Imagine: the salty air, the Normandy breeze tickling the back of your neck and the grains of sand slipping through your fingers... Are you there? Welcome to Honfleur! Classified as a Seaside and Tourist Resort, our favorite town in Calvados invites you to escape to its beach: Booty Beach. Located at the entrance to the city, it is a real open door to escape between two dives.

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Booty Beach

Wild and unknown

Butin Beach – First beach on the Côte Fleurie, obtained the famous Blue Flag in 2010 and is classified in category A for bathing water quality ! But these are not its only advantages, it seems... I have prepared a little top 6 reasons to put your napkin on the beach from Honfleur! Come on, I'll take you out and about one of the most unknown beaches in France !

1️⃣Relax on a wild beach away from the historic center

What I like about Honfleur beach is its spirit savage : we are far from the over-developed and crowded beaches of the coast. Here, what matters is the biodiversity... Born to be wild ! Away from the downtown of Honfleur, Butin beach is part of a setting hidden from view, conducive to relaxation. Neither one nor two, I take out my yoga mat for a session following the lapping of the Channel... Namaste 🧘

😍 Alert, incredible spot : at nightfall, the Butin beach in Honfleur offers an improbable view of the estuary which lights up and I must admit, it is quite magical. You could almost hear the sailors’ song!

Honfleur Beach ©Loïc Pilon

2️⃣ Take in the view of the beach with “THE spot” sunset

In Honfleur, it wasn't just the works of art that I was amazed by. It turns out that the Booty Beach is an absolutely sublime spot when dusk sets in. If you come as a couple to Honfleur, believe me, you will be captivated by the last rays of the sun reflecting on the water. An engagement to plan? It’s a perfect place… I’m saying that, I’m not saying anything!

???? Take out the cameras : on the far left of the beach, you have the best view of the departure of the Armada sailboats at dusk. If you ask me, this is, in my opinion, an unmissable event for lovebirds!

sunset_beach_Honfleur

3️⃣ Feel the adrenaline on the beach with a sand yacht 

You expected to experience thrills in Honfleur? It starts now, head thereHonfleur Sailing School ! With a good pair of shoes and my sunglasses on, I'm ready to embark on an activity yachting on the beach of Honfleur. The instructor helps me prepare my faithful steed: unsalt it, tie a simple knot... The first time, it's not really that, but with a little training, I soon become the queen of the sailor's knot. You are not safe from one or two falls, so fasten your seat belts... And your helmet! On your marks ? Ready? Go!

Honfleur sailing school
Honfleur sailing school

PRACTICAL INFORMATION & ACCOMMODATION

📍 Meeting place : at the nautical base (Vigie) of Plage du Butin in Honfleur, 15 minutes before the session.

📞 Reservation recommended : 02 31 98 87 13

Dates of nautical activities at the moment

4️⃣ Party at the beach bar “Le Spot”

Here is THE reason that will no longer make you hesitate about beach from Honfleur! The beach bar “The Spot" meet up with bon vivants to discover the joys of Butin beach. In the program : cocktails, Tapas and even evenings organized throughout the summer! Yes, if you were looking for a place to have fun by the sea, “Le Spot” is ideal and it lives up to its name rather well… So, are you more traditional with a good glass of red wine* and sausage or Will you try the “Normandy vibes” by having oysters from Gouville-sur-Mer with a glass of white wine? Personally, my heart leans towards the second solution, but whatever yours, you will tell me about it! I better understand the positive reviews about this beach bar!

Beach bar Le Spot_Honfleur
The Spot_Honfleur

The right plan : rental of deckchairs and parasols from the bar! By the way, please note that at Butin beach in Honfleur, parking is free and close to the beach. It's not worth depriving yourself.

⏰ Practical information : open Monday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 21 p.m. during the summer period. [email protected] - 07 57 77 94 43

*Alcohol abuse is dangerous for health. To consume with moderation.

5️⃣ Enjoy yourself on the beach with a picnic on the sand

I see you coming: yes, we can picnic on any beach in Normandy... Maybe, but believe me, the one in Honfleur has its little something extra! In addition to its wild spirit, it is a much less crowded beach than the most popular in the region. You will find quiet corners on the Plage du Butin in Honfleur, whether closer to the water or towards the lush vegetation. And the advantage is that you are sure not to be too close to your neighbors! The good life is yours! So prepare your favorite tablecloth (checkered for the vintage look), a menu to enjoy, and I wish you bon appetit!

💡My advice for a picnic Made in Honfleur : before your picnic, I advise you to take a stroll around the port of Honfleur to make a picnic 100% Norman. Camembert, Gouville oysters... Honfleur is a very lively port and you will easily find excellent seafood platters. Don't deprive yourself! On the menu for dessert: apple pie from an artisan bakery and a good glass of cider. Long live Normandy and its gastronomy!

6️⃣ Enjoy the beach with your family thanks to supervised swimming in July/August

Parents will be less worried at Butin beach! In July and August, the Honfleur Lifeguards supervise swimming of our cherubim. You too succumb to your grains crazy, you are safe on the beaches of Normandy! I of course advise you to keep an eye on your children, but you can be reassured, double monitoring is carried out. And that's good ! I never resist the call of a splash… And you?

❤️ What I like : inflatable play areas are installed in summer to delight the youngest. If you come out of season, know that a playground is accessible all year round on the beach. Perfect for being quiet for a few hours! To the delight of children… and parents!

💡To know : “seahorse” chairs are available to people with motor disabilities. In Honfleur, everything is done so that everyone can enjoy it!

Children playing on Butin beach in Honfleur

Good to know…

  • Personalized showers are available to you free of charge. Perfect for not bringing sand back into the hotel room!
  • Un free parking is available nearby
  • Supervised swimming in July and August
  • Playground for children accessible all year round. Inflatable playground in summer.

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