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Vast clean beach

We visited in the middle of the heat of a Sunday. It was clear, not scorching but warm enough to... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Guildford, United Kingdom
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A lovely visit.

We hadn't a lovely visit with our family. The beach is really nice and the carousel was fun. The... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Chris S
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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“beach front”(2 reviews)
“nice beach”(3 reviews)
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1 avenue de l Astre du Marin, 85800, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, France
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Whether it be lounging on the sand, walking the surf, swimming in the (so clean !!) sea, or strolling on the promenade, Le Grand Plage is an experience not to be missed.

1  Thank John L
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We went to this beach in August when it was very crowded. Good for surfers but not really suitable for small children.

1  Thank cathy435
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We visited in the middle of the heat of a Sunday. It was clear, not scorching but warm enough to not want to be too exposed to the sunlight. This stretch of beach is vast and clean, with good facilities and shops around. The sand...More

Thank CLSDean
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We hadn't a lovely visit with our family. The beach is really nice and the carousel was fun. The night market was great but the amusements are expensive. Be prepared to pay for lots of dodgem rides! Do be aware that the public loos are...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Was a tad hot when we were there, but its amazing lovely sand, sand under foot in water gently sloping so doesn't get too deep, really great when tide coming in diving thru the waves. Great.

Thank BruceBedford
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Lovely beach to enjoy the water or take an evening stroll along the promenade. As with all places we visited in this area the the beach front is very clean.

Thank TheDealBeans
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Went with French friends. She is 91 and he is 88. They reminisce about coming here when they were much younger. A great place just to sit, have a drink and watch the surfers and sunset There is good handicap parking available. A nice beach...More

Thank Brellie
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Took our 3yo and had a great day at the beech. More so a surfers beach but still worth a trip. Parking was easy and free

Thank UK_Stoofer_UK
Reviewed 10 June 2018

A lovely beach, less commercialised than Saint-Jean-De-Monts and with some good spots for walking, swimming and surfing.

Thank Gavin M
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Wonderful large clean beach with Atlantic waves rolling in. Nice promenade in a lovely Vendee town One of the nicest beaches we found in the area and would certainly return

Thank Chunkymunky24
Reviewed 12 December 2017

One word spotless.The whole length of beach was so clean and safe.Great to see lifeguards on duty and doing their job.Great for surfing or just having a swim.

Thank peterfalvey
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Arrived just as the tide was going out where there was only a tiny strip of beach. We had a good afternoon in the sun, and the surf was good for body boarding. Sand was fine and clean, scenery quite peasant. The best part was...More

1  Thank Paul M
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