Hike to Ouistreham

A walk to discover the estuary of the Orne at Ouistreham.

A walk along the Orne. This isn't the best hike in the world but it's easy and not very long. At the end of the walk you are rewarded with a beautiful panorama on the Orne estuary. There is nothing difficult. You must go beyond the houses to make the walk more interesting. After that nature become more savage.

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Duration: 3 h.

Departure

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Departure
The start of the walk is located near the maritime station, there are two locks to cross.

The lighthouse of Ouistreham

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The lighthouse of Ouistreham
Height: 38 m, 171 stair steps, commissioned in 1905, it cannot be visited.

Small passage

Small passage
Take this path to start the walk towards the “Pointe du Siège”.

The sheds

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The sheds
The beginning of the walk is not very interesting.

The estuary

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The estuary
The promenade runs along the English channel, there are signs every ten meters to indicate that bathing is prohibited. It’s a famous spot for the kit surfers and windsurfers.

The Pierre Deport walk

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The Pierre Deport walk
Guided tours are organized to discover the fauna and flora of this region.

The observation tower

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The observation tower
It’s a preserved site.

Point of view

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Point of view
You can see the Orne river flowing into the English channel. Very nice view from the observation post.

The Orne

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The Orne
The Orne river before flowing into the English channel.

The tip of the Siège

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The tip of the Siège
The “Pointe du Siège” is an extension of the coastal dune.
Start of the walk (Google Maps)

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