Top 10: Best beaches in France

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Best beaches in France

10 great beaches for holiday in France

Le Grau-du-Roi, Southern France

Between the towns of Languedoc and Petit Carmargue, in the Mediterranean coast, you can find La Drau-du-Roi. This place was created for active people, but also for proactive families with children. Surroundings it is full of interesting attractions, from entertainment centres, through the Seaquarium (marine centre) to the four-wheeler rides and other sports activities.

Le Grau-du-Roi France beach

Cavalaire-sur-Mer, Côte d’Azur
If you are looking for typical French Mediterranean town with great beaches, this place is perfect for you. The biggest advantage is that there are not many tourists. Is a great spot for active young people. The biggest attraction is water sports. You can try diving, kayaking, canoeing, snorkelling, jet-ski and various others.

Cavalaire-sur-Mer, Côte d'Azur

Ile de Porquerolles, France Riviera

The beaches in French Riviera -in Ile de Porquerolles is one of the most beautiful one on the Riviera. They are peaceful, quiet and still beautiful. You won’t find there wild bars or any night life. This place with white sand and cosy small beaches attract mainly families who are looking for tranquillity.

Ile de Porquerolles

Noirmoutier, France Beaches West Coast

Although this island is located on the west coast near the city of Nantes, its atmosphere reminds the Mediterranean islands. Sun, white houses and blue shutters really resemble the other side of France. The most famous are probably the Plage des Dames, which has a great location, nice deck and is surrounded by stunning countryside. Azure sea is commonplace. On the beach instead of a hotel, you will find only small houses and small family restaurants. This place is, therefore, is ideal for the families who like walking on the beach and just relax.

Noirmoutier beach

Pampelonne, IN ST. TROPEZ
This beach is located in the south part of France near the town of Saint-Tropez. The area is best known as the beach of French Riviera. Pampelonne is a crown jewel of all beaches. Nearly five kilometres of fine, white sand separate the Mediterranean sea from acres of scrub-covered dunes. It’s a site of remarkable natural beauty that offers a rural scenery to the world’s most glamorous beach party scene. And to addition the view to the vineyards on the western side of the beach is just amazing.


Palombaggia, Corsica
Corsicas beautiful sandy beaches attract swarms of tourists every year from around the worlds, and one of them is the beach Palombaggia. It is located near the town of Porto in the south of the island. Scenery completes the mountains in the distance and the typical pinkish granite stone around the entire beach.
Since, it is one of the most Corsican beaches you should count with plenty of tourists especially during summer.


Conche DES Baleines, ȊLE de Re

On the island Ȋle de Re are several beautiful beaches. One good example is a wide sandy beach Conche des Baleines. It stretches from the Phare des Baleines (Whales lighthouse) to Portes en Ré bordered by forests. Beach has retained its authenticity with dunes which are non modified by humans. There is also a lighthouse to which you can come out and enjoy the view of the surroundings.



The original small beach is accessible only by boat. Located south from Marseilles. Because the water is quite calm and clearly, it’s perfect place for snorkelling, kayaking or swimming as well.



Hardelot Beach is situated on the Opal Coast between Boulogne sur Mer and Le Bouquet Paris Plage, about 100 km from Lille. The beach is wide, lined with dunes and pine forests. Today is a famous and beloved place by golf players,or horse riders, windsurfers.


Nice – La Plage
Oblique de Beau Ravage a public beach is situated next to a private Beau Ri
vage Plage in the east end of Baies des Anges. The beach is in a protected area with great facilities such as toilets, hot showers, changing rooms and lifeguards. It is ideal for a picnic and you can also buy some food on the market in Cours Saleya. For more info about Nice beaches visit here 

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