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Omaha Beach, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Categories: Battlefields, Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
Overlooked by bluffs which rise to 46 m (150 ft) and command the beaches, Omaha Beach possesses naturally strong defensive positions. During World War II, the Germans skillfully fortified this area with concrete gun emplacements, anti-tank guns, and machine guns. Allied bombs left these largely undamaged, and since there was no cover on the sand, the tranquil strand became a killing field on D-Day, when the US 1st Infantry Division had the most difficult landing of the whole Allied assault. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Omaha Beach and many more Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer itinerary maker.
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  • It is interesting to compare the beach of today with the photo display at the beach of that fateful day in June 1944. It is a lovely beach - even with its memorials such as the interesting "Les Braves...  read more »
  • Stopped at the beach on a beautifully sunny day and it was hard to imagine the destruction and death that happened here. It is a beautiful beach and I loved the Les Braves memorial which is actually s...  read more »
  • A historical beach site that is very interesting. Not with as much Beaty as point du Hoc but certainly as much history and sacrifice. 
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