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Beaches of the Vendee
the beach at Tanchet looking north
La Tanchet looking north towards Les Sables d'Olonne
La Tanchet beach looking south to the point de Tanchette
Surfers at la Tanchet.
La Tanchet


On the extreme south of the Grande Baie des Sables d'Olonne is the beach of Tanchet, it is separated from le grande plage by an area of low rocks.
The beach is outside the area that is protected by the sea defences of Chaume and thus receives the full Atlantic swell making it a favourite break for the surfing community.
The beach has surveillance during the summer and there are facilities both on the beach and close by.
During the summer the beach can get very busy and the area of sand is considerably reduced at high tide making it difficult to find a suitable space.
There is a car park on the sea front though it is quickly filled up in the summer months.

If you tire of the beach you can visit the
Zoo which is just behind the lake at Tanchet, or you can take a walk south along the coast road where the scenery is rockier with shallow cliffs and pine woods.

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