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North end of the beach
Calm late September day on the beacg
The beach in late September
beach fishing is very popular
looking from the sand dunes towards Point du Payre
the dunes at Veillon
Looking towards Bourgenay harbour from the dunes.
Veillon looking towards Bourgenay
Looking up the estuary of the river Payre to wards Port de a Guittere
Veillon beach looking south to wards Point du Payre
Veillon Beach.



Veillon beach in the commune of Talmont Saint Hilaire is without doubt one of the most attractive beaches in the Vendée and has been regularly voted the best place to visit in the Vendee.

The Beach is approximately 1.5 kilometres long and includes a sand dune spit that has formed at the estuary of the river Payre. The dunes are probably the highest in the Vendee the shelter that this affords has allowed a lagoon to form inside the estuary. This already attractive beach is enhanced by the Point de Payre to the south. This is a nature reserve of pine forest and rugged cliffs with beaches facing Veillon. To the north the low rocky coast makes a pleasing backdrop to this idyllic beach.

The Beach has surveillance during the main season and the beach facilities include a good beach restaurant. The car park is extensive though it quickly fills up rapidly due to the popularity of this most beautiful beach.

The beach is reached from Bourgenay which has an attractive harbour with cafes, restaurant and bars.

While you are at Veillon why not take a walk over or around the dunes and discover the estuary of the Payre River with the Port de la Guittière. The port is the centre for huîtres (oysters) and these are produced in the river, there are several dégustations (tastings) where you can sample and purchase these tasty treats as well as purchase other local produce of the sea, refreshments and postcards etc.


Arial view of Veillon beach and the Payre estuary.
crédit photo : J. Boulissière
Photo from Talmont St.Hilaire website  
                          
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