The beautiful days are here! So are the holidays! It’s time to enjoy a drink on the terrace with friends or family.
What are the most beautiful terraces for a drink?
The Tourist Office team has put together a selection of the nicest places to share a coffee, an aperitif or a drink with your family or friends, facing the sea, on a south-facing terrace or in Douvres-la-Délivrande.
Here we go! We take you on a tour of the best addresses in the Coeur de Nacre.
Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health and should be consumed in moderation.
Where to have a drink on the Côte de Nacre?
La Maison Bleue, Courseulles-sur-Mer
rue de Marine Dunkerque
This restaurant is a real institution in Courseulles and has a south-facing terrace, ideal for windy days. Enjoy some seafood and good cocktails comfortably installed facing the ponds and the mill of the Ile de Plaisance.
A little extra: discover the outdoor tables in giant bubbles, well protected from the wind.
A must try: the bartender’s “passion blue” creation based on blue wine*!
Au P’tit Mousse, Courseulles-sur-Mer
2 quai Ouest
The sunny terrace of the bar-restaurant has a panoramic view of the marina and is decorated in blue and white tones.
From here, you can watch the ballet of boats and trawlers loaded with fresh fish.
Please note: Au P’tit Mousse is located near the oyster beds and the Juno Beach Centre, the only Canadian museum on the D-Day landing beaches.
Les Petits Curieux, Courseulles-sur-Mer
7 place du Marché
Crédit : Les petits curieux
Situated opposite the Place du Marché, this pretty little tearoom offers a choice of salty boards of local charcuterie and 100% home-made pastries.
Concerts are held here during the season.
The little extra: books and board games are available in the library.
Côté Plage, Courseulles-sur-Mer
Avenue de la Combattante
Located 50 metres from the beach, this restaurant offers a comfortable south-facing terrace.
With friends or family, test your dexterity on the 18-hole mini-golf course.
The little extra: for the connoisseur, the barman offers a selection of 40 rums* from around the world.
Le Grannona, Bernières-sur-Mer
12 place du 6 Juin
This restaurant is ideally located on the Juno Beach area of the D-Day landing beaches, right next to the Maison des Canadiens.
The terrace overlooks the Place du 6 juin where the Signal Monument stands, dedicated to the heroism of the Allied forces that liberated Europe.
After a swim: enjoy the Grannona snack menu.
le Clos Normand, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer
89 rue Pasteur
This is the spot for the obligatory coffee break on the sea wall of Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer!
The large pergola at Le Clos Normand overlooks the lovely sandy beach. If you have forgotten your life jacket, head for the inside terrace, facing south and sheltered from the wind.
For a snack, opt for the delicious artisanal ice cream Glaces des Alpes.
A must try: flavoured coffees and Norman cocktails*.
Les Gourmands Disent, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer
95 rue Pasteur
This crêperie is also a tea room 30 m from the beach.
You can also taste the Saint-Aubinaise beer, a light drink with a slight citrus taste.
For those with a sweet tooth, try the generous, organic and local crepes and ice creams of the Haizerie.
Le Café Source, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer
179 Rue Pasteur
Guinguette atmosphere at the seaside!
Here you can chat, read a book, in short, take your time!
You can sit on the terrace in the morning, at snack time or for an aperitif and enjoy a menu of local and organic products.
Café Source is popular with cyclists as it is located on the Vélomaritime, the cycle route that crosses the D-Day landing beaches.
The little extra: beer, cider and soft drinks are produced by Norman producers*.
Opening on 22 April 2023
Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer boasts one of the most pleasant pedestrian seawalls in Normandy. All the restaurants on the seafront welcome you on their terraces in season, to enjoy the sunset over the sea.
Credit : V. Rustuel – Papagayo’s terrace
Place du Petit Enfer, Dr Charcot Street
Credit : Agence Smack
It’s not always easy to find a seat on the popular terrace of the IneLucTable!
Open all day long, you can have a coffee on the terrace from 8 am onwards and then treat yourself to a full menu and aperitif platters, over a drink during the day or evening!
A must try: the cocktails, especially the Piña Colada, to be sipped from the rooftop to admire the sunset*.
Children love the Paradise Goblin with raspberry puree, blackberries, apple juice and cranberries.
Just next door, push the door of the wine shop Bouteilles à la Mer which offers a nice selection of organic and natural wines as well as aperitif boards.
Credit : Agence Smack – l’InecLucTable
Les Terrasses du mini-golf, Luc-sur-Mer
Rue du Docteur Charcot
Completely renovated sea view terrace, pretty coloured cushions, wooden benches… without forgetting the cocktail bar and the terrace with your feet in the sand, welcome to the mini-golf terraces.
The little extra: the Vélomaritime bicycle route passes right by the restaurant.
A must try is the “sunset” non-alcoholic cocktail: orange, pineapple and lemon juice with a touch of grenadine syrup.
The establishment also offers “surfing Mojitos”: 4 to 5 cocktails and tapas to share*.
Hôtel-restaurant de la mer, Langrune-sur-Mer
2 rue de la Mer
Credit : DR-Langrune-sur-Mer
You can hardly get any closer to the sea!
The spacious terrace, protected by a pergola, overlooks the beach of Langrune-sur-Mer.
For gourmets: the restaurant has a blue lobster tank, served cold with the seafood platter or flambéed with whisky.
A must try: the mussels with lemon cream and fresh coriander served with fresh chips.
Where to have a drink outside the coast?
Place 26, Douvres-la-Délivrande
The bookshop, well stocked with books, comics, manga and novels, now offers a tea room with local delicacies.
You can taste Denis Hamon’s teas and coffees, Cédille’s spreads and Folies Douces organic ice creams and sorbets.
A must try: Sylvie’s pastries, Les Desserts Lutins.
Le Petit Flaubert, Douvres-la-Délivrande
8 bis place de la Basilique
Credit : Le Petit Flaubert
You will feel “at home” there!
After doing some shopping in the shopping street, make yourself comfortable on the restaurant’s brand new outdoor terrace.
The menu features Norman products. We advise you to taste the cider from the Ferme de Billy*.
Gourmets will opt for the “Café Gustave”: coffee, a small chocolate pancake and a vanilla ball… a treat!
*Alcohol abuse is dangerous to health, consume in moderation.
Featured photo: Smack Agency