Discover La Tranche sur Mer

With its 13 km of fine sandy beaches, La Tranche sur Mer benefits from an almost unique situation on the Atlantic coast. Indeed, this seaside resort, popular with families and holidaymakers, offers exceptional sunshine with 9 km of south-facing beaches facing the Ile de Ré: a promise of sunbathing and relaxation.

La Tranche-sur-Mer, European Blue Flag

It has also been awarded for the quality of its bathing water and all its beaches. Labelled “Station Famille Plus”. The resort is committed to welcoming families in the best conditions. With 20 km of bicycle paths, cycling is a real pleasure for adults and children.

It has partly kept the typical aspect of the marsh habitat: low houses, tiled roofs, white walls. Take the opportunity to discover the varied landscapes of dunes, forests constituting the dune massif and marshes. Towards the tip of Grouin du Cou (the lighthouse), 440 hectares of holm oaks and maritime pines await lovers of shady paths.

Sport and leisure in La Tranche sur Mer

La Tranche is a succession of famous spots to practice surfing, kitesurfing, sand yachting and windsurfing. Moreover, it is labeled as a windsurfing resort. Sailing is practiced every day, whether you are a beginner (on the water), an amateur (in one of the schools), or an experienced sailor. The vastness of the fine sandy beaches is a great place for wind and sailing sports. La Tranche sur Mer will arouse new emotions.

Introduce your children to water sports with optimist and kite-surfing. Professionals will supervise you for an initiation or a training course, whatever your level.

Hiking routes

In the forest, under the pines and the holm oaks, discover 7,700 m of hiking trails.

  • Casse aux Lièvres trail : 2 700 m – 1 h
  • Bout des Cabanes trail: 5,000 m – 1 h 45 min

Friends of nature, thank you for respecting the plantations and the fragile dunes. Bicycles and horses are not permitted on the trails. Remember that fire is the forest’s worst enemy! For your leisure, many picnic tables are at your disposal. To keep the environment pleasant, please do not litter, please use the garbage cans installed for this purpose.


Local market

All year round, Tuesdays and Saturdays – Place de la Liberté in La Tranche-sur-Mer
In July and August, Wednesdays at la Grière Plage, Thursdays – Sous les halles at la Tranche-sur-Mer, Sundays – rue du Commerce at la Terrière.


Discover the agenda

Tournaments, concerts, animations or exhibitions, consult the agenda of the tourist office of La Tranche-sur-Mer in order not to miss any event.