France beach: a guide to the best French beaches
It is impossible to say which is the best French beach, because it depends, of course, on what you are looking for in a beach! But somewhere in France there is the perfect beach for you, whatever you are looking for.
An introduction to beaches by region
The surfing beaches of the Atlantic coast between Biarritz and Arcachon will suit the watersport enthusiast, while families will like the coves of Brittany. Those with small children will like the gently sloping beaches of the Vendee (western France), and others the beaches of the islands off the west coast of France such as the Ile-de-Ré.