside and on the plate are equally spectacular. Thanks to its rotunda you get a really incredible all-round view. The Dormy House bar, le Rayon Vert  also dominates the cliffs and the sea. To accompany your apéritif: grilled dishes and freshness guaranteed.

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If you want to extend your stay in Etretat (we do understand why!!) you can stay in their hotel.  


At Dieppe, a starred restaurant over the sea

A sophisticated cuisine and awarded a Michelin star don’t you know! On the heights of Dieppe, with a sea view, what more could you ask?! All you need to top that is to have a worthy partner to savour these exquisite moments with you at Les Voiles d’or

At Dieppe, a starred restaurant over the sea

Pop-up restaurants along the promenade of Le Havre

From spring to autumn along the sea front at Le Havre there’s a host of pop-up bars and restaurants, some of which have a view right on the sea. This is the place to see unforgettable sunsets!

Pop-up restaurants along the promenade of Le Havre

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We recommend Le Lauda’s in particular.


Dining in the Deauville marina…

To sup or to drink in the Deauville marina, moored among the yachts…that’s kinda cool! Mahagony fittings, wonderful view over the pleasure boat harbour…La Péniche has got style. And, as you might expect, fresh sea food and fish are what they are most proud of.

Dining in the Deauville marina…

An original cosy decor in Ouistreham

Overlooking the beach at Ouistreham, treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the Villa Andry. This restaurant has a unique decoration for each table, with a Lounge/bar area where you can take a drink while gazing out to sea. Savour the traditional cuisine essentially revolving around sea food. Open from Wednesday to Saturday evening, settle down and enjoy the view while tucking into a plate of tapas. On Sundays it’s brunch!


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You can stay the night and enjoy a room with a view over the sea while you’re at it!


Head off to the Fabrique, a place you won't forget

Just 25 minutes from Caen, on the beach at Lion-sur-Mer, La Fabrique is ready and waiting to welcome you. There is a fun and friendly atmosphere, underscored by occasional concerts of live music. Take a drink at the bar overlooking the sea and put the world to rights once and for all!


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Then you’ll be more than ever minded to stagger over to the restaurant and enlarge upon your wisdom at table for the rest of the evening.


La Maison Bleue and its outstanding setting

If La Maison Bleue doesn’t exactly have a view over the wide-open sea it’s the next best thing! You’re well placed to take in the sea air as this traditional Augeron building near Courseulles-sur-Mer faces south and is situated between the sea and the Seulles river, overlooking oyster beds. You have the little lighthouse, the old windmill, the little bridge and an upturned boat to add to the beauty of the site.

La Maison Bleue and its outstanding setting

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The chef is a fervent defender of homemade cuisine, with fish and seafood their specialities of course, but meat dishes are not forgotten! And in season you can eat moules marinières (in white wine) or moules normands (in cider and cream).
Nearby you have the Canadian Juno Beach Centre.

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