Royan, in Charente-Maritime, is one of the main seaside resorts of the French Atlantic coast. Opened on the estuary of the Gironde and the ocean, it is a renowned holiday resort since the 19th century for its beaches of fine sand and its generous sunshine.
Ideal for swimming, the five beaches of Royan labeled Pavillon Bleu are appreciated for the quality of their waters and for their specific shapes, called conches, which protect them from the winds. There are numerous water sports and seaside activities.
The Grande Conche beach is a vast expanse of fine sand located in the heart of the city center, which stretches from the waterfront to the point of Vallières. It benefits from the Tourism and Handicap label and provides free tiralo or hippocampus for people with reduced mobility.
A little further along the seafront and the marina up to the ferry dock, you will discover the beach of Foncillon below the Palais des Congrès.Plus intimate, the beaches of Chay and Pigeonnier are surrounded Beautiful villas and offer a beautiful view on the estuary and the tip of the Verdon.Finally, the trendy area of Pontaillac has a beautiful beach on which the casino is located, offering magnificent panoramic views of the beautiful mansions Which line the beach, the plaices and on the horizon the king of the lighthouses, the Lighthouse of Cordouan. Spot famous for the amateurs of sliding, the district is also for its animations, its cafes and its restaurants.
These family beaches offer the advantage of a supervised swimming from mid-June to early September. And to stay connected whatever happens, it all benefits from free wifi access. For even more comfort, the service of the beaches of the city of Royan proposes the renting of deckchairs, beach tent and sunbathing.
By ascending the estuary of Meschers-sur-Gironde to Saint Palais-sur-mer, the coast offers a succession of conches and rocks punctuated with plaice, ideal place of family vacation. Further, an ocean of maritime pines borders the beautiful beach of the Grande Cote, on which emerge some blockhouses, vestiges of the second world war.
You will be able to borrow the bike path which will lead you to the Cote Sauvage, vast expanse of fine sand of about twenty kilometers, through the pine forest from where emerges the Lighthouse of the Coubre. Surfing enthusiasts come here looking for the thrills of the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, but we recommend you to be very careful to swim outside the supervised areas during the summer.
To start the holidays or to extend them, discover the webcams on the beaches of Royan.