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Beaches on the seaside resorts of the Loire-Atlantique department in France

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Map of seaside resorts and beaches in Loire Atlantique in France Batz sur Mer Saint Nazaire Le Croisic Pouliguen La Baule Pornichet La Turballe Brittany beaches Vendee beaches

Introduction on the beaches of Loire Atlantique

The seaside resorts in Loire-Atlantique in the Pays-de-la-Loire. But in their hearts, they belong to Brittany (before 1956, Loire-Atlantique was in Brittany), which is why we think that the beaches in Loire Atlantique are in Southern Brittany. There generally are sandy beaches stretching as far as the eye can see. There are only small coves on the Wild Coast (from Pouliguen to Batz-sur-Mer).

La Baule is the most famous seaside resort of the department. There is a large sandy beach stretching over neighbouring municipalities in an urban environment. Le Croisic and Pornic offer more enjoyable and picturesque surroundings. There are even some of the most beautiful coves of the Loire-Atlantique at the latter.

The beaches of Vendée are located south of Loire-Atlantique. The destination is very family-oriented with sand as far as the eye can see. The beaches of Brittany are located in the north with first, the Gulf of Morbihan and its great ocean beaches and second, the beaches of Finistere where there are jagged coastline and secluded small coves.

List of beaches on the seaside resorts of the Loire-Atlantique department

Beaches in La Turballe

Beaches in La Turballe (Loire-Atlantique)

The seaside resort of La Turballe is located between Le Croisic and Piriac-sur-Mer, near La Baule, on Côte d'Amour. There are 7 beaches.

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Beaches in Piriac-sur-Mer

Beaches in Piriac-sur-Mer (Loire-Atlantique)

Labelled a small town with character, Piriac sur Mer is also a seaside resort of the Loire Atlantique located to the northwest of Nantes (95 km) and 18 km from La Baule.

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Beaches in Pornichet

Beaches in Pornichet (Loire-Atlantique)

The seaside resort of Pornichet is, since the 19th century, the fashionable seaside resort of the Atlantic coast located 5 km from La Baule.

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Beaches in La Baule-Escoublac

Beaches in La Baule-Escoublac (Loire-Atlantique)

Stuck between the salt marshes of Guérande and the Loire region, the seaside resort of La Baule has become one of the stars of the Loire-Atlantique department and Southern Brittany.

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Beaches in Le Pouliguen

Beaches in Le Pouliguen (Loire-Atlantique)

The resort of Pouliguen is located west of the famous resort of La Baule. They are separated by the harbour and a channel that allows sea water into the salt marshes.

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Beaches in Le Croisic

Beaches in Le Croisic (Loire-Atlantique)

The seaside resort of Le Croisic is a haven of peace on the doorstep of Brittany. Located north of the peninsula of the same name, about thirty kilometres from Saint-Nazaire, it has a rich heritage and beautiful beaches.

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Beaches in Saint-Nazaire

Beaches in Saint-Nazaire (Loire-Atlantique)

In the department of Loire-Atlantique, the seaside resort of Saint Nazaire is best known for its aeronautics and shipbuilding than for its beaches.

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Beaches in Batz-sur-Mer

Beaches in Batz-sur-Mer (Loire-Atlantique)

The seaside town of Batz-sur-Mer is part of the Guérande peninsula. It is the beautiful beaches and coves of Batz sur Mer that attract the holidaymakers.

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Beaches in Assérac

Beaches in Assérac (Loire-Atlantique)

The seaside resort of Assérac is known for its superb coastal facade formed by the Traict of Pen Bé where beaches and oyster farms are located and by the large Bay of Pont-Mahé.

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Beaches in Mesquer

Beaches in Mesquer (Loire-Atlantique)

The resort of Mesquer located on the peninsula of Guérande, on the edge of the oyster farm of the Traict of Pen Bé, is appreciated by the holidaymakers for its numerous monuments and its very rich fauna in the marshes.

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