Barneville Carteret

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Two seaside resort towns merged into one, the Barneville section was originally the bit on the hill and Carteret the port bit - right opposite the island of Jersey. Barneville began in the Middle Ages, so there are some interesting medieval ruins about town, including the old protecting walls and a motte-and-bailey castle behind the church on the hill.

The other fortifications you'll see are those of the German Atlantic Wall, built in 1940.

During the Belle Epoque, when seaside holidays really came into vogue, Barneville and Carteret became bustling resort towns. In part because of beautiful Barneville beach - now a Blue Flag beach - and pretty fishing port. They were officially joined in 1965.

The Saturday market is in old Barneville, and this is where you can find the city's main shops and services.

As well as being an easy place to visit the Channel Islands from, Barneville-Carteret is also close to the wonderful cliffs of Cap de Carteret. On a clear day you can see the islands of Sark and Jersey from this beautiful, natural spot.

Best places to stay in Barneville Carteret

For Foodies

  • The Hotel des Ormes is one of the best places to stay in Barneville-Carteret if you're looking for a property with charm. Ivy covered and decorated with a chic farmhouse style, Hotel des Ormes is supremely comfortable. It's also got an excellent restaurant, and with a Michelin starred restaurant only a short stroll away, this has to be one of the best places to stay in Barneville-Carteret for foodies.

For Families

  • If you're bringing your family, the Hotel des Isles is one of the best places to stay in Barneville-Carteret. Scandinavian in style, this beach house has wonderful sea views from its generous decks, pool and big-windowed restaurant. If you're interested in fishing this is also a good choice: they have plenty of gear you can borrow.

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  • La Marine

    Barneville Carteret

    A bright hotel overlooking the bay. Contemporary rooms feature modern bathrooms, subtle colour schemes, most with gorgeous sea views, and a few with private balconies. Excellent Michelin starred seafood cuisine, terrace, and bar. A relaxing spot, great for couples and local exploring.

    28 rooms from $95
    Foodies  -  Michelin star food from an acclaimed chef.
    Sights nearby  -  Boat trips to the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey
    Sailing  -  Aboard the Long John Silver.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
  • Hotel des Isles

    Barneville-Carteret, Normandy

    A New England style beach house with excellent sea views. Rooms and family suites in fresh contemporary style with lots of natural light and outside decks. Swimming pool, hot tub, and lovely restaurant and terrace. A great beachside family spot, and at great value.

    31 rooms from $123
    Views  -  Views over either the English Channel or Cape Carteret
    Fishing  -  Fishing equipment may be borrowed from the hotel
    Swimming Pool  -  Heated Outdoor pool
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
  • Hotel des Ormes

    Barneville-Carteret, Normandy

    Smart ivy-covered sea side hotel. Contemporary bedrooms in ochres and creams, excellent restaurant, garden and terrace. Charming and refined spot for holidays by the sea, and a great option for foodies who want to be near the Michelin restaurant nearby.

    12 rooms from $140
    Foodies  -  Excellent restaurant, and a Michelin starred one 5 minutes away.
    Views  -  Over the marina
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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