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Naturiste Beaches of the Vendee
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For those who wish to be at one with nature then the beaches of the vendee has a lot to offer. With 146kms of beaches and 2500 hours of sunshine a year it's not difficult to see why the Vendee rates so highly amongst the naturiste enthusiasts.
There are two types of beach, the official naturiste beaches and those where it is tolerated.

Below are listed those that we are aware of  though it would be true to say that any quiet stretch of beach away from the main tourist areas can be expected to used by naturistes.

La Faute sur Mer. The point d'Arcay this is an official naturiste beach

La Terrier. In the commune of la Tranche sur Mer an unofficial area some 200 meters north of the entrance.

Les Conches in the commune of Longville sur mer.  A long stretch of beach running south towards la Terrier. Non authorised but tolerated

Sauveterre is another expansive golden sandy
beach backed by dunes, about 7km west of Olonne-sur-Mer  There are signs marking the official naturist section of the beach, although nudists are often found on the textile area of the beach too. There is a large car park nearby and a couple of bars on the beach, but no toilets.This is an official beach that is reached by turning at the traffic lights in Olonne-sur-Mer just before the Sauveterre camp site and following the signs to the beach (Plage). The road winds through the pine forest and is littered with numerous shaded picnic areas en-route. There is a large car park on the forest side of the dunes and this gets very busy during peak holiday times with visitors having to parking along the access road later during the day. Follow the usual boardwalk over the dunes and the naturist beach (plage naturiste) is signposted to the right of the beach access.

Le Petit Pont. Beach authorised, At notre Dames de Dunes in the commune or Bretignollies sur mer. Access from rue de la Grande Sauzaies  near the village of Grivand and from camping cypress nr the pont de Jaunay.

Les Salins. Beach authorised 500 meters of beach that is signposted the beach near the grande Bec just south of St.Jean de Monts.

Les Lays in the commune of Barre de Monts.Beach Autorised for Naturiste. 7 km of isolated beach, access from the Chemin de la Paree-Creuse parking can be a problem.

Luzeronde on the ile de Noirmoutier. Beach Authorised for Naturiste. 4 Km of beach acess at either end of beach.
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