Visit Jade Coast (Pays de la Loire, France)
The Jade Coast (Cote de Jade) is in the Loire-Atlantique department, south of the Loire estuary and north of Bourgneuf Bay (just west of Nantes).
This section of coast can also be reached from Saint-Nazaire to the north, from where it is separated by the longest bridge in France (3.3km long). The coast continues north of the estuary where it is referred to as the Cote d'Amour.
The most westerly part of the coast is the Pointe Saint-Gildas, the main headland along this section of coast and officially listed as a 'site of natural beauty'. Broadly speaking the coast north of Pointe Saint-Gildas consists of long, gently sloping sandy beaches while the coast south of the Pointe Saint-Gildas is more rugged with smaller beaches separated by rocky coves.
The whole Jade coast is very popular and there are several very busy seaside resorts along the coast, as well as more traditional fishing harbours and smaller resorts.
This section of coast attracts many holidaymakers, both French and from abroad, and parts of the coast have been rather over-developed - but be persistent, there is a lot of coastline here and much of it is very attractive.
Photos taken within 10 km
Address: Jade Coast, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire || GPS: latitude 47.1187379, longitude -2.15606689
Map of Jade Coast & places nearby
Highlights close by
Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Jade Coast, France
- Pointe Sainte-Gildas - site of natural beauty (7km)
- Loire Estuaire - site of natural beauty (19km)
- Pornichet - ville fleurie 4* (22km)
- La Baule - ville fleurie 4* (26km)
- Marais de Machecoul - site of natural beauty (29km)
- Planète sauvage (parc) - zoo or wildlife park (30km)
- Guerande - recommended detour (31km)
- Notre-Dame-de-Monts - ville fleurie 4* (32km)
- Briere - regional natural parc (32km)
- Lac de Grand-Lieu - site of natural beauty (36km)
The French version of this page is at Jade Coast (Francais)