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Beaches and forests

Maintaining physical activity during the holidays and having fun is possible in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie. Go for a walk or a bike ride on the many paths along the beach or in the forest to recharge your batteries. You will be conquered.

A perfect moment to make the most of the fauna and flora that surrounds us, in the 600 hectares of forest of the Pays de Saint Gilles. It is mainly made up of maritime pines and holm oaks.
The many trees that dominate the wood keep the paths cool. It is the ideal place when it is very hot to find a feeling of freshness.

The beaches at Saint Gilles Croix de Vie are not what is missing!

The best known and especially the most popular in summer is the Grande plage, it extends over more than 3 kilometers. It's a supervised beach in season and also has showers. On the embankment next to it, you will find restaurants and bars.
For water sports enthusiasts you will also find a water sports base.

The second beach is the Jaunay beach. It is a slightly wilder beach, it is much less well known than the main beach and is therefore less crowded. Be careful because this one is not watched.

The third beach is the Boisvinet beach. Ideal for families, you will find there a club for children and a sailing school. It is a supervised beach in high season.

And the last one is the beach of La Pelle à Porteau. It is similar to small creeks, it is the most preserved beach. It is accessible on foot from the Boisvinet beach. It is the ideal place for fishing enthusiasts on foot. Be careful, this beach is not supervised.