Beach Weather in Etretat Beach, Normandy, France

BEACH WEATHER MONTHLY AVERAGES
Best
Best
Best
Best
Sea
14°
 
Sea
13°
 
Sea
13°
 
Sea
15°
 
Sea
16°
 
Sea
20°
Swim
Sea
22°
Swim
Sea
24°
Swim
Sea
21°
Swim
Sea
18°
 
Sea
16°
 
Sea
14°
 
BEACH WEATHER FORECAST
Thu 29th February
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
10° 10° 10° 10° 11° 11°
100% 100% 100% 30% 34% 55% 100% 91%
0.3mm 0.1mm 0.2mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.2mm 0.7mm 0.1mm
Fri 1st March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
100% 5% 100% 100% 67% 86% 100% 73%
0.2mm 0.0mm 0.5mm 0.2mm 0.0mm 0.2mm 0.2mm 0.0mm
Sat 2nd March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
96% 76% 51% 8% 12% 100% 100% 100%
0.0mm 0.3mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.4mm 0.8mm
Sun 3rd March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
100% 55% 72% 72% 87% 39% 74% 55%
0.1mm 0.1mm 0.0mm 0.1mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.1mm
Mon 4th March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
6% 13% 96% 100% 70% 100% 100% 100%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.1mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.6mm 0.9mm 1.5mm
Tue 5th March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
10° 10°
71% 79% 66% 61% 88% 82% 48% 64%
0.1mm 0.1mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.2mm 0.2mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
Wed 6th March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
11° 11° 10°
81% 30% 57% 52% 20% 44% 87% 39%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
Thu 29th February
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
33
kmh
31
kmh
31
kmh
31
kmh
31
kmh
25
kmh
36
kmh
26
kmh
1.3m
1.2m
1.6m
1.6m
1.6m
0.7m
1.9m
0.8m
8.0s 10.4s 5.8s 6.0s 6.1s 6.3s 6.6s 6.6s
Fri 1st March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
31
kmh
40
kmh
56
kmh
37
kmh
28
kmh
48
kmh
43
kmh
46
kmh
1.1m
1.8m
2.4m
1.3m
1.0m
2.1m
1.8m
2.1m
6.6s 10.0s 6.2s 13.4s 13.4s 5.5s 13.8s 13.6s
Sat 2nd March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
54
kmh
49
kmh
42
kmh
34
kmh
23
kmh
5
kmh
23
kmh
26
kmh
2.4m
2.0m
1.8m
1.5m
0.8m
0.1m
1.4m
1.2m
14.1s 14.1s 14.1s 13.8s 7.1s 6.8s 6.3s 5.9s
Sun 3rd March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
29
kmh
35
kmh
31
kmh
33
kmh
30
kmh
26
kmh
23
kmh
17
kmh
1.0m
1.3m
1.1m
1.4m
1.1m
1.0m
0.9m
0.7m
5.1s 11.8s 8.7s 5.2s 5.2s 5.1s 5.0s 5.5s
Mon 4th March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
20
kmh
24
kmh
33
kmh
44
kmh
33
kmh
26
kmh
17
kmh
29
kmh
0.8m
1.1m
1.3m
1.8m
1.3m
0.9m
0.6m
1.0m
5.6s 4.2s 5.3s 5.1s 9.7s 9.4s 8.2s 5.9s
Tue 5th March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
31
kmh
25
kmh
28
kmh
35
kmh
42
kmh
40
kmh
33
kmh
26
kmh
1.3m
2.0m
1.9m
1.8m
1.4m
1.1m
1.1m
1.1m
5.9s 13.4s 13.4s 13.4s 10.6s 8.9s 7.8s 6.8s
Wed 6th March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
26
kmh
27
kmh
27
kmh
27
kmh
22
kmh
18
kmh
17
kmh
19
kmh
1.5m
1.6m
1.5m
1.6m
1.5m
1.3m
1.1m
1.1m
6.1s 5.8s 6.4s 9.2s 10.7s 11.3s 10.6s 9.9s
Thu 29th February
2:39 AM 9:13 AM 2:53 PM 9:23 PM
7.70 1.60 7.60 1.80
Fri 1st March
3:06 AM 9:41 AM 3:23 PM 9:52 PM
7.70 1.80 7.50 2.00
Sat 2nd March
3:38 AM 10:13 AM 3:58 PM 10:27 PM
7.60 2.10 7.30 2.30
Sun 3rd March
4:18 AM 10:55 AM 4:43 PM 11:16 PM
7.30 2.40 6.90 2.60
Mon 4th March
5:10 AM 11:57 AM 5:51 PM
6.80 2.70 6.40
Tue 5th March
12:33 AM 6:48 AM 1:22 PM 7:50 PM
2.80 6.40 2.80 6.30
Wed 6th March
2:04 AM 8:35 AM 2:50 PM 9:14 PM
2.80 6.50 2.60 6.60
Thu 29th February
11°
1.6mm
27kmh SSW
76%
Fri 1st March
1.3mm
29kmh SSW
78%
Sat 2nd March
1.5mm
15kmh SSW
67%
Sun 3rd March
0.4mm
28kmh WNW
69%
Mon 4th March
3.1mm
34kmh S
73%
Tue 5th March
10°
0.6mm
39kmh S
69%
Wed 6th March
11°
0.0mm
19kmh SSE
51%
Thu 7th March
12°
0.0mm
21kmh ESE
43%
Fri 8th March
11°
3.4mm
24kmh SE
50%
Sat 9th March
0.3mm
21kmh SE
67%
Sun 10th March
10°
0.0mm
26kmh SW
85%
Mon 11th March
10°
0.3mm
16kmh SSE
50%
Tue 12th March
11°
6.0mm
40kmh SSE
95%
Wed 13th March
10°
0.4mm
37kmh SSW
99%

