St Malo Grande Plage

Grand Plage - St Malo
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Grande Beach du Sillon
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Grande Plage du Sillon
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Wooden Groynes - Plage du Sillon
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Stretching from the Intra Muros (walled town) to Pointe de Rochebonne the aptly named "Big beach" consists of over 2 kilometres of gently sloping golden sand. This north facing beach can be divided up into several sections, the longest, and most popular of which is the Plage du Sillon which backs onto St Malo itself. Further along, at Parame is the Plage la Hoguette followed by Plage de Rochebonne at the far end. All have their own lifeguard patrol.

Whilst the end of the beach closest to the old town (sillon) is more sheltered it does tend to disappear when the tide is high, so worth checking the tides before visiting. This section of beach is also backed by hundreds of tree trunks set in the sand which originally served as breakwaters to protect the town from the waves huge tides here. Sitting just in front of the stone sea wall and promenade they still act to take a little of the force out of the sea on stormy days.

For those who fancy a stroll there is a pathway (La Digue de Rochebonne) running most of the length of the beach. This is a great way to take in the scenery and check out some of the impressive 19th century villas that dot the waterfront here.

In summer the beach is immensly popular and a hive of various water-based activities from padddling to kitesurfing. The good news is the beach is big enough to cope with all the visitors whilst remaining clean and providing all the facilities you'll need for a family day at the beach. 

If all this isn't enough to convince you that Grande Plage is worth a visit then maybe the fact that the beach was voted the best in France by Trip Advisor in 2018.

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St Malo Grande Plage Weather Info

5 Day St Malo Grande Plage UV Index

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St Malo Grande Plage tide times & sea state

Thu 12/12 »

Surf report for Thu 12/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 20mph
13:00 4ft 5s  °  ° 26mph
19:00 5ft 5s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Low 1:13am (1.89m)
High 6:33am (11.94m)
Low 1:39pm (1.75m)
High 6:54pm (11.83m)
Daylight
First light08:14
Sunrise08:51
Sunset17:12
Dark17:48

Fri 13/12 »

Surf report for Fri 13/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 9ft 10s  °  ° 34mph
13:00 8ft 10s  °  ° 31mph
19:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 2:00am (1.89m)
High 7:11am (12.11m)
Low 2:25pm (1.75m)
High 7:34pm (11.86m)
Daylight
First light08:15
Sunrise08:51
Sunset17:12
Dark17:48

Sat 14/12 »

Surf report for Sat 14/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 18mph
13:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 17mph
19:00 3ft 12s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
Low 2:46am (2.04m)
High 7:51am (12.11m)
Low 3:09pm (1.92m)
High 8:15pm (11.72m)
Daylight
First light08:16
Sunrise08:52
Sunset17:12
Dark17:49

Sun 15/12 »

Surf report for Sun 15/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 18mph
13:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 25mph
19:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 3:29am (2.35m)
High 8:33am (11.91m)
Low 3:52pm (2.26m)
High 8:59pm (11.38m)
Daylight
First light08:16
Sunrise08:53
Sunset17:12
Dark17:49

Mon 16/12 »

Surf report for Mon 16/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 4ft 17s  °  ° 12mph
13:00 3ft 16s  °  ° 8mph
19:00 2ft 15s  °  ° 3mph
Tide times
Low 4:12am (2.79m)
High 9:18am (11.51m)
Low 4:37pm (2.73m)
High 9:47pm (10.86m)
Daylight
First light08:17
Sunrise08:54
Sunset17:12
Dark17:49

Tue 17/12 »

Surf report for Tue 17/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 2ft 14s  °  ° 6mph
13:00 2ft 13s  °  ° 4mph
19:00 1ft 13s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
Low 4:59am (3.31m)
High 10:10am (10.94m)
Low 5:27pm (3.24m)
High 10:45pm (10.27m)
Daylight
First light08:18
Sunrise08:55
Sunset17:12
Dark17:49

Today's weather

Heavy rain

10 °C
(50 °F)

Strong breeze, 41.4 km/h from S

Sea temperature

10.7°C / 51.2°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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