La Grande Plage
During your stay at campsite l’Evasion, discover the Grande Plage of St Gilles Croix de Vie… 3 km of pure joy face to the ocean ! Situated between the fishing harbour of St Gilles and the place called « Le Jaunay », this beach is the most beautiful and the widest of St Gilles.
A nice pedestrian walkway runs along the beach with numerous bars and restaurants… A must-see, if you plan to visit Saint Gilles Croix de Vie; the Grande Plage !
Situated alongside a pedestrian walkway where you will find restaurants and shops, the Grande Plage is located in the city centre, which allows for the discovery of both the seaside resort town and the beach.
Free parking spots can be found nearby. The beach is supervised in summer and has an access for mobility-impaired people.
A few tips : during summer the beach is invaded by beach towels, specially near the sand dune and the pier, and the middle of the beach is not passable at high tide (see calendar of the tides). The south of the Grande Plage is more natural, the closer you get to the sand dunes, the luckier you will be to find a good spot for your beach towel! Please note it is possible to surf in St Gilles within a designated area.
Do not hesitate to go there at low tide, the beach is wide and you can then play with your kids without bothering your neighbours!
This beach is located North of St Gilles Croix de Vie, alongside the cornice. Facing South, it is attended by families with kids. You will find there a sailing club, a beach club for the kids. Supervised in summer, it is also accessible to mobility-impaired people.
Did you know? St Gilles went from 2 000 to 40 000 tourists since 1907 !