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Luc-sur-Mer on France’s Côte-de-Nacre
the town of Luc-sur-Mer is located
at the point where the beaches codenamed Sword and Juno meet.
beach has ashallow incline and at low tide, as shown
in the sunset picture above, and there’s a rather broad
expanse of it going out to sea. The D-Day invasion of Normandy by
and Canadian forces which occurred here did not meet the same brutal
resistance as at Gold Beach, owing to the fact that they came
ashore as the tide was rising and there was relatively little beach
Today Luc-sur-Mer is
architecturally unremarkable but otherwise pleasant beach town with
modestly-priced hotels facing the sea. There is
(seawater) spa, a casino,
trails for hiking and
biking, shellfish gathering at low tide and more — certainly
the town offers a wide range of activity preferences. The beach itself
is sand rather than
stones as one finds down the coast at Dieppe,
Tréport. Tthis fact alone makes Luc more
attractive to those who are more
drawn to inactivity, for instance just lying on the beach with a good
The shallow incline of the broad beach at low tide is something to be
since the incoming tide can take a surprisingly short time to reach the
seawall as shown below.
the southeast of
Luc-sur-Mer is the port
city of Ouistreham, which offers ferry
service to Portsmouth,