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.

Interest: notegood (1 note)
Difficulty: difficulté
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

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”.

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The beginning of the walk is not very interesting.

The estuary

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

The observation tower
It’s a preserved site.

Point of view

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.

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