Along the coasts of Cotentin, in the harbour at Port-Bail-sur-Mer or in the Baie des Veys, it’s not rare to catch a glimpse of seals on a sand bank. They come here to rest, so it’s important to make sure you don’t disturb them or scare them while they’re here.

Out at sea, towards the Channel Islands or while on a boat trip around Cherbourg harbour you might see dolphins (bottlenose and common dolphins), or porpoises, who always move around in groups.

There are some rather surprising and unexpected animals off the coast of Cotentin, such as the ocean sunfish.

To find out more, come to the Phare de Carteret!