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Beaches in Saint Martin de Re

Saint-Martin-de-Ré is the most visited city of the whole island of Ré. Each year, this historic capital of the island seduces thousands of tourists who come there to admire the fortifications of its citadel, works of Vauban, famous engineer of Louis XIV. These are not the only attractions of the city, there are also the harbor, historic buildings and other places of interest, including the beach of La Cible.

This sandy beach is located to the east of Saint-Martin, not far from the famous citadel. It is recognizable by its white huts and extends over about 200 meters. The harbor is barely 700 meters from La Cible. Thus, activities practiced on the beach naturally combine with those practiced on the harbor. A day at the beach is usually accompanied by strolls along the harbor docks.

On the other hand, holidaymakers who wish to venture off to the sea get first to the beach of La Cible and from there, they embark aboard pleasure boats and catamarans for a tour around the island or for a crossing of the Antioch pertuis to the islands of Oleron, Aix, and Fort Boyard.

La Cible also hosts a sailing school which welcomes summer visitors, wishing to learn about nautical sport. Admittedly, the waves of the Atlantic are particularly suitable to this kind of activity and school monitors are true enthusiasts who love to transmit their know-how.

For the comfort of beach-goers, the municipality of Saint-Martin installed a certain number of facilities at the beach such as sanitary facilities and showers, diving board, but also free parking. In terms of catering, establishments, located near the beach, offer a variety of menus, enough to satisfy the needs and tastes of everyone.