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Ouistreham | Calvados, Bassa Normandia, 14150, France
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We came here to have a look where our uncle KENNY landed ! It is a beautiful beach and was very interesting we put a stone on the memorial in memory of him x it is worth a visit

Thank Angie632
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We came here to see where part of the landing took place during operation Overlord. Although Sword was the eastern most part of the landing - you would still think it would have a bigger memorial to commemorate those who sacrificed so much on this...More

Thank Vernon v
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

As others have noted this stretch of coastline is lovely but although we are interested in WW II and know the area and it’s history, it was not easy to find a memorial to the brave souls who took this beach. In fact in comparison...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

I agree with the other reviewers that there could be more here to commemorate what happened on this beach on D-Day. There is little more than a few plaques and a British flag. However, if you are visiting from the UK (or any other country...More

1  Thank middleclasslass
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This is not a grade for the beach itself but for how well I believe it shows remembrance of the past events here. This is now a lively and very touristy beach town, people come for sunbathing, swimming and some memorials are the only reminders...More

1  Thank UrskaG
Reviewed 14 August 2018

The seafront must be close when you see the massive ferris wheel and decking. Beach huts and ice cream stalls also occupy the sand. Little to remind us of the sacrifices made to make this all possible but times move on. There are low key...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 20 July 2018

We all wanted to see at least one of the beaches. This was the closest, we parked near Colleville-Montgomery and walked along beach towards the port. The are a few memorials (Bill the Piper, Kieffer Commandos) and the odd bunker. It was hard to imagine...More

1  Thank Andy A
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

As part of are time around the beaches we also sought out the statue of Bill. What a story and bravery, a man leading the army playing his pipes whilst shoots flew around him.

1  Thank Liz B
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We visited this beach on the anniversary of D-Day. We were a little disappointed with the lack of pomp and ceremony visible, considering the importance of the date of our visit and shocked at the lack of clear signposts to locate the beach. Still worth...More

Thank ltjt2017
Reviewed 30 May 2018

of course it has changed a lot since 1944.I rode my Bicycle from Sword beach to Omaha beach stopping along the way at various monuments and german defences.personal favourite at Sword beach is Piper Bill Millins statue .

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