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Minimes Beach in La Rochelle - France

Information on the Minimes Beach in La Rochelle (France)


Description and location of the Minimes Beach in La Rochelle (17000)

Map of Minimes Beach in La Rochelle

Our opinion on the Minimes Beach

Adresse of the Minimes Beach : 50 Avenue du Lazaret 17000 La Rochelle

Minimes Beach in La Rochelle is located between the marina and the tip of the Minimes with some part bordering the pine forest. This beach is monitored during the summer season and is equipped for disabled guests (next to the dam, near the port and the aid station). There are also toilets and showers.

Over the 200 meters of sand, one can enjoy the sand and the beach amenities. In summer, there is a beach volleyball court. The area nearest to the pine forest (at the alley Stella Maris) is not monitored and swimming can be dangerous because of sharp rocks. It is therefore advisable to use the area on the right to swim.

Behind the dike and the port, there is a small beach reserved for water sports (windsurfing and small boats).

A large car park is available behind the beach. Sea buses also connect the Old Port and the district of the Minimes. Note that the view from the beach is beautiful (especially from the park of the Fathers) on Fort Boyard and the neighbouring islands. One can also see the replica of the Lighthouse of the End of the world.

Characteristics of the Minimes 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 Minimes Beach

Minimes beach in La Rochelle in France

This is one of the most beautiful beaches in La Rochelle at the edge of a beautiful pine forest.

Photo of Minimes beach in La Rochelle

Two areas are available on this beach. The first one is behind the port "Les Minimes" with an area reserved for water sports. On the left, after the small dam and up to the pine forest, there is a large expanse of sand.

Beach of Minimes in La Rochelle

Caution, there is a part on the left side of the beach where there is a risk of personal injury from cutting oneself on the rocks.

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