The large beach of Châtelaillon (Grande Plage) stretches more than 2 km between the marina to the south and Fort Saint-Jean to the north. In the city center, there are two help stations, the first at Barraud street with access for people with reduced mobility and the second north at the Denfert-Rochereau street. There are also bath cabins for rent on the beach at Ocean street level. This beach is often considered as one of the most beautiful in Charente-Maritime (at least around La Rochelle). On the other hand, swimming is impossible at low tide, the sea can retreat for several kilometers (see photos).
This beach is bordered by a beautiful promenade (boulevard of the Sea). At the casino level, there are many restaurants.
On both ends of the beach, you can practice windsurfing, sailing or kitesurfing.
Dogs are allowed on the beach outside of summer (June 1st to September 30th prohibited). Kitesurfing is prohibited from June 15 to September 15.
52 Boulevard De La Mer
73 m from the beach
Hotel, starting at € 86
69 Boulevard de la Mer
273 m from the beach
Boulevard de La Republique
288 m from the beach
Hotel, starting at € 64
36 Boulevard De La Mer
359 m from the beach
Hotel, starting at € 66
Here is a view of the Large Beach from north to south.We are at low tide, the sea retreats far away during the impossible swim.
We are in the center of this beach of Châtelaillon near the first aid station (at the level of Charles Brissaud street).
This large beach stretches over 2 km.The end is reserved for sailing and windsurfing (around the harbor).
There are some bath cabins for rent on this beach in the center of Châtelaillon.
Here is the seafront promenade of Châtelaillon going towards Fouras.
On the right we have the restaurant of the casino of Châtelaillon and on the left the Large Beach.Many restaurants in this area, including one on the beach.
South side, the beach is wilder. The road disappears to give way to some nice houses on the beach. It stops at the port level.
From south to north, the beach seems infinite.
At low tide, swimming is unfortunately impossible.
Some beautiful villas line the seafront of Châtelaillon.
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