By Alexandre Cohen
France is one of the countries with the most beautiful beaches in the world. In fact, its wide and varied coastline offers beaches of all kinds, from sandy and pebble beaches to small turquoise water coves without forgetting the beaches overlooked by gigantic cliffs. We offer you a selection of the french beaches to rest, swim, walk and enjoy!
The beach of Calanque de Sugiton (Bouches-Du-Rhône)
Small beach made of pebbles, you can reach Sugiton by a winding road that ends at the bottom of the valley. This beach will offer you a privileged moment between minerals, pines and parasols. A typical beach in the south of France.
Palomboggia beach in Porto-Vecchio (South Corsica)
The water of an unreal turquoise blue will enchant you, surrounded by sea pines the beach of Palomboggia will amaze you. This beach also offers a beautiful view of the Cerbicales Islands, islands classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a true bird’s paradise.
The beach of Deauville (Calvados)
The beach of Deauville, famous for its “planches” built in the 1920s bordering the Pompeian Baths. This 2 km long beach will offer you a dose of romanticism for a love weekend. If you want to know more about Deauville you can take a look at our blog!
The beach of la Corniche (Gironde)
Laying at the foot of the immense Dune of Pilat this beach will make you feel at the end of the world, in the middle of the desert. This beach is on the Atlantic coast, only the bravest will dare to swim there. The most sportsmen will be able to access it directly by the dune, but the staircase in Pyla-sur-mer remains a more reasonable option.
The beach of Sillon de Saint-Malo (Ille-et-Vilaine)
On the occasion of the great tides, the sea retreats between the national fort and the point of Rochebonne, discovering a gigantic expanse of sand to the delight of walkers, fans of kite and float. Be careful, however, not to be surprised by the speed of the rise of the tide, which causes casualties every year.
Etretat beach (Seine-Maritime)
At the foot of the white limestone cliffs forming natural arches, the beach of Etretat will offer you a memorable walk above an expanse of pebbles. The soft Normandy light makes it one of the favourite places for artists and photographers. It is one of the french beaches which kept its authenticity though the years.
The beach of Saleccia (Haute-Corse)
Located in the Agriates desert, the beach of Saleccia is lined with juniper dunes on one side and marshes on the other. The difficulty of access to this beach will guarantee you a privileged experience of tranquility and rest. The white and fine sandy beach finishes its race in a transparent turquoise water. This little jewel is worth a detour.
The large beach of Hendaye (Pyrénées-Atlantiques)
Hendaye Beach is the largest beach on the Basque Coast. It takes place on 3 kilometres of fine sand. This beach is ideal for first surfing experiences.
The beach of Cap Blanc-Nez (Pas-De-calais)
On the coast of Opale, Cap-Blanc-Nez is, with Cap Gris-Nez, classified as Grand Site de France since 1987. At low tide, the sea retreats for several tens of meters. It gives way to an immense expanse of fine sand, lined with majestic cliffs 134 meters high.
Pampelonne beach in Ramatuelle (Var)
With its 4.5 kilometers of white sand, in a private or public area, naturist or not. This beach invites you to come and enjoy the sun and bathe.
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