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Beaches, spa baths

For your holidays, choose your beach, pool, sunbathing, your beach clubs, and check the calendar of beaches ...

Choose your beach

Discover 'La Grande Plage', the loveliest beach in Europe… and we’re proud of it! 3 km of fine sandy beaches, an arc-shapedbay facing south, protected from the prevailing winds and the ocean surf.

Or the wild beaches between forest and dunes !


The City of Les Sables d'Olonne provides, free of charge, beach chairs that allow people with reduced mobility to roll around in the sand and enjoy swimming.
The beach chair allows people to enjoy the pleasures of the sand and the ocean 7 days a week from 1 May to 30 September 2022 on the urban beaches (Grande Plage and Tanchet) and from 18 June to 28 August 2022 on the Plage des Granges.
- 2 beach chairs are available on the Grande Plage, at the level of the access ramp located at the embankment pool from 10:30 am to 7:00 pm
- 1 beach chair is available at Tanchet, at the access ramp opposite the ocean sports institute from 10.30am to 7pm.
- 1 beach chair is available at Les Granges. (emergency access "SABLE 01 PLAGE") in the pre-season, weekends from 12.00 to 19.00 and weekdays from 14.00 to 18.30. In high season from 12.00 to 19.00.

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For our pets
From April to October, dogs are not allowed on the Grande Plage, Tanchet and La Paracou.
However, they are welcome on the rest of the 22 kilometres of Sablais coastline, north of La Paracou, provided they are kept on a lead.
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The most beautiful bays in the World

At the end of 2021, the Bay of Les Sables d'Olonne was recognised as one of the "Most Beautiful Bays in the World" by the international association of the same name, which groups together 45 bays in 27 countries around the world.

The most beautiful bays in the world


Although the first spa bath regulations in Les Sables d’Olonne date from 1816, it was not until 1825 that the first thermal baths appeared, featuring the famous Bathing machines, frequented by the aristocracy. The spa baths still exist, but are now adapted to 21st century needs.

Games, competitions, sporting activities, swimming for beginners for clubs with a pool. The beach club is a good option for combining the beach with leisure. Some clubs require the presence of an accompanying adult, information available from the club of your choice.

Tide time

There are two high tides and two low tides a day – one tide every 6 hours. The tide is either coming in or going out.
The amplitude of these tides is expressed by a coeffi- cient 3 (20 to 120).
The higher this is, the further the sea will go out at low tide.
During spring tides, the sun aligns itself with the moon and the tidal coefficient is the highest of the year.
These tides occur approximately every 6 months, in spring time and autumn.


Nautical activities

All clubs offer lessons, individual and group courses for all agesand levels. Suits and equipment supplied.

Quelques conseils pour préserver notre océan

L'océan Atlantique, nos plages et côtes rocheuses sont des milieux vivants et fragiles toute l'année.

Merci de respecter le tri sélectif des poubelles mises à votre disposition.
Ne jetez pas vos déchets dans l'eau ni sur le sable.
Evitez les sacs et objets légers qui peuvent s'envoler, les sacs plastiques en particulier sont à proscrire.

Le saviez-vous ?

Echelle de biodégradabilité :
2 ans : mégot de cigarette
5 ans : papier de bonbon
10 à 100 ans : canette en métal
450 ans : sac plastique.

Qualité des eaux de baignades

Pour connaître la qualité des eaux de baignades et l'actualité des consignes sanitaires pour la pêche à pied,

Contactez :
- Agende Régionale de Santé : 02 49 10 40 00


Rubrique : s'informer/santé-environnement

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