Omaha Beach, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

4.7
#1 of 64 in Outdoors in Calvados
Overlooked by bluffs which rise to 46 m (150 ft) and command the beaches, Omaha Beach possesses naturally strong defensive positions. During World War II, the Germans skillfully fortified this area with concrete gun emplacements, anti-tank guns, and machine guns. Allied bombs left these largely undamaged, and since there was no cover on the sand, the tranquil strand became a killing field on D-Day, when the US 1st Infantry Division had the most difficult landing of the whole Allied assault. Omaha Beach is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
Create an itinerary including Omaha Beach
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Tours To Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach Reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
2,138 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The beach has a memorial at the top of the beach by the parking lot. We drove here from Mont Saint Michael. The memorial is quite interesting with cared words and a carved picture on the side. On the....  more »
  • Everything about this beach is stunning- from the beach itself to the memorials and watching how people experience the beach today (playing in the water, walking their dogs, overall just enjoying...  more »

Plan your trip to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min