06 Jun Top 10 Beaches to Visit in France
What better way to spend your holiday in France than on the beach? Here’s our list of the top ten beaches to visit if you’re holidaying there this summer.
- Biarritz Beach, France’s Basque Coast
Located on south-western coast of France, Biarritz beach is dubbed as the European capital for surfing. Favoured by beach walkers it has quintessentially become a playground for celebrities and affluent holidaymakers. If you are thinking of adding this best kept secret to your bucket list we recommend visiting between the months of June and September.
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- Plage du Conguel, Quiberon
Making the list of The Sunday Times top beaches in Europe, this gem is located on the southern tip of France overlooking the Atlantic and Quiberon Bay. From its translucent coloured water to its pearl-white sand, it is a sand-castle builders and sun worshippers’ paradise.
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- Plage de la Paloma, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Named after Paloma Picasso, the painter, Plage de la Paloma boasts luxury and is commonly known for hosting engagement parties, weddings, and birthdays. Nestled on the French Riviera, east of Nice it is cherished by sunbathers and water sport enthusiasts, giving something for everyone.
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- Plage d’Hendaye
This beauty is located close on the south-western French coast. Prides itself on its top quality of cleanliness and offers a picturesque walk on its promenade. You can soak up the sun by day; by night why not take a boat trip under the moonlight. Though it is often compared to Biarritz, further up the coast, it is not as busy, expensive or as lavish.
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- Plage de Pampelonne, Saint Tropez
One of the best and most well-known beaches in the beautiful Saint Tropez, it may welcome some 30,000 visitors in its peak season (July/ August). Temperatures can reach 30ºC but on average will reside at mid-twenties.
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- Le Touquet, Paris-plage
Located 150 miles north of the French capital, it is commonly referred to as “Paris by the sea”. Dotted with a mix of French/English restaurants along the sea front why not get involved in the annual Le Touquet (motorbike) Beach Race. The beach is long and wide and is absolute utopia once you get the weather.
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- Palombaggia Beach, Corsica
Situated on the south-eastern coast of France, this is one of the best beaches in Corsica. Boasting a stretch of 2km of fine white sands, pristine crystal clear water, this is ideal for water sport lovers. With free parking located right next to the beach. The one shortcoming with this find is that if you are not motoring it can be difficult to access.
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- Plage du Petit Sperone, Corsica
This breath-taking idyllic cove is conveniently located just 15 minutes away from Bonifacio. Golf lovers are truly in for a treat as one of France’s top golf courses is within walking distance. Be sure to take a boat trip to Ile de Cavallo which flaunts the popular Pecheurs spa and restaurant, you won’t regret it.
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- Santa Giulia Beach, Corsica
This is a true haven for water-sports fanatics, where you can go snorkelling along the reef and wind-surfing. If you prefer to relax while on holiday, why not add a boat trip to your itinerary. This beach has something for everyone so; it is no surprise why it attracts floods of tourists early in the summer season.
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- Plage d’Arone, Corsica
Dubbed as the most beautiful beach in North Corsica, Plage d’Arone is for those who enjoy tranquil and peaceful surroundings. Pristine sea water, breath-taking views of Piana the one downfall is that it is a bit secluded, but is worth the trip.
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