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Bretignolles-sur-Mer is not really noted for its beaches though there is a beach at La
Paree, whereas at La Sauzaie the wild rocky coast is home to those who love to
ride the waves.
La Parée. The beach is situated in the centre of La Parée and at low
tide offers a very family friendly beach.
The base rocks are exposed at low
tide and they offer not only some sheltered water to bathe in but also the
chance to do some exploring in the rock pools.
There are life guards on
station from the 6th June to 2nd Sept, and good facilities just off the beach,
though parking space is restricted so may be a problem during high
La Sauzaie is the home of the surfers, it is where the waves roll in on
a regular basis and the surfing websites give this beach a high rating.
is life guard surveillance from 30th June to 2nd September; the car park is
small so an early arrival is recommended.
Due to the reef structure several
surfing website advise the use of helmets especially when the surf is
There are however some patches of beach especially after high water and
these small coves can be well sheltered from the wind.
The beach also has a
boat ramp just off the main car park.
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