14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France
An historic site to visit and just steps away from the beautiful American Cemetery at Colleville.
This is a fairly easy site to visit and I strongly recommend getting here early. If you have visited the cemetery which I also highly suggest and is documented on this web site here then you can just walk down the bluffs to WN 62. There are two 669 type bunkers here, the lower 669 and the upper 669 both of which can be accessed in our prior sections on this web site.
This section will focus on the photographs I took of the Wellblech bunker at Omaha Beach, the two mortar emplacements .5cm and .8cm, tobruk, ammo niches, trenches, VF Observation bunker and a few photographs of the beach itself.
In case you missed the directions in the prior section here is how to get to Omaha Beach in Normandy:
If you are coming from the south you can take one of two roads, it doesn't really matter each one as they both intersect and lead directly to ample parking areas. However in 2016 I was here shortly after 9:30 a.m. and by 11:00 a.m. both parking areas were completely full. This is a big tourist draw and there are coaches that bring tour groups in.
So if you are coming from the south take the Route du Capitain Joe Dawson or the Moulins road, again both lead to parking areas, if you are unsure just type in the coordinates above into your GPS and it will take you straight there.
But if you want to make a full day of this and take it all in I highly suggest parking in the American Cemetery above the bluffs, visit the museum and the grounds both are which are incredibly moving, afterwards walk down to visit the two 669 bunkers and the sandy beach known as bloody Omaha.
I used three different cameras on this visit in 2016. The Nikon Coolpix 35mm, the Apple iPhone Six Plus and the GoPro Hero 4 camera.