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Beach at Veillon

Veillon beach looking north
Veillon looking towards the pointe de Payre
Estuary of the River Payre
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Restaurants Talmont St.Hilaire
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Without doubt one of the most attractive beaches in the Vendée, The Veillon beach in the commune of Talmont Saint Hilaire, has been regularly voted one of the best places 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 and 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.

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