This beach, like the other four, is divided into sectors. West to east: Oboe, Peter, Queen and Roger.
Due to the sandbars and coastal reefs, ahead of Lion-sur-mer and Luc-sur-mer, as well as the importance of the German defences at Ouistreham Riva-Bella, the attack finally took place on a fairly narrow front ahead of Hermanville at the so-called «Breach» in the Queen sector.The 3rd infantry division of the British troops landed on the beaches of Colleville Montgomery, Hermanville and Ouistreham 6th June 1944. Hermanville is released at 9:30.
In the park of the castle, a company claims "the first tea prepared on June 6 by a British unit on this side of the Channel".
This guided tour of Sword beach stretches from Ouistreham to Luc-sur-mer. Here is our provisional route:
Starting point Parking Place Albert Lemarignier 14150 Ouistreham