Top 5 French Beaches

Looking for a place to spend the sunny, enchanting days of summer this year? Then this list of the top 5 beautiful beaches of France will certainly give you some inspiration. 

1.       La Grande Plage, Biarritz (Aquitaine)


The area of Biarritz has become a major place for surfing, thanks to the Atlantic Ocean and its powerful waves, and the great weather. You will find 6 beaches in Biarritz, and among them, there is La Grande Plage, which is one of the longest and oldest beaches of Biarritz, surrounded by historical moments, and also restaurants and bars. Besides, la Grande Plage has an excellent reputation among the surfers.


2.       Port-Pin, Cassis (Provence Alpes Cote d’Azur)


Cassis houses some very famous and splendid coves: the “calanques”. The most stunning one, called Port-Pin, is easily accessible from the Port-Miou cove. Port-Pin is a charming little beach made with pebbles and sand, an invitation for swimming in a turquoise blue sea. The Aleppo pines growing on the calcareous ground of the area gave to Port-Pin its name.


3.       La Mine d’Or, Penestin (Brittany)


Discover the Mine d’Or (lit: gold mine) of Penestin: a high cliff with ochre glints, with a seducing 2km beach. No doubt the colours there remind you of the precious metal, and it is also because the cliff housed a gold mine which operated until the 19th century. At that time, the mine created hope, but it was closed during the First World War. Have a walk around at the end of day, with the setting sun, the cliff offers a wonderful view, a splendid show.


4.       Le « Racou », Argeles (Languedoc Roussillon)


The beaches of Argeles are much appreciated; however, the “Racou” remains the nicest one: a 7-km sandy beach, ultra-clean water, and the Alberes massif dominating the whole set. In the front of the sea, there is a 30 acres pine wood, and a 3-km wooded promenade…This stunning decor made of blue and green constitutes a splendid area for the numerous water and leisure sports which are offered by the local beach club.


5.       Le Carteret, Barneville-Carteret (Normandy)


The city is well-known for its familial resort. It is a holiday area full of resources for those who enjoy large open spaces between sea and countryside. From the top of the cliff, at the foot of lighthouse, you will discover a tremendous stretch of sand dunes on the north, and a long ribbon of beaches on the south interspersed with havens, natural shelters for birds and plants. 

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