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The beaches of Ile de Ré

When you stay on theIle de Ré, you’ll inevitably come across beaches. This little paradise, 30 km long and 5 km wide, is surrounded by sandy beaches, both calm and wild. Whether family or intimate, they’re sure to win you over. From Rivedoux Plage to Saint Clément des Baleines, there are no less than several beaches waiting for you during your Ile de Ré camping vacations. Although Bois Plage et Ré and Saint Clément Baleines have the reputation of having the most beautiful beaches on the island, the villages of Ré also boast incredible stretches of sand.

Rivedoux Plage

Rivedoux Plage, at the entrance to the Ile de Ré, is bordered by two beaches, one on the Côte Nord and the other on the Côte Sud. However, it’s the southern beach, stretching from the bridge to Pointe de Chauveau in the Pertuis d’Antioche, that’s the best for swimming.
The beach at Sablanceaux will appeal to families with its protected beaches, picnic areas, children’s play areas, beach snack bar and panoramic restaurant. It is a popular spot for water sports such as sailing and jet-skiing. It is supervised in high season and equipped with a first-aid station, toilets and PMR buttons. The north beach is ideal for walking, fishing and lounging…

Beaches of Sainte Marie de Ré

The village of Sainte boasts 4 beaches where holidaymakers can discover and rediscover the pleasures of the water. Generally speaking, the beaches of this village are sheltered by a wild environment.
If you’re looking for quiet beaches to relax on after visiting Sainte Marie de Ré, La Salée beach and Basse Renaie beach are sure to please. The latter is located to the south of Sainte Marie and opens onto the north of the Ile d’Oléron.
If wild beaches are more your thing, discover Montamer beach, authentic and wild behind Montamer Park. The untamed Grenettes beach is a paradise for board sports.

Beaches of Le Bois Plage en Ré

The village of Le Bois Plage en Ré boasts some of the most beautiful beaches on the Ile de Ré. Farniente, seaside activities and water sports are widely practiced here. The Gros Jonc beach to the south of the village is very popular because of its calm sea. It is bordered by an attractive dune belt.
The Gollandières beach overlooks the Ile d’Oléron. It’s very large and appeals to couples and families looking for a quiet, secluded spot.
The third beach in this Rhaetan village is Plage du Petit Sergent, to the west of the village. It is surrounded by a very pleasant natural setting.

Beach in La Flotte en Ré

La Flotte en Ré is one of France’s most beautiful villages. Located to the east of Saint-Martin-de-Ré, it has just one beach: Plage de l’Arnerault. It is located not far from the heart of La Flotte and is bordered by a pedestrian waterfront.
L’Arnerault is certainly one of the most beautiful beaches on the north coast of the Ile de Ré. It’s a place to rest, stroll and play. The sheltered cove is ideal for safe swimming. It is equipped with a rescue center.


Beaches of La Couarde sur Mer

La Couarde sur Mer lies on the south coast of the Ile de Ré, opposite the village of Saint Martin de Ré. It boasts 5 km of coastline, formed by long sandy beaches. Sheltered by dunes, pines and tamarinds, these stretches of sand are simply divine. It is one of the archipelago’s main seaside destinations.
The Pergola beach, a renowned surfing spot on the Ile de Ré, is a meeting place for surfing enthusiasts. But it’s also an ideal spot for a family swim. Relaxation, fun and water sports are on the agenda.
Peu Bernard beach lies between sea and forest, and is ideal for swimming. To reach the beaches, follow the coastal paths along the dunes and admire the remarkable views.
The Prises beach is a paradise for board sports near our Ile de Ré campsite. Sailing, stand-up paddle and kitesurfing schools are available nearby for beginners and enthusiasts alike.

Beach in Saint Martin de Ré

Saint Martin de Ré is the largest commune on the Ile de Ré. Located in the heart of the island, on the north shore, it offers its inhabitants and visitors just one beach: Plage de La Cible. This stretch of sand lies to the east of the village, close to the Citadel. Summer visitors love it.

Beach at Loix en Ré

Located in the heart of the Ile de Ré, on the north shore, Loix en Ré forms a kind of peninsula. For relaxation, fun and a variety of water sports, its two beaches are a must.
The Grouin beach, ideally located at the end of the peninsula, between marsh and ocean, is in the hollow of the Pointe du Grouin. Intimate, quiet and pretty, it is overlooked by the Petit Fort.
Plage des pas des Gaudins is a charming beach just north of the village of Loix. It’s a peaceful spot from which to admire the Trousse-Chemise forest and the Vendée coastline.

Beach in Ars en Ré

Ars en Ré is easily recognized by its white and black bell tower. Listed as one of France’s most beautiful villages, the village has just one beach, to the south. La Grange beach isn’t the most beautiful of the Rhaetan beaches, but it does stand out for its proximity to the “Pas de la Grande”, a protected natural area. A surf spot is accessible at Pointe de Grignon.

Beaches in Saint Clément des Baleines

Saint Clément des Baleines, famous for its Phare des Baleines lighthouse, is located on the western tip of the Ile de Ré, offering a number of fine sandy beaches for beach and water sports enthusiasts.
Couny beach, at the northern end of the island, is immense. Its exceptional panorama and beautiful setting make it a popular spot for bathers, families and walkers alike.
More authentic and wilder, the Conche des Baleines beach also attracts holidaymakers and idlers.

The beaches at Les Portes en Ré

The village of Les Portes en Ré, nicknamed “the end of the island”, is characterized by its chic allure and ambience. A dozen beaches invite you to swim, relax and enjoy water sports.
The best-known are Gros Jonc beach, a boating paradise, Loge beach, a mecca for board sports, and the superb Trousse Chemise beach. Nearby, discover the famous Bucheron bank, bordered by the pine forest immortalized by Charles Aznavour.
You can also enjoy the great Lizay beach, with its view of the Baleines lighthouses, or the naturist beach at La Pointe. Other beaches such as Patache, Anse du Fourneau and Saucière are also accessible to holidaymakers. They vary in mood, location and appearance.