French Beaches

Some of the most beautiful beaches in the world are the French beaches. France is one of the most-visited countries in Europe.  France is surrounded by three major bodies of water; the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea and the English Channel up north.  There are many miles of beach and coastline.  There are quaint little villages or towns, large busy cities and beautiful vacation resorts located all along the coastlines.  There is something for everyone, and despite what many people may think, not all the beaches are nude. So yes, there are family fun spots to visit and enjoy as well.  It is all dependent on what you are looking for in your vacation.

Of course there is no doubt that the most famous of the French beaches are those located in the south of France, a region known to the world as the South of France or the French Riviera.  The French beaches located along the Mediterranean Sea are warmer and more expensive to vacation than some of the other French beaches in other parts of France. The French beaches of the French Rivera, like Cannes and St. Tropez seem to be the playgrounds for the jet setters.  Beaches in Nice tend to be more affordable to vacation at and offer quaint shops and restaurants for the rest of us that are looking for a more affordable vacation but want the glamorous location of a French beach along the Mediterranean Sea.

Of course, there are also the French beaches located all along the Atlantic Ocean.  These offer much more coastline and are much less crowded.  The French beaches along the Atlantic Ocean are most appealing to the surfing crowd.  Here is where one can find the huge rolling waves that the Mediterranean Sea does not have.  The water does tend to be a bit cooler, but there is much sunbathing and sandcastles building to be found on these beautiful French beaches.  If you were to head up further north in France you can even  visit some of the most historic beaches in the world, the D-day beaches of World War II.  Anyone of the many French beaches in France would make for a vacationer's delight.