Sabtu, 15 September 2012

Walking in France - Best Beaches Guide

There are many definitions of what makes a beach great; it could be a rugged coastline, unspoilt scenery or a bustling seafront town with promenades and exotic retail stores that attracts us. One thing is for sure though, if you are planning on walking in France and looking to dip your toes in welcoming waves, follow winding paths along seaside cliffs or stroll along soft sandy shores, you won't be disappointed by the many excellent beaches you can find along this tranquil coastline.

So, if you are planning to book your next holiday on the French coast, below is a list that highlights some of the region's best beaches for you to explore.


Flanked on its western side by a rocky coastline steep with cliffs and coves, this seaside town, popular with French tourists during the warm summer months, offers its visitors white sandy beaches surrounded by turquoise blue waters. If you are going to be walking in France here, be sure to take a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk which is lined with bustling eateries and kitsch boutiques.

La Baule

Often referred to as "Europe's finest beach", La Baule boasts an impressive nine kilometre-long stretch of sandy coastline that sees visitors from all over the world walk along its inviting shores. If you enjoy unspoilt natural scenery while walking in France, then this should be your beach destination of choice. Even during the busy summer season, this vast coastline has plenty of space to accommodate anyone looking to enjoy themselves outdoors.


Located in south western France this luxury beach resort, boasting a casino on the waterfront, provides plenty of activities and attractions for the curious visitor. Well known amongst the surfing community and summer beach goers, Biarritz offers five separate beaches that attract a cosmopolitan mix of visitors. If you enjoy walking in France, a stroll along this vibrant coastline will have you exploring colourful market stalls whilst you make your way through the crowds of bustling beach goers.

The French Riviera

If you are taking a holiday walking in France, your visit would not be complete without visiting the sparkling shorelines of the French Riviera. Renowned as a playground for the rich and famous, the beaches along this stretch of coastline are some of the most well known in the world. Enjoy the natural beauty and stunning scenery that these beaches are famous for whilst soaking up the warm Mediterranean rays. If you are feeling adventurous, take a stroll along La Croisette, a well known stretch of public beach in Cannes, and you may even meet a celebrity or two!

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