The 10 most beautiful beaches in France authorized for dogs

What are the 10 most beautiful beaches in France that are dog-friendly? Discover the beaches where you can take your dog.

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Two solutions are then possible: turn back or find a beach where dogs are allowed. Which are the 10 most beautiful beaches in France authorized for dogs?

The Dog Beach in Bandol

The beaches accessible to dogs in the Var are rather rare. As its name suggests, Bandol's Dog Beach is a pebble beach created entirely for dogs. It is located behind the city stadium and facing the island of Bendor. This beach is a little narrow but it enjoys an ideal location, near the port, and is still little known and therefore not very crowded.A terminal with the necessary equipment to collect waste is installed at the entrance to the beach.

Escalet beach in Ramatuelle

Second town in the Var where dogs can go to the beach: Ramatuelle. Escalet beach is set back a little and is therefore not very crowded. It consists of sand and small creeks. The water is transparent and very refreshing. If the beach is supervised during the summer period, dogs on a leash are allowed there throughout the year.

The dog area of La Ciotat

Always in the South of France, the city of La Ciotat also has a beach reserved for dogs. Located at the end of the Capucins beach, this dog area allows owners to take their dog to the beach. However, they must be kept on a leash. This beach was moved in 2019. The new canine area is smaller and has therefore disappointed many people, especially among pet owners.A second canine space should see the light of day in 2022.

Grand Travers beach in La Grande Motte

La Grande Motte is well known for its pyramid-shaped buildings, but a little less so for its Grand Travers beach, which is nevertheless the largest beach in the city. At access 60, at the end of the beach, pets are allowed all year round. On the other hand, outside this space, access to the beach is forbidden to dogs.

Santa Giulia beach in Porto-Vecchio

For those who spend their holidays in Corsica, don't panic, the Island of Beauty has a beach where dogs are accepted if they are kept on a leash. This is the beach of Santa Giulia located in Porto-Vecchio. It is a fine sandy beach where the water is turquoise. The only drawback is that this beach is very busy during the summer season since it is one of the most famous beaches in southern Corsica.

La Coubre beach near Royan

This time, heading to the Atlantic Coast. La Coubre beach is located in Charente-Maritime, in La Tremblade, between the island of Oléron and Royan. It is a huge sandy beach surrounded by dunes and bordered by forest. In general, dogs on a leash are allowed on the beaches of the Côte Sauvage throughout the year in areas that are not supervised. Be careful, because if this place is a delight for surfers, swimming can be dangerous. On the other beaches not far from there, dogs are allowed but outside the summer period.

The beaches of Mimizan

The town of Mimizan has two beaches where dogs are welcome: Goélands beach and Garluche beach. For Goélands beach, dogs are allowed on the unsupervised part of the beach. It is a sandy beach which remains very popular in high season.More extensive, the Garluche beach is located in the center of the city. In summary, in Mimizan, dogs can spend all day on unsupervised beaches and are allowed on supervised beaches outside the surveillance zones. Other information: dogs are tolerated on the beaches before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m.

Horn beach in Santec

The tour of France of the most beautiful beaches continues with the Horn beach in Santec in Finistère. It is a little frequented beach because you have to cross a part of the forest to reach it. This beach offers an incredible view of pines, dunes, sand, fauna and flora. Dogs can turn it into a real playground.

Cricqueboeuf beach

The Normandy coasts are the most generous since around forty beaches are accessible to dogs. Among these, that of Cricqueboeuf in Calvados. Little known to tourists, it remains uncrowded even during the summer.It is a vast beach surrounded by pebbles where dogs are tolerated all year round. Be careful, because at high tide, the beach disappears!

Escardines beach in the North

Finally, Escardines beach in Oye-Plage is one of the most beautiful beaches in the North. Dogs are allowed on this sandy beach located near the Platier d'Oye nature reserve. This sandy beach is wild and surrounded by dunes. Dogs can access it freely outside the bathing area.

These 10 beaches in France are therefore accessible to dogs. In most cases, the dog will need to be kept on a leash. This will prevent him from chasing other animals, especially seagulls, from disturbing other holidaymakers or from playing with children's balloons. And above all, it is essential to leave the beach clean. So droppings will have to be picked up.

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