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The famous Vendée coast - referred to locally as the Côte-de-Lumière (Coast of Light) stretches along 13 kms with 8 kms facing south. Many beaches have lifeguard surveillance and nearby free car parking areas
The Vendée is justifiably proud of its beaches. Most have achieved the blue flag for cleanliness and are typically gently sloping with fine golden sand. They attract visitors to holiday on their shores from all around the world and have done so for more than a century. There is nothing like blue sea, golden sand and glorious sunshine to conjure up a picture of the ideal holiday and the Vendée has an abundance of all of them. Listed below are our favourite and local beaches just 10 mins, by car, from your villa.
La Tranche sur Mer - is ideal for families with children. It is approved as a "Kids' Station", which means that the resort is a safe environment for children to play in. It has specialist equipment and entertainments which specifically cater for families. It is also ideal for those wishing to pursue water activities as it has a designated six-hectare area for water sports. The 'Cercle Nautique Tranchais' (CNT) offers sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing and sand sailing.
Longeville sur Mer - offers seven kilometres of sandy beaches, ideal for sunbathing and also superb for boating and surfing enthusiasts.
La Terrière's - fine sandy beaches and 'blue flag' awards make this a popular choice for families. It is protected from the winds by the island of Ile de Ré and has lifeguard surveillance making it a safe environment for children.
Le Rocher - is a sandy beach with many rock pools at low tide, which are fun for the kids to explore. It also has a games area, shops, cafés and restaurants adjacent to the beach.
Les Conches - is another popular sandy beach ideal for families. On the beachfront there are surf schools and a couple of eating outlets that serve burgers, chips, ice creams & cold drinks
La Grière Plage - perfect for those who prefer quieter beaches but still like their creature comforts! The beach is near the resort of La Tranche sur Mer, but even in the height of summer, it offers superb sand with a less frenetic atmosphere. Local cafés do a roaring trade in “Brioches Vendéennes”, a mouth-watering cross between bread and cake.
The Vendée is recognised as one of the finest destinations in France for those who love to ride the waves and a round of the world championships is regularly held at La Tranche sur Mer. The long stretch of the Atlantic rollers together with gentle sloping beaches, the varied breaks and the long hours of sunshine make the Vendee ideal. It doesn't matter whether you are a seasoned surfer or a raw novice, the plethora of different breaks and surfing conditions along the 146 kilometres of coastline means that there is somewhere to suit all comers.
For those who enjoy the long board then the variety of breaks are best around La Tranche sur Mer, La Terrier and Les Conches in the south, and La Tranchée near Les Sables d'Olonne and La Sauveterre further north along the coast.
There are several surf schools in the Vendee where beginners can obtain instructions and these are ideal for children and adults alike. We personally recommend either Manu Surf School in Les Conches or Koa Surf School at La Tranche sur Mer
There are also several great surf shops that cater for all surfing needs. Particularly good ones are at Les Conches, the Manu surf shop next to the BUD Cafe and Bud Surf shop in Longeville sur Mer.
Find lots of different activities: towed buoy and sofa, pedal boat, kayaks, stand up paddle, paddle stepper, sea kayaks & more!
The towed sofa - Let yourself slide over the waves and in complete safety. The pleasure of the sea at your fingertips! Comfortably seated, you will enjoy a fun glide in speed conditions adapted to your desires.Ideal for families, sensations within everyone's reach.
The towed buoy - Energy and thrills for the more athletic.While lying down on our Air Stream buoy, you will share pleasant moments of gliding and adrenaline. A real atmosphere on the water, this is the trendy activity of the summer!
The banana - Discover our new banana ride for 10 people. Waterfun invites you to board its banana to share fun and unforgettable moments as a group.
Sea kayaking - is a sport or recreational physical activity, practiced with a paddle-propelled boat.
This activity can be practiced as a leisure activity, with one, two or three people (2 adults and 1 child).
The Pedalo - a pedal boat made up of two parallel floats, equipped with seats on which one takes place to pedal and operate a submerged thruster. For even more fun, pedal boats are equipped with a slide that will allow young and old alike to jump into the water. Ideal aquatic game for family and friends to gently enjoy the pleasures of the water!
All these activities are at our local WaterFun Park in La Tranche sur Mer