With over 30 km of coastlines, 22 beaches and a marina boasting 1100 spaces, Saint Gilles Croix de Vie is a mecca for watersports and sailing.
Hoist the sail !
Sea lovers can enjoy a spot of sailing In Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, Saint Hilaire de Riez or Brétignolles sur Mer, : optimist, dinghy, windsurfing or catamaran... The area boasts numerous watersports centres and sailing schools.
Ride the Vendée waves !
The Vendée coastline is ideal for surfing. Beginners and experts will have a choice of spots to suit their level. There are also numerous surfing schools offering lessons for all levels.
Reach for the skies with a kite surf !
A very popular board sport on the Vendée coast, kite surfing can be enjoyed in Brétignolles sur Mer ("Dunes" beach), Saint Gilles Croix de Vie (main beach, « la passerelle ») and Saint Hilaire de Riez ("Demoiselles" beach).
Sand yachting, an activity for all ages !
The beaches in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie and Saint Hilaire de Riez offer vast stretches ideal for sand yachting. A fun activity and a great way to discover land, skies and sea !
Sea kayak and waveski
Discover new sensations and surf the waves in a kayak or waveski. A new and exciting boardsport !