L'Almanarre

Continent
Europe
Country
France
Next Big City
Toulon
Next Town
Hyeres
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Shop, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
No information
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
Tide independent

When the wind is strong, there is some little wave but generally it's a choppy spot.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Road
Beach Users:
No information

It's a superb and very long (about 3km) beach of soft sand. However, the beach is really narrow so be careful, since there is a road next to it. That's why the spot isn't a good place to learn kiteboarding.

Wind

Best Months:
April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Wind Type:
Thermal
Best Direction:
E, ESE, SE, SW, WSW, W, WNW, NW
Main Direction:
E, SE, SSE, S, W, WNW, NW

The more running wind is a strong and a little bit gusty wind 'Mistral'. You also can kitesurf with an East wind: then the water is perfectly flat but the wind is offshore! If you want waves with an East wind just go to the other site of the narrow peninsula to the Bergerie Beach. There you can ride for kilometers up to Hyeres without taking any risk (onshore wind).



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Next to the airport and the rail station. You also have a lot of bus stations.

Extra information

Rules
Zones

There is a special channel during summer not to disturb swimmer. No license is needed. Windsurfers go to the north, kitesurfers launch to the south.

Nightlife

No information