We were driving all the way from Brussels to Etretat and reached there on 15/08/2014 evening. When we reached there all the parking slots were full, but they have provided a ground with 'Free parking". The distance from this parking slot to main beach area is around 2 kms.We spent that evening in the beach.The beach with Pebble stones was spectacular, a bit crowded as its peak summer. The beach was clean with all the facilities and lots of activities including paragliding,windsurfing etc.The next day morning we climbed one of the cliffs. There is a parking at the cliff in front of the Chapel of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde.Those who don't want to climb can use that way.Don't forget to use good walking shoes and also you have to carry water and food.The views are just amazing.When we went the weather was good.We spent almost three hours there.At a point you will see a flight of steps leading towards the cliff's bottom.Its a bit strenuous but in between there are good view points.In the afternoon we climbed the second cliff(The Manneporte).
The views were excellent especially when the colour of the see and sky changes in the evening.
A walk through the old town is also really nice.There are plenty of restaurants too.There is a shop which sells various salted fishes (tuna, sardines etc) prepared in their own traditional way and also spreads for breads made out of the same. You can taste and buy. I think its a popular one there. Etretat and its cliffs are a worth to visit.
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