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Beaches of the Vendee
Facing north towards the cliffs and the estuary of the Payre River.
The beach at La Mines facing south
Estuary of the Payre with Veillon beach.
Pointe du Payre

The beaches of the Pointe du Payre are reached by taking the road from Jard-sur-Mer past La Granges, having passed the beach of Ragounite one finally arrives at the small car park behind the beautiful beach of La Mines. During the season there are facilities on the beach and it also has life guards duty There are hazardous currents just off shore make bathing very dangerous and great care should be taken when swimming.

North of the main beach is a nature reserve and the walks through the forest or along the cliff top are extremely rewarding. On reaching the northern end one is at the entrance of the River Payre, and across the estuary is the beautiful beach of
Veillon , though the beaches on either side of the estuary are equally spectacular and the silver sand continues almost to the port of La Guitiere, this is a truly magnificent area. The estuary creates strong currents and eddies and great care should be taken while swimming.
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