FERRY & HOTEL
Hotel Mercure Omaha Beach, Port en Bessin
France > Normandy > PORT EN BESSIN
The Mercure is in the heart of a superb 36 hole golfing complex in this appealing fishing port that nestles between cliffs and is noted for its scallops. Spectacularly located on the cliffs above the Landing Beaches, the two 18 hole courses are to international standard and the hotel facilities are excellent both for golfers and non golfers alike. In addition to a lovely heated outdoor pool (May-Oct) there is a wellbeing centre with small gym, sauna and steam room where you can also have beauty treatments and massages (extra charge), whilst well equipped bedrooms overlooking the pool or greens have complimentary tea and coffee making facilities. Port en Bessin's harbour and surroundings are very picturesque and you can follow a marked trail on a self-guided walking tour to discover its history. Excursions & boat rides are available to explore the nearby D-Day Landing beaches (OmahaBeach 5k) where there are various museums to visit dedicated to this wartime period and there is also the shipwreck museum on the outskirts of town which displays the artefacts found over the last 60 years whilst clearing the bay to make fishing and diving safer. The town itself is quite small with the main area centred around the port, and there's an excellent Sunday market plus a fabulous fish market where you can buy the freshest seafood caught that morning. And after spending time here you can sit in a cafe and soak up the atmosphere, enjoying the views of the very boats that brought in the fish that day.