As promised, here are some of my photos from Etretat. There are so many beautiful images I almost chose these at random. What the impressionists said was true, the light changes every few minutes and you must capture it immediately. Photos of the same subject changed dramatically with the shadows of the sun moving and the passing clouds. It is a magical place despite the hordes of tourists.
Enjoying your photos and accounts of your travels. I am wondering what camera and lens you use?
I use a Canon EOS with a 28-105 zoom most often. A 70-300 zoom helps with long distances and wildlife. In a pinch when traveling I also use my Android phone.
Looks like a beautiful location.