The best places to watch the high tides

Experience the high tide at Destination Granville Terre et Mer!

You’ll be fascinated towatch the sea recede to reveal these immense stretches of sand, usually hidden from your view. With coefficients over 110, as is often the case in March and September (equinox tides), it’s possible for the sea to disappear over the horizon at low tide. Don’t worry, it will reappear six hours later. At high tide, if the wind is present, it will offer a pretty sight.


At a glance

Chausey

Experience Granville's island district at high tide

Just 15 kilometers from Granville’s Pointe du Roc, Chausey, Europe’s largest archipelago, is a small paradise. Listed as a Natura 2000 site, its reefs of all sizes can be seen for a few hours at low tide, their granitic presence visible over 4,000 hectares at high tide. At high tide, however, only 65 hectares are visible. This demonstration of the power of the elements can be seen from the Grande Île for all visitors, and in the middle of the sandbanks for participants in guided tours of Chausey led by Philippe Michel.

Le Havre de la Vanlée and

The submersible road

of Bricqueville-sur-Mer

When the tidal range exceeds 93, the submersible road running through the Vanlée harbor disappears beneath the sea. This phenomenon is often visible for 4 to 5 days during high tide periods. The marsh then becomes a new playground for thrill-seekers. Then, when the sea meets the river, a wave called the ” mascaret” forms.

The Vauban cabins

on the cliffs of Carolles and Champeaux

The most surprising way to see the high tides is from the air. Destination Granville Terre et Mer offers a panoramic view of the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel. The cliffs of Carolles and Champeaux offer a unique view of this exceptional monument from the Cabanes Vauban. Sit on a rock facing the sea and admire the phenomenon of high tides.

The mouth of the Thar

in Saint-Pair-sur-Mer

Another river: ” Le Thar “. It’s also a playground for kitesurfers and other water sports enthusiasts, who put on a show of acrobatic tricks for spectators as the tide rises. The area is protected and classified Natura 2000.

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