The Beaches of Saint-Palais-sur-Mer
There are four beaches. From
the quietest to the more animated, there is a beach to suit everyone in
Everyone can be happy there.
The beach of Nauzan
from Royan by driving along the coast, the first beach - straddling
Vaux-sur-Mer and Saint-Palais-sur-Mer is the beach of Nauzan.
sheltered and sunny - "a bathtub" say my friends in Soulac -
it welcomes every tourist from 3 months to 80 years old.
toddle along in their nappies, the grandmothers tuck up their skirts and
bathe their varicose legs in the salt water.
It is an ideal place for
parents with their young children and grandparents.
The children at the
sailing school, restricted by their life jackets, are learning to sail
in small boats under the attentive eyes of young monitors.
A track for
rollers and scooters, which unfortunately is not in the shade, runs
along the beach.
beach of Saint-Palais
beach of Saint-Palais, in the town centre, is more fashionable.
offers different activities for the 8, 6 and 12 year old children.
Teenagers meet regularly in the corner of rocks to talk and make dates
for surfing parties and also arrange dates for parties in the evening.…in
the bushy park which surrounds the lake.
The beach has a merry-go-round,
puppet theatre, circuses and other entertainment until nightfall.
Naturally, you will also find café terraces, pancake shops and ice
creams, common to most seaside resorts.
The beach of Le Platin
continuing on the path of the Customs Officers up to the Pont du Diable
rocks, you will arrive at the beach of Le Platin, a little bit dangerous
for bathing because of its rocks near the surface of the water and more
appropriate for sunbathing and for people familiar with the region.
The beach of La Grande Côte
For surfing nothing is
better than the Grande Côte, an immense beach lined with bunkers from
the last war, not aesthetic but classified as historic monuments.
young sportsmen meet at high tide there, whether it is at 6 o'clock in
the morning, during the day or at 9 o'clock in the evening. Many lovers
of wind and wide open spaces come here as well.
One sometimes sees
horses galloping (but usually out of season).