Discover La Baule Bay
Best of all, without a doubt, is the vast La Baule beach. Its fine sand sweeps round in a semicircle facing the sea. Paddling along the sea’s edge is great fun; children get together in the beach clubs and grown-ups swim in the gently lapping water, while at low tide there’s plenty of space for beach games. You’ll see people in their striped Breton sweaters walking along the promenade, or jogging, plugged in to their smartphones, or cycling along with the wind in their hair.
Look harder and you’ll see a succession of little inlets all the way along the coast beyond the ports of Pouliguen and Pornichet. Along the coastal path are beaches that are favourite haunts of locals, such as the one at Bonne-Source.
New ideas blown in with the yachts
The harbours on either side of La Baule confirm the resort’s sailing credentials. Sails of all colours brighten up the horizon; this bay is an ideal place to be introduced to the pleasures of dinghy sailing, following in the footsteps of famous yachtsmen the Peyron brothers and the Pajot brothers! For board sports, you can try surfing, kitesurfing and stand-up paddle boarding. The clubs along the quaysides and on the beach offer sailing lessons, courses and boat trips, so you can have fun while you’re learning.