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Jaunay Beach in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie - France

Information on the Jaunay Beach in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie (France)


Description and location of the Jaunay Beach in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie (85800)

Map of Jaunay Beach in St Gilles Croix de Vie

Our opinion on the Jaunay Beach

Adresse of the Jaunay Beach : Rue de la Plage du Jaunay 85470 Bretignolles-sur-Mer

Jaunay Beach in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie is the wildest beach of the resort. Located south in between Brétignolles sur Mer, it is not very famous and attendance is reasonable even in summer (probably because parking is difficult, it is advisable to come by bike). The setting is spectacular with a vast expanse of sand stretching along the dunes. One is sure to find a secluded space if one walks a few minutes south or north. However, one must be very careful because swimming is not monitored.

To get to this beach from the center of St Gilles, take the D38 towards Brétignolles (Route des Sables). After 2 km, go past the Bahamas Beach campsite and turn right (opposite the Petit Pavillon campsite). The beach is not indicated (there is only a sign for a campsite). Follow the road (going over a bridge) and keep right. There is no car park (the road is closed by a forest barrier).

Characteristics of the Jaunay 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 Jaunay Beach

Dune of Jaunay in St Gilles Croix de Vie in France

This beach south of St Gilles Croix de Vie (on the border with the beach of Brétignolles sur Mer) offers a totally wild environment. This is the top of the dune.

Photo of Jaunay beach in St Gilles Croix de Vie in France

On the right, the view of the end of St Gilles Croix de Vie and the beginning of Saint Hilaire de Riez is beautiful.

Wild beach in St Gilles Croix de Vie

This vast expanse of sand stretches several kilometres. The bravest will be able to reach Great Beach in St Gilles in the north.

Jaunay beach - Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie

To the south, the size of the beach makes it easy to find a quiet spot. Note that naturism is not allowed on this beach (that was possible at a time). One can reach Petit Pont Beach in the south, where naturism is allowed.

Jaunay Beach looking north - France
Dune of Jaunay beach - Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie

The environment of this beach is totally wild with beautiful dunes and many trails (one can go there by bike).

 Path over the dune to the Jaunay beach

To reach the beach one must cross the dune directly on the sand.

Bike park in Jaunay Beach

There is only a bike park on this beach; cars cannot park there since 2011 (the road is closed by a forest barrier).

Access road to the Jaunay beach

To access the beach one has to go on this small bridge at the county exit.

Road to the Jaunay beach

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