Continent
Europe
Country
France
Next Big City
Nantes
Next Town
Port-Joinville
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Camping

Water

Type:
Flat, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Swimmers, Ships, Jetskis, Buoys, Rocks
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Ocean water: based on wind direction it can be flat (W or NW wind) or with medium waves (N, NE, E). Tide is not a problem: easy access in most circumstances.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Stones
Beach Users:
July, August

Wonderful sand beach with rocky surroundings. Easy launch, reserved beach for kitesurfing.

Weather

Spring:
Normal, Thick
Summer:
Normal
Fall:
Normal, Thick
Winter:
Thick

Wetsuit is a must (in summer: water between 18-20┬░C). In winter it is chilly.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, April, May, October, November, December
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
N, NE, E, NW
Main Direction:
NW

Usual direction: NW, which is close to sideshore. Sidehsore: NNW and SSE.



How to get there

Transport
Car, Bus, Boat
Access
Short walk

Take a boat from Fromentine (near Noirmoutier) to Port Joinville, then 10 minutes bike or car to the southeast of the island.

Extra information

Rules
Zones

The entire island is open for kiting except July and August, but the extreme southeast of Les Conches beach is open also in the summer.

Nightlife

The port is lively at night, especially in the summer.