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Sables Rouges Beach in Groix - France

Information on the Sables Rouges Beach in Groix (France)


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

Map of Sables Rouges Beach - Island of Groix

Our opinion on the Sables Rouges Beach

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

Groix is nicknamed "the Island of the Garnets" because of these red minerals that you will find on this Sables Rouges beach, mostly after stormy weather. It is more the case out of season than on these photos, taken in summer, in a more peaceful climate. Garnet is relatively resistant to chemical processes which, under the effect of water and rain, dissolve the minerals leaving a residue. When the waves in the coastal assault disintegrate the rocks, the garnet is washed up on the beaches. Then, the beaches of red sand appear, so characteristic of the island of Groix.

A serious accident occurred on the beach in recent years: the violent explosion of a war-time bomb that was set off by a fire lit by young campers one of which died in the incident. The beach was then checked out, but no more bombs were found. However, camp fires are still strongly discouraged.

In normal times, it is a small adorable cove which, unlike its neighbours, does not lose too much sand. Sheltered from the west winds, ideal for swimmers who appreciate this haven of serenity.

Characteristics of the Sables Rouges 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 Sables Rouges Beach

Photo of Sables Rouges beach - Island of Groix - Brittany

Well sheltered, this cove close to the beach of Grands Sables offers a very different atmosphere.

Sables Rouges beach - island of Groix - France

It is well preserved from the prevailing winds of the south and the west.

Beach with red sand - Island of Groix

In the evening, on the other hand, the shade covers a lot of the ground.

Rocks of Sables Rouges beach - Ile de Groix
Access to Sables Rouges beach - 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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