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Explore the beaches of Oléron

One hundred kilometers of coastline surround the Marennes-Oléron region

So there are plenty of beaches along these coasts. All different in structure or environment, they have one thing in common: the quality of their bathing water.

Several communes on the Ile d’Oléron have been awarded the “Blue Flag” label. This label guarantees water quality and the general environment.

Which Oleron beach to choose?

The west coast overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Its long beaches, appreciated for their waves and fine white sand, are bordered by large dunes. They are highly reputed and therefore very popular. They are located in the south-western part of the town: the beaches of Vert-Bois and Saint Trojan les Bains, and the Gatseau beach, which backs onto the forest, is a haven of peace.

The beaches on the east coast open out onto the Pertuis Sea. They are ideal for families with children, as the sea is calmer and warmer at high tide. As the tides on this side are more pronounced than on the Atlantic side, you can alternate the pleasures of swimming with those of fishing on the Saumonards beach, the Boyardville beach, the Gautrelle beach and, further south-east, the Château d’Oléron beach. When the sea retreats far out at low tide, a natural seawater basin, the Phibie, keeps you cool.

The Ile d’Oléron boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in Charente-Maritime, ideal not only for bathing but also forsporting activities such as walking and long-distance sailing.