With 100 kilometres of coastline, the Ile de Ré has some of the most beautiful and best preserved stretches of sandy beach in Europe. Relaxing in the sun, swimming, horse riding, water sports, sand castles, fishing... the possibilities for seaside activities are endless, with something to suit every taste!
Villanovo has selected for you the most beautiful beaches on the Ile de Ré for unforgettable moments of pure indulgence beside the Atlantic Ocean.
The beach of La Grange is an unspoilt natural area located south of Ars-en-Ré. Swimming is only possible during high tide. You can go angling at low tide. Surfing enthusiasts will love the Pointe de Grignon, a very popular spot!
The beach of Grenettes, located in Sainte-Marie-de-Ré, is ideal for surfers, and for athletes of all types. The beach at Montamer is popular for swimming, walking and simply relaxing.
The beach of Trousse Chemise is located in the commune of Les Portes-en-Ré, at the western tip of the island. It borders the forest of the same name, evoked in song by Charles Aznavour. The Banc du Bûcheron beckons you to take a long walk at low tide.
This authentic untamed beach offers a range of activities for the whole family: lounging, water sports, walking, picnics.
At the far end of Loix, between the marshes and the ocean, sits the Grouin beach. It is ideal for young and old alike: with seaside activities, swimming and the perfect spot to relax in. Intimate, calm and pretty, it is overlooked by the small Fort. The beach of the pas des Gaudins is a charming beach located north of the village of Loix. It is a tranquil place with a lovely view of the Trousse-Chemise forest and the coast of the Vendée.
To the south of La Couarde lies a huge fine sandy beach hidden behind dunes flanked by pine and tamarind trees. From the beach of Les Prises to the beach of Les Folies, you can enjoy a 5 km long stretch of powdery sand. On these 8 beaches (Plage de la Pergola, Plage du Peu Bernard...) you can choose from a wide range of seaside and water sports activities: sailing, kite-surfing, jet-skiing, windsurfing, water-skiing, fishing or... simply sunbathing.
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 d'Antioche.
Considered by connoisseurs as the most beautiful beach but also as a must-see beach on the island of Ré, the Conche des Baleines is an impressive 3 km sweep of sand that connects the Phare des Baleines to Saint-Clément-des-Baleines, and the Pointe du Lizay to Les Portes-en-Ré.
The Plage du Lizay is ideal for surfing, while the beaches of Petit Bec and Couny are popular with bathers, families and walkers.
Looking for space and tranquillity, away from the busier beaches? The Ile de Ré still has a few unspoilt and secluded sites: for example, the Petit Sergent beach at Bois-Plage, the Pointe du Lizay at Les Portes-en-Ré and the small beach at La Combe à l'eau at Ars-en-Ré.
Don't think twice about spending the day there and enjoying its quiet intimacy.
Not a fan of sunbathing but more of a surfing enthusiast? Two of the island's three main surfing spots are located on the northern beach of Rivedoux and on the Petit-Bec and Lizay beaches in Les Portes-en-Ré. The third is the Grenettes beach in Sainte-Marie-de-Ré.
Are you looking for a place to swim with your family and let your children roam free in complete safety?
The Gollandières and the Gros Jonc beach at Bois-Plage, the Dauphins and the Peu Ragot at La Couarde, the southern beach of Rivedoux, the Arnérault at La Flotte, the beach of La Loge, the beaches of Anse du Fourneau and Trousse-Chemise at Les Portes-en-Ré are all ideal for families.
La Flotte-en-Ré has only one beach: the Arnerault beach. It is located not far from the heart of La Flotte and is bordered by a seafront promenade.
L'Arnerault is certainly one of the most beautiful beaches on the north coast of the Ile de Ré. It is a place for rest, walks and games. The bay of this sheltered cove is ideal for swimming in complete safety.