What to do in Préfailles ?
Préfailles, is the city of the Loire Atlantique coast where nature is king and a destination not to be missed during your stay at the campsite Les Vallons de l’Océan near Pornic. Staying only 10 minutes from Préfailles, on the Jade coast, you can discover the city through visits and activities not to be missed.
Stroll at Pointe Saint-Gildas
La Pointe Saint-Gildas is a rocky outcrop nestled on the Jade Coast that was labeled a Regional Nature Reserve in 2014. From the top of its 11.5 preserved hectares, Pointe Saint-Gildas gathers 41 different natural habitats including heather moors, orchid lawns, grazed meadows, thickets, aerhaline lawns, cliffs and dunes.
This small corner of paradise is home to beautiful sandy beaches, small fishing ports and marinas, and above all a wild and beautiful coastline dotted with numerous paths along the cliffs.
It is an ideal site for walks and water activities, but also a place of memory and history. Moreover, the Pointe Saint-Gildas offers a breathtaking panorama.
Discover beautiful beaches and coves
Préfailles has 8 km of coastline and from the sandy beach to the wild cliffs, there is something for everyone. For swimming, in addition to the many small creeks, Préfailles offers 5 beaches facing south.
Among them, the Anse du Sud located south of Pointe Saint-Gildas, is one of the most beautiful of Préfailles. The beach of Anse du Sud is supervised during the months of July and August and has the Blue Flag label. Discover also the Grande-Plage and its club for children or the more intimate but unsupervised beaches of Margareth and La Raize.
To marvel at the pierced rock
The pierced rock is a natural element but how much emblematic of Préfailles. The pierced rock is an emblem of Préfailles offered by the ocean swells hitting the cliffs of Préfailles which sculpt and redesign the landscape over time. This atypical natural heritage is a curiosity to be discovered during your campsite stay in Préfailles or its surroundings in Brittany.
Take a jet-ski ride
Go for a jet-ski ride for 1 or 2 hours and enjoy a maximum of sensations and a panoramic view of the whole Jade Coast.
You will have the choice between taking the direction of Saint-Nazaire or the coast of Pornic for formidable and sporting moments in the middle of the ocean on the waves of the Atlantic.
Visit the Semaphore of Pointe-Saint-Gildas
Since 2004, the Sémaphore de la Pointe-Saint-Gildas is a museographic space dedicated to semaphores, lighthouses and the life of their guards.
It also evokes the 5 biggest shipwrecks in the estuary and will help you understand the communication and coastal surveillance techniques used in the 19th century. This Semaphore is thus rich in historical, maritime and military heritage.