With the shoreline reaching the heart of the city, it is the perfect sailing destination – with the riches of its waters in Seine Bay, its beach and marina – and is home to major sporting events involving sailing and extreme sports, including the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre, which this year will celebrate its thirtieth birthday.
Over a mile of beaches with amenities
From the ‘quai de Southampton’ down to a beach that is over a mile long, the sea front in Le Havre is a popular destination for locals and tourists. From March to September, it benefits from a wealth of restaurants, bars and leisure activity stores, as well as the opening of the Marine Baths and a centre on the beach, where it is possible to hire marine equipment: stand-up paddle, canoe, kayak, etc.
This exceptional and welcoming shoreline is also the place where sea sport enthusiasts get together to enjoy their leisure activity freely, such as windsurfing, kitesurfing or the very fashionable wingfoiling.