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

Mon 18/11 »

Surf report for Mon 18/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 1ft 9s  °  ° 6mph
13:00 1ft 5s  °  ° 10mph
19:00 1ft 5s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Low 5:05am (4.11m)
High 10:16am (10.39m)
Low 5:38pm (4.06m)
High 10:54pm (9.75m)
Daylight
First light07:46
Sunrise08:20
Sunset17:25
Dark18:00

Tue 19/11 »

Surf report for Tue 19/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 1ft 7s  °  ° 8mph
13:00 1ft 4s  °  ° 12mph
19:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
Low 6:14am (4.52m)
High 11:27am (9.81m)
Low 7:00pm (4.25m)
Daylight
First light07:47
Sunrise08:22
Sunset17:24
Dark17:59

Wed 20/11 »

Surf report for Wed 20/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 16s  °  ° 17mph
13:00 3ft 15s  °  ° 20mph
19:00 3ft 14s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
High 12:18am (9.41m)
Low 7:42am (4.45m)
High 12:56pm (9.72m)
Low 8:26pm (3.87m)
Daylight
First light07:48
Sunrise08:23
Sunset17:23
Dark17:58

Thu 21/11 »

Surf report for Thu 21/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 20mph
13:00 2ft 11s  °  ° 15mph
19:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
High 1:49am (9.75m)
Low 9:01am (3.81m)
High 2:18pm (10.28m)
Low 9:35pm (3.10m)
Daylight
First light07:50
Sunrise08:25
Sunset17:22
Dark17:57

Fri 22/11 »

Surf report for Fri 22/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 14mph
13:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 11mph
19:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
High 3:00am (10.57m)
Low 10:02am (2.94m)
High 3:23pm (11.12m)
Low 10:30pm (2.33m)
Daylight
First light07:51
Sunrise08:26
Sunset17:21
Dark17:56

Sat 23/11 »

Surf report for Sat 23/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 1ft 10s  °  ° 3mph
13:00 1ft 9s  °  ° 5mph
19:00 1ft 9s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
High 3:56am (11.46m)
Low 10:54am (2.17m)
High 4:17pm (11.91m)
Low 11:19pm (1.75m)
Daylight
First light07:52
Sunrise08:27
Sunset17:20
Dark17:55

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

10 °C
(50 °F)

Gentle breeze, 15.1 km/h from N

Sea temperature

12.7°C / 54.8°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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