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Barneville Carteret

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About Barneville Carteret

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. Our pick of the best places to stay in Barneville-Carteret are mainly situated close to the beach and port.

Barneville dates back to 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 also where you can find the city's main shops and services.

What Not To Miss

  • 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.
  • For something a bit different, a visit to La Maison du Biscuit should not be missed. This traditional biscuit factory dates back five-generations and the local delicacies there are worth the trip!
  • Enjoy the gorgeous beach, perfect for unwinding and soaking up some summer sun.
  • Alternatively, hop on the Train Touristique du Cotentin, a vintage train travelling through the region, complete with an informative tour guide providing visitors with fascinating information about the area.

Our pick of the best places to stay in Barneville-Carteret are really charming properties that will suit a diverse range of holidays and allow guests to make the most of the coast.

The best places to stay in Barneville-Carteret

For Foodies

  • The Hotel Restaurant Les 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 hotels in Barneville-Carteret for foodies.
  • La Marine is 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.

For Families

  • If you're bringing your family, the Hotel des Isles is a great option.  Scandinavian in style, this beach house has wonderful sea views from its generous decks, plus a 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.

For the location

  • Chateau du Rozel stands tall beside several charming cottages. The rooms within the Chateau are tastefully decorated with lovely attention to detail. The cottages have their own facilities, some with views out to sea. All perfectly situated in a great location 5 minutes from the coast. Delightful!

For an apartment or cottage

  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option this holiday, don't hesitate to visit our online partner Booking.com for a quaint selection of properties to suit holidays of all types.

Travel Information

  • Fly to Caen Airport located 114km (70 miles) from Barneville-Carteret. It receives a number of direct flights from across Europe.
  • Alternatively, if you want to rent a car to explore the lovely coastline, visit our online partner, Rentalcars.
  • Best time to visit - the summer months from June to September for warm weather, ideal for making the most of the beach and coastline.

Still not sure?

Best Hotels in Barneville Carteret

  • Hotel des Isles 31 rooms from £96

    Barneville Carteret

    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.

    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.
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  • La Marine 28 rooms from £101

    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.

    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.
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  • Hotel Restaurant Les Ormes 12 rooms from £131

    Barneville Carteret

    A charming coastal property set in a tranquil spot. Individually styled rooms are traditionally dressed with floor to ceiling sash windows, intricately carved white furniture and well placed artworks. A fine dining restaurant serves French cuisine with a modern twist and is worthy of a visit alone.

    Local exploring  -  A tranquil coastal property ideally located to explore Normandy's countrside and attractions.
    Great walks  -  Embark on long walks through the picturesque Cotentin marshlands and woodlands.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the nearby Normandy landing beaches and Mont Saint Michel.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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