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VVF Cove in Groix - France

Information on the VVF Cove in Groix (France)


Description and location of the VVF Cove in Groix (56590)

Map of VVF Cove - Groix Island

Our opinion on the VVF Cove

Adresse of the VVF Cove : Les Grands Sables 56590 Groix

The history of this VVF cove of Ile de Groix and the surrounding coves is uncommon. Some thirty years ago, an immense convex beach (not a hollow but a bank, one of the only examples in Europe) was there, one or two meters above the level of the present beach, and joined them all. It was called "les Grands Sables" or "beach at the end of the island" and the VVF was established nearby. But little by little, the beach has shifted since the years 2000 to the beach which is currently called "Grands Sables", on the other side of the Croix point and its red lighthouse. Behind, there is nothing left but a string of coves, cute, well sheltered, but separated from each other. From the vast beach of the VVF, only these small coves remained, of which this one, the largest. Be careful, the sea currents being unpredictable, the Grands Sables can come back one day to touch the feet of the VVF! If the occupants of the VVF move mainly to the Grands Sables, now 500m away, some prefer to stay here, nearby. This accentuates the family side of the beach. The place is also appreciated by the sailors for the shelter it offers to their boats. And if you're afraid of getting bored, the Grands Sables are not far away.

Characteristics of the VVF Cove

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 VVF Cove

Photo of VVF beach - island of Groix

Even if the greater part has shifted, there are still beautiful remains of sand on the VVF beach. The access stairs had to be extended to reach the new level of sand. It also makes the access to the beach for the people with reduced mobility very difficult if not impossible.

VVF beach in Groix - Brittany

The decrease in the level of sand has uncovered bands of rocks that now serve as breakwaters.

Old beach of Sable in Island of Groix

The beach is more pleasant in the first part of the day than the evening when the shade starts to cover the area.

Bay of VVF beach in Groix
Sand beach of Groix Island - France
Bunker of Groix island - VVF beach
VVF cove at low tide - island of Groix
VVF cove in 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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