Holidaymakers looking for a fun vacation by the coast in Northwest France might like to try Gouville-sur-Mer in the Normandy region. Located in the Manche department this is a delightful area with many things for tourists to see and do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs, gites and apartments.
Holidaymakers can enjoy the sunshine at the beaches here as well as taking a swim in the sea. Sailing, fishing and wind surfing are watersports that visitors can try during their stay. This lovely area of Normandy provides some good trails with scenic views for hiking, cycling and horse riding. There are several golf courses in the Manche department including at Agon Coutainville, which is 10 kilometres away. Tennis, ice skating and paddle boating are other activities holidaymakers can enjoy while staying in Gouville-sur-Mer. In and around this commune there is a good choice of restaurants, cafes and bars serving excellent French cuisine and seafood. Some shops and a supermarket can be found in Gouville where self catering holidaymakers will be able to purchase food and beverages.
Holidaymakers will find plenty of interesting places to visit during their vacation to Gouville-sur-Mer. Coutances is only 10 kilometres away and is well worth visiting for its 13th century cathedral as well the churches and the botanical gardens. The rocky tidal island of Le Mont St Michel is just over an hour away from Gouville-sur-Mer. People interested in nature may like to visit the zoo at Champrepus and the aquarium at St-Malo, which are about two hours away. Tourists may also like to take a day trip to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower and its many other attractions, which takes about three and a half hours by car.
July and August are the warmest months of the year in Normandy with average high temperatures of 21 degrees centigrade. January and February are the coolest months with average highs of 9 degrees and lows of 4 degrees centigrade. As well as being one of the coldest months, February is also usually the driest with an average of 49mm of rainfall. December sees the highest level of precipitation with an average of 84mm.
Rennes –Saint Jacques Airport (RNS) is about two hours drive from Gouville-sur-Mer. Flights arrive here from a handful of French cities as well as Southampton (SOU) with Flybe, who also offer seasonal flights from Birmingham (BHX), Edinburgh (EDI), Exeter (EXT) and Manchester (MAN). Seasonal flights also arrive here from Barcelona (BCN) courtesy of Brit Air and from Cork and Dublin (DUB) with Aer Arann. Alamo, Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National/Citer and Sixt are car hire companies represented at the airport. Alternatively a ferry service crosses the English Channel from Poole and Portsmouth on the south coast of England to Cherbourg. The drive from Cherbourg to Gouville-sur-Mer is approximately one hour and 20 minutes.