Beaches of the Vendée


          The soft sandy beaches of the South West Vendée are
          magnificent. Both unspoilt and uncrowded they stretch
          for miles and miles  in one of the sunniest parts
          of France

Starting from the town of Auiguillon  in the south
of the Vendée( 20 minutes from us ) you can follow
the bay through to La Faute sur mer and then onto
La Tranche sur mer, all within 45 minutes gentle
driving from our cottages. Always in the lea of the Ile de Ré, the beaches are gently sloping and the waves are  small making them ideal for families with young children.


                                  At Auiguillon there is a man made beach on a river inlet 
                                  forming a safe lake.  There is also a large slide ( flume ) 
                                  but there is a charge for this and it is only open July - August.


                                  La Tranche is a beautiful safe beach and in the town is an
                                  exhibition park / garden. The market is also well worth a visit.


La Sable d'Orlonne is about 22 miles up the coast and also has a beautiful beach but popular.  It can get very, very, crowded.  Go to the shops in the old part of town or see some of the lovely churches.


For the more adventurous  La Conche near Longeville is where
the beaches are favoured by  surfers surfing on the rolling
breakers of the Atlantic and still only 45 minutes away from us
( not necessarily so good for young children or poor swimmers )


All the nearby beaches and directions are detailed in our Gite
information booklet