In the next 14 days average maximum daily temperatures will be 10° which is too cold for sunbathing. The average water temperature will be which is very cold and bracing, it's not recommended you swim with out a full wet suit. There will be 11 days of very light rain with an average of 1.7mm rain on those days. Average cloud cover will be 69%.

If you are sailing, windsurfing, fishing, surfing etc. in Etretat Beach don't forget to check the tide and wind and wave conditions

Taking a Holiday at Etretat Beach, Normandy, France

A holiday at Etretat Beach in Normandy, France promises a unique and memorable experience. This picturesque beach is located along the English Channel and is famous for its stunning white chalk cliffs, natural arches, and breathtaking views. The charming town of Etretat has a rich history and offers various activities, making it an ideal destination for both relaxation and exploration.

Beach Type

Etretat Beach is a pebble beach with some areas of coarse sand. The white chalk cliffs and natural arches create a dramatic backdrop that attracts photographers from around the world. While the beach may not have powdery white sand or a coral reef, it still offers an incredible setting for swimming, sunbathing, and taking in the beautiful surroundings.

Snorkeling and diving may not be as popular here due to the lack of reefs; however, the clear waters provide ample opportunity to explore marine life near the shoreline. The rocky landscape also makes this beach an excellent spot for rock pooling during low tide.

Beach Activities

  • Swimming: With its clear waters, Etretat Beach is perfect for swimming. Be cautious of strong currents during high tide, but otherwise enjoy the refreshing waters of the English Channel.
  • Photography: The dramatic cliffs, natural arches, and stunning views make this beach an ideal location for capturing breathtaking photos.
  • Hiking: There are several hiking trails along the cliffs that offer panoramic views of Etretat Beach and its surroundings.
  • Rock Pooling: During low tide, explore the various rock pools filled with marine life like crabs, small fish, and sea anemones.
  • Paragliding: For adventurous visitors seeking a bird's-eye view of Etretat's stunning landscape, paragliding is available from nearby hills.

Accommodations

There are no specific beach resorts at Etretat; however, there are many charming hotels and guesthouses in the town. Some popular choices include Hotel Dormy House, La Villa 10, and Domaine Saint Clair - Le Donjon.

Areas to Stay In

  • Town Center: Staying in the town center allows for easy access to restaurants, shops, and local attractions. Many accommodations offer sea views and are within walking distance of the beach.
  • Hillsides: For a more secluded experience with stunning views, consider staying in accommodations located on the hillsides surrounding Etretat.

Beach Amenities

  • Public restrooms
  • Paid parking
  • Restaurants and cafés nearby
  • Lifeguard service (during summer months)
  • Beach chair and umbrella rentals

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