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The Point At Aiguillon sur Mer
              Le plage, Pointe de l'Aiguillon.


The beach at Pointe l'Aiguillon is the farthest south in the Vendée. The Vendée does continue south for several more kilometres into the Baie de l'Aiguillon otherwise known as the Anse de l'Aiguillon, but this is mainly mud flats.

There are several worthwhile beaches on this quiet peninsular, they are mainly small but if solitude is your penchant then this is a good place to start.
The waters are not particularly clean as this is the estuary of the River Lay. There are areas of rocks with interesting pools at low tide and one can easily collect enough mussels for the family.
The main attractions of the point besides the beaches are the Nature Reserve, and the off shore mussel farms. In the Nature Reserve during the autumn and again in the spring birds, mainly ducks, geese and waders, stop off on their migratory journey. The off shore mussel farms supply over 20% of national production and as such is one of France’s main mussel producing areas,.

The mussel boats on the River Lay at the Point l'Aiguillon
Beaches of the Point at l'Aiguillon
Vendee beaches, the most southerly beach in the Vendee at the point l'Aiguillon.