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Grands Sables Beach in Groix - France

Information on the Grands Sables Beach in Groix (France)


Description and location of the Grands Sables Beach in Groix (56590)

Map of Grands Sables Beach - island of Groix

Our opinion on the Grands Sables Beach

Adresse of the Grands Sables Beach : Rtes Les Grands Sables 56590 Groix

The beach of Grands Sables of the island of Groix is the main beach of the island. It offers several exceptional features. On the one hand, it is convex (hump-shaped rather than hollow, one of the few in Europe). This phenomenon is due to two contradictory marine currents which run along the island and drop the sands at their meeting point. Secondly, it moves very quickly because the two currents do not evolve to the same strength. So, before the 90's, this beach was located on the other side of the Croix point. Nothing stops it to rise again or to return to its place. Thirdly, this beach is made up of two sands of different colours: garnet and white.

Whatever the location, it keeps to the same characteristics: large volume of sand very pleasant to the contact and splendid view of the blue background. It is one of the only three supervised beaches of the island and it has a “Point Passion Plage” with mainly sailing activities, sanitary facilities etc. Rare things about local beaches. And then the grandeur of the beach shelters you from all exiguity. Beach that deserves its reputation.

Characteristics of the Grands Sables Beach

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 Grands Sables Beach

Photo of Grands Sables beach - island of Groix

It is rare to see a beach barely thirty years old. This one is still growing and the dune begins to settle in places.

Les Grands Sables - island of Groix - Brittany

The rest of the beach evolves constantly with the currents in that intersection. Currents but less storms than on the south and west facades of the island, hence a fairly large number of boats at anchor.

Cliffs around Grands Sables beach of Groix

The cliffs offer a good barrier against the prevailing winds.

More beautiful beach of the island of Groix
Preserved beach on the island of Groix - Les Grands Sables
Supervised beach of Groix island - Les Grands Sables
Nautical center of the island of Groix
Beach with garnet and white sand on the island of Groix

Interactive map of the beaches of Groix

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Map of Island of Groix beaches in Brittany in France Grands Sables beach Porh Melite cove Sables Rouges beach Locmaria beach Port Skeudoul cove Stank cove Cure cove Traezh ar Krompf cove Peg an Toll Cove Saisies cove Porh roed cove Port St Nicolas beach Pointe des Chats cove Port Coustic cove Nosterven cove Traezh ar Vag Ru cove Pen Ganol cove VVF Beach Stang Nu cove Kost ar Melite beach Port Lay beach

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