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A breath-taking shoreline

Explore the breath-taking shoreline !

The Island’s scenery is unmissable and its long sandy beaches are among the most beautiful and best preserved in Europe.

Just like the north of the island which harbours the marinas of La Flotte, Saint Martin and Ars-en-Ré, the southern shores offer bathers and yachtsmen countless heavenly beaches.

The majority are covered in fine white sand while others, wild and un-touched, reveal a rocky foreshore at low tide. The island is teeming with spots perfect for exploring the foreshore and its biodiversity.

Join the Eco-Gardes to fight against erosion and actively participate in the protection of the 33kms of dunes, the natural defences against winds and tides.