Pointe du Hoc
Pointe du Hoc
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The location of the site where a group of American soldiers undertook the nearly impossible task of climbing massive cliffs with little equipment during the American invasion of Normandy in 1944.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Brendan S
Arlington, VA2,033 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Pointe du Hoc was one of the landing areas on D-Day. Unlike the beaches, where soldiers landed and ran across the beach under fire, at this site, US Rangers scaled the cliffs to capture German gun batteries here, sustaining very high casualties. The site was heavily fortified and heavily bombed. It is pocked by shell and bomb craters and the remains of the bunkers are still there, several of which are open for visitors to enter and explore.
Written 13 May 2024
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA4,120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Perfect visit on a sunny and calm day. Plenty of free parking, with an easy to follow path to the point, past German bunkers, bomb craters, and gun emplacements. Take your time and appreciate the magnitude of the courageous undertaking. I looked out east to the formidable cliffs of Omaha beach and saluted the brave soldiers who landed there. Dramatic setting, not to be missed.
Written 2 May 2024
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dmhLondon
London, UK302 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A lesser known D Day landing spot but of critical importance to the success of the entire campaign. This site is well preserved showing the extent of the fortifications facing the US Rangers as they climbed the cliff. You need about 45 minutes for the visit. There are toilets but no refreshments. There is a lovely walking path from Grandcamp Maisy about 2.5 miles each way and it makes for a lovely walk into the area and back again.
Written 17 April 2024
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LoveTravel
36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is a wonderful well maintained as original site for the invasion at Normandy. The craters from the bombs have been left in place, you can go into one of the bunkers built by the Germans where the huge gun torrents were. It is a sobering place to visit.
Written 11 April 2024
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John B
Norristown, PA272 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
One of the best sites to see in Normandy. To see the holes created by the shelling and to see what the Rangers had to do to capture this position is just incredible.
Written 20 January 2024
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Marc R
6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
While fully appreciating the historical significance of the site, I was pretty underwhelmed by the visit compared to other sites in the area: very restricted, unkept and lacking a comprehensive explanation of ALL parties' involvement (German, American, French and English). I understand the need to protect the environs, but let ME decide if I want to risk my life peering over the cliffs to actually see the obstacle(s) the Rangers faced. I had a much better view from my Lazy Boy watching Saving Private Ryan...

Very disappointing considering the unlimited access to the other key locations in the area.
Written 31 October 2023
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Colin Y
Darlington, UK10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
I feel slightly irreverent writing this review of this historic and important site. It is a few years since I last visited the site and was surprised by the way it has been fenced and left to "return to nature". The fencing and the gantries that have been erected, coupled with the fact that the whole area is so overgrown, prevents the visitor from visualising the site and fully appreciating the enormity of the task facing the Rangers who took the site. It feels as if the intention is now to get the visitor in and out in as fast a time as possible.
Written 17 October 2023
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Amanda D
7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
I first visited this site in 2010 whilst on a 10 day battlefield tour with Air Cadets. It was my favourite site because it felt so untouched and authentic, we were allowed to explore the whole site including the craters. We joked at the time that if the site was in the UK you probably wouldn’t get near it for H&S! I couldn’t wait to bring my husband and children here whilst on our own holiday this year and I was so disappointed! Fences everywhere and everyone is forced to take the same path so it feels really crowded. Most of the site is no longer accessible and it’s so overgrown that the impact of the sheer number of bomb craters is completely lost because you can hardly make them out. Guards everywhere too which I found odd - the whole place is very Americanised! What should have taken a whole afternoon to explore only took 40 minutes. Go and see it if you’re passing by but don’t go out of your way!
Written 17 August 2023
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ebeekman
Emst, The Netherlands75 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
I must admit I was disappointed. The site is overgrown, the bunkers are covered with large steel constructions, paths with high ugly fences and no benches to sit and relax. Almost like you have to rush through the site. Too bad for the men that fought here, this is not a tribute to them, we could do better…..
Written 14 July 2023
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Andrew S
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Pointe du hoc has been spoiled beyond belief! Visitors are corralled like sheep along wire fenced lined tracks. The bunkers have been encased by ugly metal platforms. The whole experience is disappointing, even the historical facts are inaccurate, where is there any mention of the British involvement? The fact that there were no guns at Pointe du hoc when the Rangers took it is not really addressed. If you want to experience a proper Battery go to the Maisy Battery, what a fantastic place that is, there is no comparison. Longues sur mer battery is also well worth a visit, don’t waste your time with the Pointe du hoc tourist trap.
Written 9 July 2023
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