Information about the regulations applicable on Trouville-sur-Mer beach.

For your safety

Trouville-sur-Mer beach is lifeguarded every weekend in May, on public holidays and in June from 11 a.m. to 18 p.m. and every day from 11 a.m. to 19 p.m. in July and August. Supervision of the beach and swimming is ensured by qualified lifeguards.

A few guidelines:

  • Respect bathing areas (it is forbidden to swim near the groynes at high tide or to walk on them at low tide)
  • Pay attention to the flags that the lifeguard teams put in place:
    – Green flag: bathing authorised and lifeguarded
    – Orange flag: dangerous swimming, lifeguarded
    – Red flag: bathing prohibited
    – Windsock (offshore wind): danger
    – Purple flag (pollution): bathing prohibited
    – Black and white chequered flag: water and sea sports
  • Find out about the sea-bathing flags, tides, weather and possible dangers posted at the lifeguard station
  • Do not bring valuables and do not leave anything unattended on the beach

First-aid station can be contacted by telephone at + 33 (0) 2 31 88 18 39

In case of theft, call the municipal police at - 2 31 14 or at the police station at - 2 31 14 61 70 + 24 (24) XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX (open XNUMX hours a day – Rue Désiré le Hoc in Deauville).

For any urgent intervention (assault, car theft, accident, burglary, etc.), dial 17, the emergency police number.

Other useful contacts:

  • Rescue at sea (SNSM):
    Tel. : + 33 (0) 6 78 12 63 13
  • Vessel traffic service – Alert at sea : Tel.: + XNUMX(XNUMX) XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX

Picnics forbidden

Par the municipal decree of April 3, 2014, picnics and camping are strictly prohibited on all the beaches of Trouville-sur-Mer.

Pet regulations

Our 4-legged friends are welcome in Trouville-sur-Mer, provided you respect some rules :

  • It is forbidden to let your dog soil playgrounds and sandpits reserved for children
  • Access to the beach is regulated: the beach is allowed for dogs all year round, before 10 a.m. and after 19 p.m. During these times, if dogs are off the leash, they must always remain under the control of their owners.
  • Dogs on a leash are allowed on the main boardwalk, "Promenade Savignac"

It is possible to ride horses 2 hours before and 2 hours after low tide on wet sand only. A request must be made in advance to the lifeguard station at Trouville-sur-Mer beach.


Do you want to immortalise your stay with your drone? Below are the regulations concerning drones in Trouville-sur-Mer.

Do you want to fly a drone for leisure or, more generally, to launch a low-risk flight? You will need to respect the regulations on open category flights. On the Prefecture of Calvados website you can find the rules to follow.

The use of drones and scale models is subject to the regulations applied in civil aviation. Below is the map of restriction zones for recreational drones, which must also be consulted each time before flying them.

Gathering seafood by hand

Since time immemorial, the sea has been an important source of food for humans. Over the centuries, the inhabitants of the coast have been able to take advantage of the resources made available to them by the sea. Requiring little equipment, gathering seafood by hand has always been part of human activity, for trade purposes or to improve daily life.

Today, there are very few professional shore-gathering fishermen left. Holidaymakers and locals mainly gather seafood on the coast as a leisure activity.


Fishing is authorised for personal consumption only and in compliance with the regulatory sizes.


Fishing for shellfish (currycomb, crab, lobster) is authorised all year round on the entire Calvados coast for personal consumption only and in compliance with the regulatory sizes:

  • Spider crabs (12 cm minimum)
  • Prawns (5 cm minimum)
  • Shrimps (3 cm minimum)
  • Currycombs (6,5 cm minimum)
  • Crabs (14 cm minimum)
  • From Honfleur to the Club Nautique de Trouville Hennequeville
    gathering shellfish is permanently banned for health reasons.
  • From the Club Nautique de Trouville Hennequeville to Houlgate
    gathering shellfish is authorized but may sometimes be prohibited for health reasons (ask about the municipal order at the lifeguard station before fishing)
Any questions? See these useful links: Gathering seafood by hand in Calvados / Prefecture of Calvados website

Fishing Activity Information Office (Fish Hall): Tél. : + 33 (0) 2 31 98 40 66

Service for Seafarers (Town Hall): Tél. : + 33 (0) 2 31 88 36 21

The Departmental Directorate of Territories and the Sea:
10 Boulevard du General Vanier – 14052 CAEN Cedex 4
Such. : + 33 (0) 2 31 43 15 00 / + 33 (0) 2 31 53 66 30 (maritime social service)