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Grands Sables Beach in Locmaria - France

Information on the Grands Sables Beach in Locmaria (France)


Description and location of the Grands Sables Beach in Locmaria (56360)

Map of Grands Sables Beach in Belle Ile en Mer

Our opinion on the Grands Sables Beach

Adresse of the Grands Sables Beach : D30A. Route côtière du Palais à Locmaria 56360 Belle-Ile - Locmaria

Grands Sables Beach in Locmaria is the biggest beach in Belle Ile en Mer: 1,7 km long and even 2 km if one adds Samzun Beach, as an extension at low tide. This is one of the few beaches with no rocks, covered in clear sand, rather red at the entrance on the left (at the sailing school) because of the garnet powder. For swimmers, the monitored part is to the right, towards the aid station. Doors show, like everywhere around the island, that the beaches were possible invasion places since the rest is protected by cliffs, and therefore protected by walls which remains are still visible. The fort of La Ferriere monitoring the beach is another trace that the bastion that was the island has now become a place of relaxation. A place protected from the west winds. This is probably the beach that had the most favourable votes from families and the words that are mostly repeated in their comments are "fine" and "good life". This does not appear usurped.

NB: Two "Tiralo" armchairs are available from the lifeguards in July and August.

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

Grands Sables beach in Belle Ile - France

Good length and pretty curve.

Large sand beach in Belle Ile en Mer in France

The sailing school is at the west entrance but there are a few private sailboats in the east. And pretty silky dunes.

Grands Sables beach in the evening - Belle Ile

Empty from 8 pm, it's a crowded beach during the day. And popular.

Monitored beach in Belle-Ile - Grands Sables

It is monitored in the east, near the entrance. The aid station is rudimentary but high up. Supervisors have a good view of the area. Tiralos are available for disabled people (unusual in Belle Ile).

Sailing school in Belle Ile en Mer

The sailing school is located at the west entrance.

Photo of Grands Sables beach in Belle Ile en Mer

Dinghies and catamarans...

Mooring place in Belle Ile en Mer - Les Grands Sables

It is also a popular mooring place; the beach is protected from the west winds.

Les Grands Sables of Belle Ile and view on Bugul Tip

To the west, one can see the point and the creek of Bugul, a whole new style of beach.

Access to Grands Sables beach in Locmaria

At the east entrance (right) one can still see the former fortifications that protected the island from invasion (especially English and Dutch).

Interactive map of the beaches of Locmaria

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Map of Locmaria beaches in Belle-Ile-en-Mer in France Port An Dro Beach Grands Sables Cove Samzun beach Galeres beach Biche beach Port Maria beach Port Billon beach Port-Blanc beach Bugul cove Port-Huelen beach Poul Don Beach Bangor beaches

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