Les plages Ile de Noirmoutier

BEACHES ON NOIRMOUTIER ISLAND

TO EACH THEIR BEACH

Whether you would rather relax on the beach, dig for shellfish or engage in a sport, and whether you’re dreaming of a cove or a long stretch of fine sandy beach, depending on the breeze blowing across Noirmoutier Island, there is always a little slice of sheltered paradise and a beach just waiting for you!

BEACHES IN BARBÂTRE

Run along the trip of dunes bordered by a forest of maritime pines. Whether you opt for the Plage des Boucholeurs, the Plage de l’Océan or the Plage du Midi, you will have 7 km of pure, invigorating air to refresh your body and mind! Those beaches are the perfect place for water sports, summer escapades and swimming.

Plage Barbâtre - Alexandre Lamoureux

Beaches in Barbâtre - Alexandre Lamoureux

BEACHES IN LA GUÉRINIÈRE

The beaches in La Guérinière boast an amazing view of the southern part of the island. Shaped like a cove, they showcase history and heritage through the mills on the Plage de la Court and the blockhouses of the Plage de la Cantine. A causeway runs alongside the Plage de la Cantine. At the base of the residence Notre-Dame de Bon Secours, the low tide reveals the fish locks, initially built by islanders and later taken over and maintained by an association. You can dig for shellfish from the Plage des Sables d’Or beach to the Pointe de la Loire headland.

Plage de La Guérinière - Joncheray

Beaches in La Guérinière - Joncheray

BEACHES IN L’ÉPINE

With the Bois des Eloux wood towering above them from the highest point on the island, the beaches in l’Épine are located on the west coast. The Océan, Martinière, Saint-Jean and Bosse beaches offer pleasant rambles to Morin Port. That dry harbour is the perfect place for fans of coastal fishing and shipping. L’Épine and L’Herbaudière meet at the Pointe du Devin headland.

Plages de l'Epine - Alexandre Lamoureux

Beaches in l'Épine - Alexandre Lamoureux

BEACHES IN L’HERBAUDIÈRE

South of L’Herbaudière, you can reach the Plage de Luzéronde beach via a path through the dunes. The small rocky bay runs all the way to L’Épine in a wide strip of pale sand. It offers magnificent views of the setting sun. On the southern part of this beach, past the block house, naturism is permitted.

Luzéronde - Pascal Beltrami

Luzéronde beach - Pascal Beltrami

BEACHES IN L’HERBAUDIÈRE

Heading back up northwards, you will find the sandy Lutins and Luzan coves. To the right of the marina is the vast Plage de la Linière beach at the tip of the island. It’s a great place for beach games and perfect for digging for shellfish.

Plage des lutins - Jean-Sébastien Evrard

Lutins beach - Jean-Sébastien Evrard

BEACHES IN LE VIEIL

From La Madeleine to the Plage du Vieil beach, you’ll find a whole series of marzelles (tide pools) between the sand and the rocks, to the delight of shellfish diggers. Children will enjoy picking up the winkles and shore crabs they find there. The beaches are lined with typical houses built on the sand. The Plage du Mardi Gras beach, one of the locations where the film César and Rosalie was shot, is a lovely cove that families appreciate for its peace and quiet. A maritime pine forest runs along the pale, curved Plage de la Clère beach before giving way to the evergreen oaks of the Bois de la Chaise.

Plage du Vieil - Jean-Sébastien Evrard

Vieil beach - Jean-Sébastien Evrard

BEACHES IN NOIRMOUTIER-EN-L’ÎLE

By the Bois de la Chaise, you will find sheltered coves facing Bourgneuf Bay. Two discreet but luxurious sites are very characteristic of the island: Les Souzeaux Beach, surrounded by majestic villas, and the Anse Rouge cove, lined with beach huts. Continuing south, the pontoon on the Plage des Dames beach bears witness to a flourishing past as a seaside resort: this is where wealthy summer visitors would disembark in the 19th century. The huts and restaurants around the beach add unrivalled cachet to this part of the island, with evergreen oaks towering above. Still further south lies the Plage des Sableaux beach which is monitored by lifeguards in the summer, making it ideal for kids.

Plage de l'Anse Rouge - Noirmoutier - Alexandre Lamoureux

L'Anse Rouge beach - Alexandre Lamoureux

LEAVE YOUR KIDS AND TEENS TO HAVE FUN AT A BEACH CLUB

Club de plage Michey Mouse - Plage des Sableaux

MICKEY MOUSE BEACH CLUB IN NOIRMOUTIER-EN-L’ÎLE

Plage des Sableaux, Noirmoutier-en-l’île
3 July to 26 August

 

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Club de plage Mickey Mouse - Plage de la Cantine - La Guérinière

MICKEY MOUSE BEACH CLUB IN LA GUÉRINIÈRE

Plage de la Cantine, La Guérinière
1 July to 31 August


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Club de plage pour ados - Plage des Sableaux

SPORADOS, SPORT LESSONS FOR TEENS IN NOIRMOUTIER-EN-L’ÎLE

Plage des Sableaux, Noirmoutier-en-l’île
17 July to 18 August

 

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BEACH ACCESSIBILITY AND RULES

Plages accessibles - Jean-Sébastien Evrard

ACCESSIBLE BEACHES

In recent years, much work has been done to make the island accessible by everyone.  The Tiralo is a part of those efforts. A Tiralo is a wheelchair that allows people with reduced mobility to get around on beaches and go in the water with the assistance of a caregiver. By following the safety guidelines, the assisted passenger can enjoy the delights of a dip in the ocean, comfortably seated and submerged up to the waist!

 

BEACHES ACCESSIBLE BY TIRALO

Réglementation des plages

BEACH RULES

Dogs and horses are allowed on the beaches of Noirmoutier Island during certain periods and under certain conditions. Please review and adhere to the island’s beach rules.

 

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