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8 Undiscovered Beaches in France

27 February 2017

8 Undiscovered Beaches in France

While you can’t go wrong with 4,668 km of stunner coastline, there are some French beaches that shine just a little brighter: Boasting quirks and jaw-dropping vistas that will have you pinching yourself.

Are you ready for this?

Bot Conan Beach, Fouesnant, Bretagne

Bot Canon beach in the north of France

Bot Conan Beach is a heaven for peace and relaxation! The small and shady creek is nestled between the villages Cap Coz and Beg Meil. It is a tranquil and secluded cove with a white sand and azure waters. The perfect bay to take in some sun and absorb the peacefulness of the countryside.

Banc d’Arguin, Bassin d’Arcachon, Aquitaine

Coast on the bay of Arcachon, France

The Banc d’Arguin is an impressively large sand bank, located at the mouth of the Arcachon Bay in the Atlantic Ocean. It is a national protected landscape and a resting place for numerous migratory bird species. Go for a walk over the tidal flats and you will feel like being on a small and lonely desert island.

Beach Notre-Dame, Porquerolles, Îles d’Hyères

Hyères clear and turquoise waters

The beach Notre Dame is situated on the Ile de Porquerolles, off the French Riviera, between the cities of Marseille and Cannes. The lovely shoreline of the island is perfect for families and for paddling, taking a walk and sailing. What makes it special? The French state bought most of Porquerolles in the 1970s, meaning that it is protected from over-development.

Laurosu Beach, Propriano, Corsica

Rocks on the coast of Corsica

Located in the south of downtown Porpriano, Capu Laurosu Beach is without a doubt one of the wildest shores the area. The beach is ideally situated with a view over the gulf of Valinco and extending over 3.5 kilometres of sand. However, be prudent when the waves are high.

The Great Sands, Belle-île-en-Mer, Bretagne

Great Sands beach in the north of France

Belle-île-en-Mer, located just off the coast from Quiberon, definitely lives up to its name “Beautiful Island”. Because much of the coastline is marked by rocky cliffs, there are only a few places, where visitors can find a beach for swimming. On the sheltered Port Kerel there is the 2-km beach Les Grands Sables (the great sands), which is the biggest and most stunning beach on the island.

Folacca beach, Porto-Vecchio, Corsica

Beach in Porto Veccio

The undiscovered Folacca beach (also known as Folaca, Tamaricciu or Tamariccio) is situated not far away from the well-known Palombaggia beach. The sea is shallow and sheltered, which makes it an ideal spot for children. The rocky islands of Cerbicales are 200 Metres offshore and there is a picturesque lagoon right behind the beach to discover.

Cap Taillat, Saint-Tropez Peninsula, Var

Cape taillat in Saint Tropez

Cape Taillat is only accessible by a coastal path or by a private boat. The sand banks of Cape Taillat have a lot to offer: Caribbean-like turquoise sea, soft waves and white sand beaches. You can discover a various vegetation, marvel at extraordinary cacti and listen to the enchanting concert of thousands of cicadas.

Pointe de l’Espiguette, Grau-du-Roi, Petit Camargue

Pointe de l’Espiguette coast in France

The Plage de l’Espiguette is located in the east of Montpellier, near Le Grau-du-Roi. The Espiguette beach is a huge deserted area very close to the National Park Camargue. Have a walk through the natural dunes, enjoy the unlimited space all around you and the fact, that the only buildings in sight are lighthouses.

So now, feel free to rent a boat and explore all these mesmerizing beaches !

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