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West Beach in Fouras - France

Information on the West Beach in Fouras (France)


Description and location of the West Beach in Fouras (17450)

Map of West Beach in FourasPlage de la Vierge Plage Nord

Our opinion on the West Beach

Adresse of the West Beach : Avenue Charles de Gaulle 17450 Fouras

West beach of Fouras (or Big Beach) is the busiest beach. It is located in the city center, between Fort Vauban and the casino of Fouras, along a beautiful pedestrian promenade. There are several restaurants and you can rent beach cabins.

Access is facilitated by ramps (beach below the seaside promenade). It offers a magnificent view of Fort Vauban which defines this beach. The island Madame and the island of Aix is in front of this beach.

It is the favorite beach of Plages.tv in Fouras.

Note that this beach is monitored in July and August and that you can practice windsurfing and kite flying outside the summer period.

Note that a natural bathing area is available at low tide.

Characteristics of the West 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 West Beach

Main beach of Fouras in France
Access to West beach of Fouras - France

Access to the west beach of Fouras is facilitated by ramps.

Bath cabins in Fouras

On the left, we can see the beach cabins.Beautiful view of the city of Fouras from Fort Vauban.

Fort Vauban from the west beach in Fouras

This vast sandy beach offers a magnificent view of Fort Vauban.

End of West beach in Fouras
Seafront of Fouras in France

Many shops on the seafront. A very pleasant seaside resort a few kilometers from Rochefort.

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