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Grande Plage in Saint-Nazaire - France

Information on the Grande Plage in Saint-Nazaire (France)


Description and location of the Grande Plage in Saint-Nazaire (44600)

Grande Plage of Saint Nazaire

Our opinion on the Grande Plage

Adresse of the Grande Plage : Bd Président Wilson 44600 Saint-Nazaire

Saint Nazaire’s Grande Plage Beach extends along the streets of Verdun, President Wilson and Albert 1st. The part next to the outer harbour is called the Little Traict Beach (eastern part) and the western part of the Grand Traict Beach. The two zones are separated by a bronze statue (area where there are some rocks at low tide). There are more than 2 miles of fine sand.

On the beach of Petit Traict, there is a children’s play area. On Grand Traict Beach, west, we begin to see the many fisheries that extend as far as St Marc (see photos).

In the summer season, parking is not easy. There are a few places along the various streets.

Characteristics of the Grande Plage

Type of beach

  • Creek
  • Shade
  • Lawn
  • Pebbles
  • Sand
  • Cement

Equipment on the beach

  • Handicap accessible
  • Swimming pool
  • Kids Club
  • Shower
  • Mattress rental
  • Free parking
  • Payed parking
  • Paddle boats
  • Lifeguards in season
  • Restaurants
  • WC


  • Beach volleyball
  • Nautical Center
  • Sand Yachting
  • Nursery
  • Fishing
  • Nautical sports
  • Surfing
  • Scuba diving
  • Kitesurfing


  • Difficult access
  • Nude beach
  • Wild beach
  • Near city center


  • Barbecues permitted
  • Dogs allowed
  • Smoke-free beach

Photos of the Grande Plage

Saint Nazaire beach - Petit Traict

We are at the start of the Grande Plage Beach of St Nazaire, near the port. The greatest stretch of sand found in this area.

Access to Grande plage beach in St Nazaire

On the left side of this beach, there is a ramp allowing access for people with reduced mobility.

children’s play area on the Petit Traict beach in St Nazaire

Directly on the sand, there is a children’s play area.

Petit Traict beach in Saint Nazaire - France

On the left, you can see the statue of “Sammy” (bronze eagle carrying an American soldier on his back it is also called the American monument. – Reproduction, as the original was destroyed).

Photo of Petit Traict beach in St Nazaire
Sammy on the Grande Plage of St Nazaire

We are just in front of Sammy (statue) that marks the limit between the beaches of Petit and Grand Traict.

Promenade along Petit Traict beach - St Nazaire
Grand Traict beach in St Nazaire

On the beach of Grand Traict (centre). In the distance, we can see the port of St Nazaire.

Photo of Grande Plage of St Nazaire
fisheries in Saint Nazaire

In this picture, you can see the fisheries.

Beach in the bay of St Nazaire
row of fisheries in Saint Nazaire

Here is a row of fisheries on the west side of this beach.

Interactive map of the beaches of Saint-Nazaire

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Map of Saint-Nazaire beaches in France Grande Plage Hulot beach Kerlede beach Villes Martin beach Jaunais beach Chemoulin cove Courance beach Trebezy beach Virechat beach Bonne Anse beach Porce beach Garourelles beach Pornichet beach

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