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La Tranche-sur-Mer



Beach activities

There are 13 km of fine sandy beaches in La Tranche sur Mer which benefits from exceptional sun exposure with 9 km of beaches facing South opposite the lIe de Ré. It is labelled ‘Pavillon Bleu d’Europe’, and praised for the quality of the water in the bathing areas and of all its beaches. Sand dunes line the beaches here instead of unsightly seaside constructions and concrete seawalls and you can walk on a beautiful wooden jetty from the main beach.

La Terrière beach for surfers, Central beach for activities, Clémenceau beach for quiet and grandchildren... The choice is yours!

La Tranche sur Mer has kept the typical look of the marshes habitat for the most part: low houses, tiled roofs, white walls. Discover the varied landscape of dunes, forests and marshes. Towards the Pointe du Grouin du Cou (le phare - the lighthouse), 440 hectares of green oaks and maritime pines welcome people who enjoy walking on shaded footpaths.

Nudism is permitted on a marked area on the Terrière beach north of the Lifeguard station.e naturisme peut se pratiquer sur la plage de la Terrière au nord du poste de secour, la zone tolérée est signalée sur place.
 
Children activityLabelled “Station Famille Plus”, La Tranche seaside resort is committed to welcoming families in the best conditions. With 20 km of cycle lanes, biking is a real pleasure for adults and children.
In the forest around the play area ‘Plaine de Jeux du Fond du Mourat’, a 1.7km fitness circuit has been created with 18 gym apparatus. It is suitable for all ages, with increasingly difficult activities, whilst respecting the local environment.

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A leisure resort with varied and attractive activities during school holidays! Sailing, poney trekking, swimming pool, nature club ... information at the Mairie (Town hall).

Sport activitiesAptly named “la petite Californie” (the little California),  La Tranche sur Mer brings together sun, wind and waves.

La Tranche has many renown spots where to practise surfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing. In fact it bears the label ‘Station Planche à voile’ (Windsurfing resort). You can practise sailing every day, whether you are a beginner (on the lake), amateur (through one of the sailing schools), or an expert. The vast golden sandy beaches are an ideal spot for wind and wave sports.

More information about activities on the website of the tourism office of La Tranche Sur Mer