The beaches of the Pointe du Payre are reached by taking the road
from Jard-sur-Merpast 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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