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Sword Beach, Normandy
(2.4/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
Sword Beach stretches from Ouistreham to Luc-sur-Mer. The British 3rd Infantry Division landed on the 2½-miles of beach between Ouistreham and Lion-sur-mer. The 41st Royal Marine Commando landed at Lion-sur-Mer, while the N°4 British Commando landed at Ouistreham. Integrated with the N°4 British Commando were 177 Frenchmen of the 1st Batallion of Fusiliers Marins Commandos who were granted the honor to set foot on Normandy soil in the first wave. On the eastern flank of Sword beach, the Sixth British Airborne had parachuted in the early morning hours of June 6th to seize bridges over the River Orne and Caen canal, silence gun batteries and secure the eastern flank of the D-Day beaches. Plan your visit to Sword Beach and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Ouistreham trip generator.
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  • Stopped here as part of a Leger battlefield tour. This was a British/French beach in the d-day landings and there are some lovely memorials in the vicinity of the beach that are worth seeing. Though p...  more »
  • Poor signage; the name derives from the code used during the war by the allies. It was part of the Atlantic wall, a defensive system created by the Germans to defend themselves against the allies. Francobritanniche forces landed here and human losses were many. It is definitely not the best known.
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  • Beautiful clean beach littered with the remains of the ww2 mulberry harbours, hard to believe such bloodshed was all over this beach. Plenty of beautiful restaurants and places to have an ice cream an...  more »