Summer is here ! So are the holidays ! It’s time to enjoy a drink on the terrace with friends or family.
Where to have a drink on the terrace ?
The tourist office team has come up with a selection of the nicest places to have a drink with your family or friends, facing the sea, on a south-facing terrace or in Douvres-la-Délivrande.
Let’s go for a tour of the best addresses in Cœur de Nacre.
La Maison bleue, Courseulles-sur-Mer
An address well known to the regulars of Courseulles-sur-Mer. This restaurant offers a south-facing terrace, ideal for windy days. Enjoy some seafood and goog cocktails comfortably installed facing the ponds and the mill of the Ile de Plaisance.
Little extra : discover the outdoor table in giant bubbles.
A must try : the latest barman’s “passion blue” base on… blue wine !
La Case à Kat, Courseulles-sur-Mer
This organic tea and wine bar in the heart of the seaside resort offers a small sunny terrace and a wide selection of novels, comics and children’s books.
A must-try : the Norman iced teas with their many flavours.
Les Petits Curieux, Courseulles-sur-Mer
Situated opposite the market place, this pretty little tearoom offers a choice of salted boards of local charcuterie and 100% home-made pastries.
The little extra : books and board games are available in the library.
le Clos Normand, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer
This is the place for the obligatory coffee break on the sea wall of Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer !
The large outdoor terrace of 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.
A must try : the flavoured coffees and Norman cocktails*.
Les Gourmands Disent, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer
This crêperie is also a tea room 30m from the beach. You can taste the Saint-Aubinaise beer*, a light drink with a slight citrus taste.
A must-try : for those who love snacks, try the crepes with a thousand flavours and the ice creams of the Haizerie, generous, organic and local.
L’IneLucTable et le Poulpe, Luc-sur-Mer
The new seafront square is home to two restaurants and their south-facing terraces to make the most of the sun :
A must-try : cocktails* to sip from the rooftop to admire the sunset.
Just next door, push the door of the wine shop Des Bouteilles à la Mer which offers a nice selection of organic and natural wines as well as aperitif boards.
Les terrasses du mini-golf, Luc-sur-Mer
The terrace with a view of the sea has been completely renovated, with pretty coloured cushions and wooden benches… not forgetting the new cocktail bar* and the terrace with its feet in the sand !
The little extra : the chef grows tomatoes and aromatic herbs on site.
A must-try : the burgers with bread from a local bakery.
Nearby, the Beau Rivage hotel offers a small terrace ideally located for cyclists who take the Vélomaritime.
Place 26, Douvres-la-Délivrande
The bookshop, well stocked with children books, mangas, comics, novels, now offers a tea room area with local delicacies from Normandy (ice creams, coffeas, teas, cakes…).
A must try : the pastries made by Sylvie, les Desserts Lutins.
La Riceteria, jolie cabane, Langrune-sur-Mer
Here is a small shop offering a wide range of delicacies to be enjoyed with tasty smoothies, on the colorful terrace shelterd from the sea spray.
A must try : the gourmet “rocky rad cake”, THE speciality ! It’s a brownie with marshmallows and nuts.
Next door is the Hotel Restaurant de la Mer. The terrace is protected by a pergola and overlooks the beach of Langrune-sur-Mer.
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