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True to the island's unmissable landscape, the long sandy beaches of the Île de Ré are among the most beautiful and best preserved in Europe. An idyllic setting and an incredible diversity spanning 100km of coastline.

With around 100km of coastline, the sea is never far from home. The beaches are a major asset of the island. Tanning, swimming, horseback riding, water sports, sandcastle building, fishing... There's something for everyone!

Villanovo have therefore grouped for you the most beautiful beaches of the Île de Ré so that you can choose on which stretches of sand you lay down your towel.

Discover the most beautiful beaches on the Île de Ré - Île de Ré

The Beach of the Grange

The beach of La Grange is a preserved natural area located South of Ars-en-Ré. Swimming is accessible only at high tide. The surf spot at the tip of Grignon is very popular!

Grenettes beach

The beach of Les Grenettes is in Sainte-Marie-de-Ré. It is perfect for athletes and surfers. While the beach of Montamer is prized for its swimming, its walks and its idleness.

The Beach of Trousse Chemise

The beach of Trousse Chemise is in the town of Portes-en-Ré, at the Western tip of the island. It faces the forest of the same name, sung by Charles Aznavour. It is always a pleasure to walk on the woodcutter's bench at low tide.

This authentic and wild beach offers activities for the whole family: lazing around, nautical activities, walking, picnicking.

Grouin Point

At the end of Loix, between marshes and ocean, the Grouin beach is suitable for big and small: beach activities, swimming, relaxation. Intimate, calm and pretty, it is overlooked by the small Fort.

The beach of steps of the Gaudin's is a charming beach located to the North of the village of Loix. It is a peaceful place from where you can admire the forest of Trousse-Chemise and the coast of the Vendée.

La Plage des Prises, Beach of the Folies

To the South of Couarde lies an immense beach of fine sand behind the dunes lined with pine and tamarind trees. From the beach of Les Prises to that of the Folies, it is a stretch of fine sand 5km long. On these 8 beaches (beach of the Pergola, Peu Bernard beach...) you are offered all the seaside and nautical activities: sailing, kitesurfing, jet skiing, windsurfing, water skiing, fishing on foot but also lazing around...

A coastal path has been laid out all along the dune, allowing you to walk along the beach and enjoy the breathtaking view of the pertuis of Antioch.

La Conche des Baleines

Considered by connoisseurs as the most beautiful beach but also as a true must-see of the beaches of the Île de Ré. A long 3km long beach that connects the Lighthouse of the Whales to Saint-Clément-des-Baleines at the tip of Lizay at Portes-en-Ré.

The beach of Lizay is conducive to surfing, it is a spot very appreciated by the locals while the beach of Petit Bec and the beach of Couny, are places appreciated by bathers, families and walkers in search of idleness.

Wilderness Beaches

Looking for space and calm, far from the tumult of the beaches that are more frequented?

The Île de Ré still has some wild beaches and retreats: the beach of Petit Sergent in Bois-Plage, the point of Lizay to Portes en Ré and the small beach of La Combe to the water in Ars en Ré.

Do not hesitate to spend the day there to enjoy a quiet retreat.

Beaches for sports and nautical activities

Not a fan of sunbathing but rather passionate about surfing or simply an amateur, you will find what you need at the North beach of Rivedoux, the beaches of Petit-Bec and Lizay aux Portes en Ré which include 2 of the 3 surf spots on the island, the third being the Grenettes beach at Sainte Marie de Ré.

Family beaches

You want to bathe as a family and let your children have fun safely?

Les Gollandières and the beach of Gros Jonc in the Bois-Plage, the Dolphins and the Peu Ragot à la Couarde, the South beach of Rivedoux, L'arnérault à la Flotte, La Loge beach, the beaches of Anse du Fourneau and Trousse-Chemise at Les Portes en Ré are the beaches you need!

Arnerault beach

La Flotte en Ré also has only one beach: Arnerault beach. It is located not far from the heart of La Flotte and is bordered by a pedestrian waterfront.

The Arnerault is certainly one of the most beautiful beaches on the North coast of the Île de Ré. It is a place for rest, walks and games. The bay of the sheltered cove is ideal for safe swimming.

Discover our selection of luxury villas for your next trip Île de Ré

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Villa Orphée

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