Cap de la Hève near Le Havre

A beautiful walk around Cap de la Hève, a listed natural site.

Cap de la Hève is just a few kilometres from Le Havre. It's a beautiful natural site with a magnificent view over the Le Havre region and the Seine estuary. The walk is very easy and short. You walk along a path along the cliff face. The paths that wind around the cape invite you to explore. Walking along these paths allows you to get close to the wilderness, admire seabirds in action and feel the quiet power of the ocean.

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Duration: 1 h.

The start of the walk

The start of the walk
The best way to get to Cap de la Hève is by car, and there is a large car park right next to the site.

La Hève lighthouse

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La Hève lighthouse
The Hève lighthouse was commissioned in 1951 to replace another lighthouse destroyed during the war. It cannot be visited.

View from Cap de la Hève

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View from Cap de la Hève
The view of the beach from the top of the cliff is impressive.

The trail

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The trail
The path runs alongside the cliff.

View of the English Channel

View of the English Channel

Around Cap de la Hève

Around Cap de la Hève
The path is very well maintained and there are no difficulties.

The bunkers at Cap de la Hève

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The bunkers at Cap de la Hève
It's easy to see why the Germans built several bunkers on the site. It was easy for them to dominate the whole area.

The cliffs of Cap de la Hève

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The cliffs of Cap de la Hève
Cap de la Hève is 115m above sea level.

The forest path

The forest path

The path near the houses

The path near the houses
The site is never far from residential areas. The walk is short and the site is quickly circumnavigated.

The semaphore at La Hève

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The semaphore at La Hève
Just next door is the semaphore at La Hève, where the movement of ships near Le Havre is monitored. This is a military zone closed to the public.

The beach at Sainte-Adresse

The beach at Sainte-Adresse
The beach at Sainte-Adresse From the top of the cliff you can see the beaches of Sainte-Adresse, Le Havre and the arrival of the boats in the Seine estuary. There is no path leading quickly down to the beach. You have to get back in your car.
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