Jul 27, 0 comments. Head for the peninsula of Giens to find this famous beach that stretches over 5 kilometers. It runs along a tombolo known as the salt road, just on the other side of the salt marshes. The spot is magnificent, ideal to enjoy the peace and quiet. In winter, traffic on the Route du Sel is closed. The beach remains accessible all year round, even if summer is the ideal season to take off. You can park at the Almanarre roundabout or use one of the many car parks available at the tombolo. It is also in the summer months that the birds, and in particular the pink flamingos , meet on the beach.
The beach along the 120 ha nature site of Fréjus is appreciated for kite surfing.
The Mediterranean coast of the south of France has some world-class kitesurfing spots. The Mediterranean sea and both the Mistral and Tramontane winds combine to create a consistent air stream, nice waves and warm water ideal for wind sports. Mediterranean kitesurf spots are organised east to west. Click to Tweet. Kitesurfing has became a mainstream sport in the south of France, so there are plenty of IKA registered kitesurf schools , and shops to buy and hire quality gear from.
Kitesurfing – France’s Mediterranean Coast
The sea and the wind of Provence make it one of the world's best spots for kitesurfing. The South of France with its the Mediterranean Sea and the famous Mistral wind is a perfect place for wind sports. Kitesurfing and windsurfing are highly popular sports especially in the South of France where there are multiple schools and shops to learn and buy or rent equipment from. There are over kilometres of coastline in Provence, which means you can find a spot that perfectly suits your interests. Then there's Saint-Laurent-du-Var, perfect for beginners and intermediates if the weather conditions are good. If you're planning a holiday, consider coming to Provence for some fun and intense kite or windsurfing. My Wishlist Sign In. Best time October—April. Windsurfing and Kitesurfing. Kitesurfing and Windsurfing.
Saint-Laurent-du-Var is a good freeride kitesurfing spot in an easterly wind as Nice airport conveniently shelters the beach from chop. Hazards Narrow, pebbly beach, close to the airport. A narrow beach lined with palm trees make launching and landing the kite challenging for beginners. You may need a thicker wetsuit here or at least an extra mm as the water from the Var estuary is colder than neighbouring spots. For a more up-market stay, check out the Novotel Nice Aeroport Cap which is also walking distance to the beach and has a decent pool. If you want to camp, Camping Magali is located approx 6 km inland, but gets mixed reviews for cleanliness. Le Bistro Quai in the port has good quality French fare and a nice atmosphere. Port de St Laurent du Var.