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Beaches Les Conches
It is an
amazing expanse of beach where the Atlantic ocean caresses its golden
shores which is backed, first by sand dunes and then by forests of pine
and Holm oak which were planted to stabilize the dunes.
The main car park is almost on the beach and there are
a few beachside cafes open during the summer season. Further back in the
village there are some shops for beach goods and a good surfing shop as
well as cafes and Restaurants.
The Beach has Life Guards during the main summer season
All year round you will find surfers on the beach as the surf can be as
good here as anywhere on the Atlantic Coast of the Vendée.
In all seasons the beach is very popular for sea angling especially
after storms, and at low tide there are cockles to be gathered not to
mention that great pastime of beachcombing for shells and driftwood.
Behind the dunes, amongst the forest runs a tarmac track which at
intervals has openings to the beach. The farther away from the car park
the longer the walk to the beach, but on arriving, after a pleasant
stroll through the forest, the less crowded the beach that one finds. It
should be noted that the area halfway between La Terriere
and Les Conches, though not an official nudist beach, has been very
popular for many years amongst those who desire an all-over tan. There
is a very good track for walking between the dunes and the forest which
is part of the coastal walkway that runs virtually the whole length of
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