What are some of the best beach breaks that you can take in France? Whether you want to hit the Cote d’Azur, or explore the history of the Norman and Breton coast, there are many different opportunities available for a trip. You can also combine beach breaks with high quality villas in France, such as Chez Nous which can allow you to enjoy the view and local scenery in style. With this in mind, what are the most enjoyable and unusual beach breaks that you can take in France at the moment?
Baie d’Audierne, Brittany
This beach area in northern France is distinguished by its quiet sands and popularity amongst surfers. The main beach is located in Finistere, and is also notable for its nearby Neolithic structures.
Plage de l’Almanarre represents one of the best beaches in the Provence region, and forms part of an area that’s ideal for camping, windsurfing, and other sports. Nearby attractions include Port-Cros and Porquerolles.
Argeles Plage, Languedoc-Roussillon
If you’re visiting the border between France and Spain, then it’s worth considering a beach break at Argeles Plage in Languedoc-Rousillon. You can find sandy beaches, quiet family areas, a long promenade, and plenty of local accommodation choices.
Taking a beach break on Corsica means that you can enjoy the Mediterranean sun from a well appointed beach villa, and can also allow you to explore the island’s unusual blend of Italian and French cultures.
Le Grand Plage, Carnac
For another stay in Brittany, you can try out a beach break at Le Grand Plage in Carnac. The south facing beaches of the area enable you to swim and surf with relatively quiet waters, while you can also find excellent family accommodation along the coastline.
Saint-Jean de Luz, Aquitaine
Heading further south, the Saint-Jean de Luz commune in Aquitaine provides excellent beaches, quiet spots to relax, and easy access to the Spanish border. Nearby Socoa Beach is also worth a visit.
Another site that’s near to the Spanish border, Collioure in Languedoc-Roussilon is home to beautiful chateau, lighthouses, and in August, the Saint Vincent Festival, which features fireworks and other celebrations.
Located on the north coast of France, Wissant provides good value for travellers if they want to stay relatively close to Calais. The beach in the area is large enough to offer plenty of space for visitors.
Les Sables-D’Olonne, Pays de la Loire
One of the best beaches in France can be found at this destination, where you can also enjoy beginner’s surfing lessons, and a wide range of luxury and budget accommodation around the coast.
Cote Sauvage, Poitou-Charentes
This stretch of the Atlantic coast is particularly ideal to visit during the autumn and the winter, where you can still find quiet and warm spots with views from villas and gites out over the sea.
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