Did you know that France has almost 6,000 kilometres of coastline? Whether you’re looking for beautiful landscapes or just warm water, you’ll find it on France’s Atlantic, Mediterranean or northern coasts. You can work out, or just chill out, at the most beautiful spots, with their sand or pebble beaches bathed in turquoise and glimmering waters, safe in the knowledge that they are all covered by Bouygues Telecom’s mobile network.
Malo-les-bains beach | Dunkirk
Hauts de France region – Nord department (59)
Average water temperature in August: 18.3°C
Malo-les-bains – the queen of beaches – stretches out over almost 7 kilometres of golden sand. At low tide, the North Sea coast is a fantastic playground for all kinds of sports such as land yachting or kite flying for those who like less strenuous exercise. However, if sunbathing and sandcastles are more your thing, put your towel down in front of one of the traditional beach huts and enjoy the friendliness of the locals to the sound of seagulls and lapping waves. Before you leave, make sure you take a ride on a quadricycle along a seafront lined with listed seaside villas, seafood restaurants and delicious ice cream outlets!
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La Baule beach | La Baule-Escoublac
Pays de la Loire region – Loire-Atlantique department (44)
Average water temperature in August: 18.7°C
4G – 5G
On the “Côte d’Amour” coast and in one of the most beautiful bays in the world, La Baule owes its fame to its beach, one of the longest in Europe. From Pornichet to Pouliguen, it extends over a total of 9 kilometres. At the heart of the resort, the Grande Plage’s holiday atmosphere will please every member of the family.
For the sportier ones, there are plenty of nautical activities offered by the sailing centres.
And the youngsters are bound to have a great time at the kids’ beach clubs whilst mum and dad relax and sunbathe on the fine sand of the private beaches.
La Grande Plage | Biarritz
Nouvelle Aquitaine region – Pyrénées-Atlantiques department (64)
Average water temperature in August: 21.3°C
4G – 5G
Biarritz, one of the most popular seaside resorts in France’s Basque Country, was once a small fishing port on the Atlantic coast. Among its many beaches, Grande Plage is one of the most sought-after during the summer. Lying in the heart of Biarritz, alongside the casino and the five-star Palais Hotel, its boasts almost 500 metres of fine sand, colourfully striped windbreaks typical of the town, kids beach clubs as well as surf schools for all levels. The resort is also renowned for its surfing competitions, where the best surfers meet, thanks to its powerful and fast waves.
Almanarre beach | Hyères-les-Palmiers
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region – Var department (83)
Average water temperature in August: 23°C
4G – 5G
Who says you can’t wind- or kitesurf on the Mediterranean? On the Giens peninsula, Almanarre beach is, when the mistral wind is blowing, the dream spot for wind- and kitesurfing fans. Along the “Route du Sel” road, this sandy beach, which is the largest on the Hyères coastline, is a meeting place for top-level windsurfers and kitesurfers. Its transparent water is also ideal for children who want to swim as it remains very shallow for several metres out.
Whether you’re into sport or just chilling out, or whether you come alone or with friends, this picture postcard resort, with its white sand and flamingos, is a great place to enjoy the pleasures of the seaside.
Basse Benaie beach | Sainte-Marie-de-Ré
Nouvelle Aquitaine region – Charente-Maritime department (17)
Average water temperature in August: 19.6°C
4G – 5G
With its 100-kilometre coastline of ocean, Ile de Ré island has a plethora of must-see landscapes and its beaches are among Europe’s most beautiful. Close to the centre of Sainte-Marie-de-Ré, in the south-west of the island, Basse Benaie beach extends over several coves and boasts several hundred metres of fine sand. At high tide, you can go for a swim and at low tide you can take a walk among the rocks and the birds to collect shellfish. Further north, the waves of Grenettes surfing spot are a delight for thrill-seekers.
Whether it’s making sandcastles with the family, enjoying a romantic sunset or a game of beach volleyball with friends, you’ll have a great time on this beach holiday. Share the thrilling moments that you will experience along the length and breadth of France with your loved ones thanks to Bouygues Telecom’s 4G and 5G network!