Omaha Beach, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

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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. Omaha Beach is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer Edition.
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  • There were 3 of us who went here in the midst of December, Boxing Day in fact. Understandably the museum was closed so we really only had a short, if freezing cold, walk along the beach and the monume...  more »
  • I never thought of reviewing a beach, but upon reading some of the ‘negative reviews’ I felt I should. People complaining it’s not preserved, homes built along the coast, French haven’t represented th...  more »
  • We arrived at Omaha Beach expecting something bigger and maybe more commercial. Instead, there isn't much there other than a large memorial sculpture and plaques with information. However, we did end ...  more »
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  • Fabulous beach, visited the overlord museum then the American cemetery afterwards. If you want the full emotional experience do the three the other way round but I think that would spoil the current peace and beauty of the beach.
  • Beautiful , calm beach. Commemorates the WWII soldiers who landed here.
  • Beautiful beach, hard to imagine everything that happened here during WW2. Worth a visit!
  • Very beautiful, I have much respect for the people that died there. Emoji movie out July 28th
  • Highly recommend to get a tour guide. Need at least 3 full days to appreciate the area.

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