France

What makes France such a popular beach holiday destination is that there is such a diverse selection of beaches from stretches of golden sands to rocky bays back by dramatic cliffs. Whether looking for safe waters for the family, soft white sands for sunbathing, rocky coves to explore or shallow waters for snorkelling, there is something for everyone.

Boasting around 1,200 miles of beaches along three stretches of coastline, beaches make up 35% off France's coastline running from the dramatic cliffs in Normandy to the long stretches of golden sands and warm waters of the Mediterranean in the South of France.