What to do in La Bernerie en Retz ?
Small charming seaside resort on the Pays de Retz coast, La Bernerie en Retz is to be visited during your stay at the Vallons de l’Océan campsite in La Plaine sur Mer. Staying within 15 minutes of La Bernerie en Retz, you can enjoy the beauty and all that La Bernerie en Retz has to offer.
Cooling off in the water
The lake, created in 1989, was created in place of the old port area and is filled with sea water, allowing bathing without worrying about the tides.
This unique 2.5 hectare stretch of water, on the Côte de Jade, is an ideal place for windsurfers and for learning on light dinghies.
Learn more about the Pays de Retz
The Nouvelle maison de l’histoire, managed by the Société des historiens du pays de Retz, is located in the premises of the old train station. It traces the history of La Bernerie en Retz, from its past as a village of fishermen and carpenters to its more recent seaside vocation.
A permanent program covering three areas: scientific, educational and cultural is implemented throughout the year.
Stroll on the circuit of the Trou de l’Enfer
Starting from the Grande Plage, the circuit of the Trou de l’Enfer, 4,8 km long, offers you a magnificent panorama on the Atlantic Ocean.
The circuit follows the esplanade and the coastline dotted with small coves and multicolored cliffs in the direction of Pornic. The circuit will take you to the beach of Crève-Coeur, very wild and perfect spot for the amateurs of kite.
Enjoy the joys of fishing on foot
La Bernerie en Retz is known for its high tides, which means that at low tide the sea withdraws very far, leaving a huge space for rocks and shells.
Its beaches are then famous for the fishing of clams, oysters, shrimps and other shellfish.
Swimming at the Grande Plage of La Bernerie en Retz
The seaside town of La Bernerie en Retz has several beaches including a very large one, the Grande Plage. Ideal for sunbathing and swimming in peace, you can also go there at the end of the day to enjoy the sunset and its extraordinary colors!
On the Grande Plage de la Bernerie you can also enjoy a large number of water sports. A must if you spend your campsite vacations in La Bernerie en Retz or nearby!