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La Grande Cote

17420 Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, Royan, France
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A feast for the eyes and a great bracing walk if you want

This has been our favourite for the past 40 odd years and we still love it. There is so much to do... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
JohnEF33
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Chester, United Kingdom
Stunning

even on a dull day this is a fabulous location to walk, crawl or cycle. On a sunny day? - C'est... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
MDH_CoClare
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Co Clare
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17420 Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, Royan, France
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

This has been our favourite for the past 40 odd years and we still love it. There is so much to do and see and so many places to eat and drink, that really it would take a few days or 40 years to enjoy...More

2  Thank JohnEF33
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

even on a dull day this is a fabulous location to walk, crawl or cycle. On a sunny day? - C'est magnifique.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

A beautiful safe beach of golden sand which is two miles long. Lifeguards are on duty all summer at the southern and northern ends. Sand dunes and pine forest behind the beach with restaurants at the Grande Cote end with a large car park and...More

4  Thank dickcoleman60
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Huge, sandy, safe, loads of parking, bike trail behind so no need for a car, never full - brilliant in every way, even the sea was warm

Thank Steve P
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is a small beach resort on a lovely part of the coast. On the north are good sandy beaches, centrally its a much more rocky beach, & on the south side more good sandy beaches. Lots of bicycle paths linking it with the surrounding...More

1  Thank Stephen G
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

The beaches in this area are of a outstanding standard With free car parking even in town centres plus free public clean toilets everywhere it is a joy to visit

Thank Barrie K
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

We came here a couple of times during our stay in Royan. Particularly beautiful at sunset. There are cute restaurants along the stretch and there's a pretty short walk to one side of the beach that'll give you some pretty views of the sea. Note:...More

Thank Melissa K
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

There are some nice beaches in the area of St-Palais-sur-Mer, with the bigger one at the far end past the rocky promenade but a couple of smaller coves are by the town centre. Parking can be a bit of a problem in the main summer...More

Thank nnmercman
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Backed by dunes and the forest this is a great beach. One of our favourites and we visit regularly. Sometimes a bit crowded in summer but not (in our experience) too tightly packed, though getting away from this coast on a summer weekend by car...More

Thank Rhys W
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a good place to visit in summer and winter. In summer it is very busy so get there early if you want to park with ease. Free parking and the beach is long and sandy. No dogs allowed between June and October but...More

Thank Michelle R
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