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The beaches and forests of the Vendée

The Vendée is a department essentially turned towards the Atlantic Ocean and its wealth.

One of the strong points of the area are the Vendée beaches. You will find many of them in the vicinity of the campsite La Vertonne and with varied landscapes. It’s up to you to find the one you like best.

camping near veillon in Vendée

Le Veillon – Great site of France

If you like a more preserved nature, choose the magnificent beach of Veillon in Talmont Saint Hilaire and its lagoon! Since 2014, the Blue Flag label rewarding the quality of bathing water has been floating on the Veillon beach.

This natural and preserved space will seduce you. It is in the process of being classified as a “Grand Site de France”. Indeed, the Veillon beach is located at the mouth of the Payré estuary, at the bottom of which you will find the charming port of Guittière and its oyster producers. They offer tastings in an authentic setting with a view of the Pointe de Payré or the Veillon lagoon. Nearby, the salt marshes and their salt workers will make you discover their white gold.

the veillon beach

Vendée forests side

The Vendée coastline between Les Sables d’Olonne and Talmont offers you a whole coastal strip of holm oak and maritime pine forests.

Following the rocky coast, you will discover this typical forest strip of the area.

The Veillon wood is one of the most beautiful holm oak forests on the Atlantic coast. Beautiful walks in perspective!

les sables d'olonne la grande plage

The beaches of Les Sables d’Olonne near the campsite

From our campsite, you can choose to go to Les Sables d’Olonne, a famous seaside resort on the nearby Vendée coast. You will find :

  • The beaches nestled in the heart of the seaside resort: The big beach and its 3 km of fine sand bay, one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe; The Presidents’ beach, near the Tanchet lake and the thalassotherapy. With its merry-go-round, its beach clubs…
  • North of Les Sables d’Olonne, discover the wilder beaches of Paracou for the amateurs of fishing on foot, the beach of Granges, Sauveterre for surfing, Aubraie (not supervised) bordered by a dune cordon and the state forest of Olonne sur Mer.
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