Across the road from the apartment is a wonderful boulangerie where you can buy baguettes and your morning croissaints only minutes after they have been baked. Next door is an epicerie with an Aladin`s cave full of quality French produce. There is a large supermarket only 2 minutes drive away.
You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants in Carteret. Only a few doors down is the world famous La Marine, standing on the edge of the sea with stunning views over the estuary. Just two minutes walk away is Le Cap, their slogan is "Fishing Boat To Your Plate, It Has Only One Step Here". Again this restaurant has panoramic views over the estuary.
Bar Du Port
If you just want a relaxing coffee or a glass of wine then the place to go is the Bar Du Port, just a few doors away. Sit on the quayside and soak up the atmosphere. The owner, Stephane, speaks perfect English and needs little excuse to pull a saxaphone from behind the bar to entertain his customers, and throughout the summer has some wonderful musicians playing there.
The clean sandy beach is only five minutes walk away with plenty of space for everyone. If you you want a coffee or a snack the restaurant La Potiniere, with it`s lovely sun terrace, is right on the sand. Each year Carteret is granted the "European Blue Flag" for the quality of its beaches and its sailing harbour.
THE LOCAL AREA
Every Thursday Carteret has a proper French Market, less than a minutes walk from the apartment. Here you will find fresh fruit and veg direct from the growers. Barneville, just up the road, holds an even bigger market every Saturday.
Day Trips To Jersey
Take a short stroll to Carteret ferry Port where boats leave daily to Jersey, just 13 miles away. An island big enough to lose yourself in, yet small enough to feel at home, British, yet located just off the coast of France. An island of discovery and breathtaking natural beauty and buzzing with life, this is Jersey.
Carteret Tourist Train
Right on the doorstep is the Carteret Tourist Train. From Carteret to Port-Bail, 10 km, along the "Cote-des-isles" Coast, looking out to the Channel Islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Sark and Alderney, let the Cotentin Tourist Train take you for a ride in a 1930s train. The tourist train, on a Tuesday, from Carteret to Portbail market, is well worth a trip. Stopping the traffic at junctions is an experience you will never forget, and the commentary is of a local nature, explaining who,s waving at the tourists on the train, who,s washing is on the line!! Drinks are available on board and you can order a lunch, which is served on the return journey.