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Omaha beach

Omaha beach

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Omaha Beach, was the code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, during World War II. 
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"Omaha Beach" est l'une des 5 plages du débarquement le 6 Juin 1944.
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Localisation

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Sites around Omaha beach
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Port en Bessin

4.9nm
104°
Port-en-Bessin, a small harbor, is used by fishing vessels and pleasure craft. Tides rise about 7.2m at springs and 5.9m at neaps.
The harbor consists of an outer and inner avant-port, and two narrow wet basins. The avant-port dries 2 to 4m and is protected by a  breakwaters. ...
7 May 12

Grandcamp - Maisy

6.6nm
278°
Grandcamp-Maisy, a small harbor, lies 1.5 miles E of Pointe de Maisy and 4.5 miles W of Pointe de la Percee. It is used by fishing vessels and yachts. The approach channel is indicated by a lighted range. The entrance channel has a minimum width of 18m and dries 2m. The entrance is ...
7 May 12

Rade de la Capelle

9.2nm
280°
Rade de la Capelle, a roadstead lying between Banc du Cardonnet and Baie du Grand Vey, provides anchorage sheltered from S and SW winds, in a depth of 12m, mud and sand, good holding ground. Care is necessary to avoid several dangerous wrecks lying in this vicinity.
7 May 12

Isigny sur Mer

9.2nm
251°
Isigny a small drying port, lies 1.5 miles inland on the Aure River. It is used by small coasters, fishing vessels, and pleasure craft. Passe d’Isigny, the entrance channel, is indicated by a lighted range and marked by buoys and beacons.
The inner part of this channel leads ...
7 May 12

Port Winston - Arromanches

10nm
96°
Arromanches-les-Bains is situated 5 miles E of Port-en-Bessin. A conspicuous statue of the Virgin
Mary stands on the crest of a hill close E of this village.
The caissons and wrecks of Port Winston, a former artificial harbor used for the Allied landings during WWII, front the ...
7 May 12

Îles Saint-Marcouf

12nm
305°
The islands are directly administered by the French government, and form a protected nature reserve with restricted access. Mooring is allowed between the 2 islands.
A light is shown from a square tower, 17m high, standing on Ile du Large, the NE island. Ile de Terre, lying 0.3 ...
7 May 12

Carentan

14nm
255°
On one of the most varied coast of La Manche, Port Carentan offers "you" an execptional site. The basin, suprounded by grass and trees, blends perfectly into the town.
The acces to Port Carentan, is through one of the most beautiful parts of "Parc Naturel des Marais du Cotentin".
Port ...
25 Nov 07

Courseulles-sur-Mer

16nm
97°
Courseulles-sur-Mer is a small harbor lying at the mouth of the Riviere Seulles. It is used by small fishing vessels and pleasure craft. The harbor consists of an avant-port leading to a wet dock and a tidal basin. The approach channel is indicated by a lighted range and dries 3.5m. ...
6 May 12

Île de Tatihou

19nm
312°
Tatihou est une île protégée, trois hectares aux limites du fort y ont été établis en réserve ornithologique. On peut y voir des oiseaux nicheurs : goélands argentés, bruns et marins, tadornes de Belon?
27 Nov 07

Saint Vaast la Hougue

19nm
310°
Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue  is a small harbor lying 1.8 miles SW of Pointe de Saire. Ile de Tatihou, lying 1 mile E, fronts the harbor. A conspicuous tower, with a turret on one side, stands on the S extremity of the island. Fort de l’Ilet, a low fort, is situated close S of this ...
7 May 12

Barfleur

23nm
320°
Barfleur  is a small drying harbor lying 1.5 miles S of Pointe de Barfleur. It is used by fishing vessels, small coasters, and pleasure craft. Tides rise about 6.5m at springs and 5.3m at neaps. The harbor, enclosed by a jetty and a breakwater, can accommodate small vessels with ...
7 May 12

Caen bassin Saint Pierre

23nm
118°
Caen is situated in the S part of the bay de Seine. This port is connected to the sea at Ouistreham by a canal running parallel to the Riviere Orne.
7 May 12
Local Area

Antifer

An amazing armada of Allied troops, British, American, Canadian and more, landed on Normandy's beaches on 6th June 1944 to begin the liberation of Europe from years of Nazi occupation. The planners of this crucial event for European freedom codenamed it D-Day.
6 Jun 19

Manche - English Channel

The English Channel (French: La Manche, "the sleeve") is an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that separates the island of Great Britain from northern France.
A number of major islands are situated in the Channel, as the Isle of Wight off the English coast and the British crown dependencies ...
3 Jun 12

NE Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest of the world's oceanic divisions; with a total area of about 106.4 million square kilometres (41.1 million square miles), it covers approximately one-fifth of the Earth's surface.
The Atlantic Ocean has irregular coasts indented by numerous ...
31 Jul 11
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