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Havre de Blainville‑sur‑Mer

Havre de Blainville-sur-Mer: Preserved natural area

The Blainville-sur-Mer estuary is an exceptional place for biodiversity and preserved nature. Designated a Natura 2000 area, an exceptional fauna and flora develop there.

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Located between the communes of Blainville-sur-Mer and Agon-Coutainville, the haven covers over 500 hectares. The entrance to the haven is marked by 2 dune strips which are subject to severe tidal action.

It contains a great diversity of fauna and flora: a very rich salt-tolerant flora on the dunes. The haven is also home to many species, especially during the breeding season, and is a favourite nesting, breeding and feeding ground for several rare and/or protected species.

You can explore the haven thanks to guided tours organised by local associations and independent guides. See a wide range of flora and fauna…

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The Havre de Blainville is mainly used for oyster farming. Marine workers can be seen there throughout the day. An incredible sweep to watch !

Lucie, nature addict

    Essential visits

  • Cabanor: An important location for many oyster aquaculturists
  • The GR 223 road passes nearby
  • Le Père Gus: Oyster tasting at the aquaculturist’s
  • Restaurants: La Cale and Le Grand Herbet
  • Supervised beach in summer – First aid post
  • Kite surfing spot for enthusiasts
  • Breathtaking view of the oyster beds off the coast