Omaha Beach
Omaha Beach
4.5
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This historic beach was the primary point of landing on June 6, 1944, for the entry of American forces into World War II and saw some of the most intense fighting in the entire war.
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  • Life is a Journey
    62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    To stand on the beach, WOW!
    We took a half day tour from Bayeux and there are no words to say how amazing this experience is. The history told from the tour guide and to actually stand on the beach was incredible. Check the weather because it could be a bit cool. Enjoy all the history surrounding you in this region.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 June 2023
  • helenandpaul13
    Worcester, United Kingdom1,663 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place but eerie
    Really Eerie place. When you arrive and park your car in the free car park, you can see the beach in front of you. You can imagine what was facing them as they came ashore with Germans dug into the cliffs behind. There was a a coach there when I arrived and there is a memorial on the beach.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 October 2023
  • Amy A
    Gainesville, Georgia39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Get the Best Guide! - World War II Veterans’ Memories, Jenny Post
    This was such a moving experience. We were fortunate to have a knowledgeable and passionate about D-Day and WWII history. She brought it to life with personal stories. We found out later that Jenny previously worked at the D-Day museum in Virginia. She was able to explain and show us things we would have missed on our own. Book a tour with WW II Veterans’ Memories. Never forget those brave people who gave their lives to liberate France (and the world) from the Nazi regime.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 April 2024
  • pfefmeister
    San Francisco, California4,120 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must be Five Stars
    This is one of those historic places that every American - for that matter, every European - should visit. We walked here from the American Cemetery, just a short drive and moderately steep hike down to the wide beach. Can’t imagine the horrors occurring on this stretch of sand 75 years ago. The lack of cover, the bravery, the death. Spend some time walking this beautiful stretch of sand and count your blessings. You are the lucky ones. Must visit for sure.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 May 2024
  • Sarah C
    20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful, but rent a car/book a tour!
    A must when you visit anywhere near Normandy. The cemetery is breathtaking and the beaches are sobering. The only issue is that this area is not walking-friendly. If you’re planning to visit, book a tour or rent a car. You’ll need either one unless you expect to have a 15,000+ step day!
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 May 2024
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Steve W
175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Visited on a beautiful day. Can’t begin to think of what happened here during the landings. Go and have a walk on the beach and spare a thought
Written 25 May 2024
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Sarah C
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
A must when you visit anywhere near Normandy. The cemetery is breathtaking and the beaches are sobering. The only issue is that this area is not walking-friendly. If you’re planning to visit, book a tour or rent a car. You’ll need either one unless you expect to have a 15,000+ step day!
Written 20 May 2024
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Brendan S
Arlington, VA2,033 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Omaha Beach is the key site of the hugely important Normandy invasion where US soldiers landed under incredible fire to begin the liberation of Western Europe. But while the site is hallowed ground, as a place to visit there’s not much here. It’s a nondescript beach with two memorials and an informational sign. In contrast with nearby Point du Hoc, where bunkers and bomb craters remain, there’s no indication that a battle was fought here. The cliffs are overgrown with vegetation and houses have replaced bunkers. The defensive beach obstacles visible in the photos and movies about the invasion are long gone. And there’s not even much information to orient visitors as to what happened. It’s an important place to visit but limited as a place to experience.
Written 13 May 2024
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA4,120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This is one of those historic places that every American - for that matter, every European - should visit. We walked here from the American Cemetery, just a short drive and moderately steep hike down to the wide beach. Can’t imagine the horrors occurring on this stretch of sand 75 years ago. The lack of cover, the bravery, the death. Spend some time walking this beautiful stretch of sand and count your blessings. You are the lucky ones. Must visit for sure.
Written 2 May 2024
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Amy A
Gainesville, GA39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This was such a moving experience. We were fortunate to have a knowledgeable and passionate about D-Day and WWII history. She brought it to life with personal stories. We found out later that Jenny previously worked at the D-Day museum in Virginia. She was able to explain and show us things we would have missed on our own. Book a tour with WW II Veterans’ Memories. Never forget those brave people who gave their lives to liberate France (and the world) from the Nazi regime.
Written 18 April 2024
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Julie O
Gold Coast, Australia332 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Expansive sand beach with such a very sad history of war. Was there near the end of day so missed the cemetery. Certainly a stop for those interested in war history.
Written 1 December 2023
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Jane L
Evanston, IL272 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Your experience at Omaha Beach will be enhanced by visiting some of the other D-Day sites, such as museums and cemeteries, before setting foot on the beach. That way you will have some context for the incredible significance of this spot and the sacrifices that were made here.
Written 15 October 2023
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helenandpaul13
Worcester, UK1,663 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Really Eerie place. When you arrive and park your car in the free car park, you can see the beach in front of you. You can imagine what was facing them as they came ashore with Germans dug into the cliffs behind. There was a a coach there when I arrived and there is a memorial on the beach.
Written 8 October 2023
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SeeTheW0rld62
Sunnyvale, CA2,079 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We visited Omaha beach at low tide to get an idea of what it was like when the troops landed. The beach is huge! It's so peaceful now, what a difference from the events that took place in June 1944.
Written 13 September 2023
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Global Trekking
Charlotte, NC594 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Great photo opportunities on the beach with lots of historical markers for guidance. The local shops nearby provide sovineers and alcohol that is similar to what the soldiers experienced an apple brandy.
Written 31 July 2023
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