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Dog-friendly beaches in France in 2017

Dog-friendly beaches in France in 2017

carte plages autorisées chiens 2012 départements france

Hi,

I noticed that some foreigners wished to find information about whether and where dogs are allowed on French beaches. Thanks to nadegegayon.debonnet.fr for the help with the translation!

 

Pour la version française c’est par ici > Plages autorisées aux chiens en 2016 (France).

 

This list is probably not complete, it partially comes from the magazine “30 millions d’amis” and different sources like police, tourists offices, municipalities and people from the internet.

Your search will be easier if we separate the beaches in two groups:

  1. Beaches on the Mediterranea coast (Departements #06, 11, 13,34, 66, 83, 2A, 2B)
  2. Beaches on the Atlantic coast + english channel (Departements # 14, 17, 22, 29, 33, 35, 40, 44, 50, 56, 59, 62, 76, 80, 85)

 

In yellow, dogs are allowed at certain times
In green, dogs are allowed
In red, beaches forbiden to dogs

06 – Alpes Maritimes

  • Cagnes-sur-Mer = From thehorse racing track up toVilleneuve-Loubet (on a leash).
  • Cap-d’Ail = Only on the beach « Pointe des Douaniers » (on a leash).
  • Nice = Only at « port de Carras » (on a leash).
  • Petit Nice = Beaches are totally forbiden to dogs from june to august (internet user)
  • Menton = Only on the Casino’s beach and beach « Hawai » (on a leash).
  • Roquebrune-Cap-Martin = Only on the « Golf Bleu ouest » beach and « Gorbio » (on a leash).
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer = Only at the end of the beach « Marinières » (on a leash).
  • Villeneuve-Loubet = Only on the beach « Vaugrenier » (on a leash).

11 – Aude

  • Narbonne = Only on the unguarded beach (on a leash).
  • Port-la-Nouvelle = Only on the unguarded beach (on a leash).
  • Port-Leucate = Only on the unguarded beach (on a leash).

13 – Bouches-du-Rhône

  • La Ciotat = Free area allowed to dogs near to the Capucins.
  • Marseille = « Dog’s allowed area on the left of the prophete gates » (internet user).
  • Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône = Only on a leash.
  • Piémanson (Salin-de-Giraud) = Possible from the guard post out of season
  • Sainte-marie-de-la-mer = « Est beach allowed to dog (toursit office) 3 beaches for dogs next to the Kon tiki » (internet user).

34 – Herault

  • La Grande-Motte = Only on the beach of the « Grand Travers » (on a leash). (tourist office)
  • Portiragnes = Forbiden (Tourist office)

66 – Pyrénées Orientales

  • Argelès-sur-Mer = Leashed on the south of the seawall and near the natural reserve.
  • Canet-en-Roussillon = Only on the unguarded beach (on a leash).
  • Collioure = Allowed on the “Saint Vincent” beach (on a leash).
  • St-Cyprien = Allowed on a leash except between the harbor and the “place Maillot”.

83 – Var

  • Bandol = Only on a leash on the pebbles beaches outside from the town center.
  • Fréjus = Only on a leash on the beach of the “Esclamandes”.
  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer= Only on a leash on the beach of the “galets de Port d’Alon”.
  • Sainte-Maxime = Only on a leash on the beach of the “Éléphants”.

2A – Corse du Sud

  • Ajaccio = Only on a leash.
  • Bonifacio = Only on a leash.
  • Porticcio = Only on a leash.
  • Porto-Vecchio = Only on a leash.
  • Propriano = Only on a leash on the beaches of the Lido, Manchine and Capolla-la-Rose.

2B – Haute Corse

  • Bastia = Only on a leash.
  • Saint-Florent = Only on a leash.

 

2- Les plages sur l’Atlantique et la Manche

14 – Calvados

  • Cricqueboeuf = Only on a leash.
  • Saint-Côme-de-Fresné = Only on a leash.
  • Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes = Only on a leash.
  • Cabourg = Only on the right side of the boat service at “Cap Cabourg” (on a leash).
  • Luc-sur-Mer = On the seawall and on the Lion-sur-Mer side of the beach (on a leash).
  • Ouistreham-Riva-Bella = On a leash on the area at the right side of the “poste N°1” and the Car Ferry.
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer = On a leash on the « promenade » and at the east of the beach after the sailing club.
  • Blonville-sur-Mer = Before 10 am and after 7 pm, on a leash.
  • Deauville = Before 10 am and after 7 pm, on a leash.
  • La Brêche-d’Herlanville = Before 9 am and after 7 pm on the beach, and on a leash on the seawall.
  • Langrune-sur-Mer = Only on the seawall on a leash.
  • Le Home du Corps de Garde = Before 9 am and after 8 pm between “avenue des Devises” and “rue Bracke-Morel” (on a leash).
  • Trouville-sur-Mer = Before 10 am and after 7 pm on the beach and on a leash all day long on the “promenade des Plances”.
  • Villers-sur-mer : « Dogs are forbiden on the guarded beach « ok on the seawall on a leash. You can go beyond the sailing school, direction Houlgate, at the foot of the cliff « vaches Noires  » (internet user)

17 – Charente-Maritime

  • Ars-en-Ré = Allowed if on a leash, but not on the beaches of the « Grange » and « Martray ».
  • Châtelaillon-Plage = Dogs are forbiden from the 1st of juin to the 30th of september (municipality).
  • Dolus d’Oléron = Allowed on a leash between the « Passe de l’Ecuissière » and « l’épi rocheux transversal ».
  • La Palmyre-les-Mathes = Allowed only from the “chemin des Corsaires” to the “baie de Bonne-Anse” (on a leash).
  • Saint-Clément-des-Baleines = Only on the “côte sauvage” (on a leash).
  • Les Portes-en-Ré = Before 9 am, between 1 pm and 2 pm and after 7 pm (on a leash).
  • La Rochelle et Aytré = « Follow the bicycle path between the two cities, there is a creek called « plage de roux » it’s not guarded or forbiden » (internet user))

22 – Côtes-d’Armor

  • <Saint-Michel-en-Grève = On a leash, excepted on the beach’s games areas.
  • Saint-Quay-Portrieux = Only on the beach of “Fonteny” (on a leash).
  • Trébeurden = Only on the beaches of “Notenno” (on a leash).
  • Fréhel-les-Sables-d’Or = Only on the “Fresnaye” bay and on all beaches before 9 am and after 7 pm.
  • Plérin = Before 10 am and after 7 pm (on a leash).
  • Plestin-les-Grèves = Before 9 am and after 8 pm (on a leash).
  • Plouezec = Before 9 am and after 8 pm (on a leash).
  • Plouha = Before 9 am and after 8 pm (on a leash).
  • Plougréscant = Before 9 am and after 7 pm (on a leash).

29 – Finistère

  • Cléder = Only on a leash.
  • Kerlouan = Only on a leash.
  • Lanildut = Only on a leash.
  • Portsall-Ploudalmézeau = Only on a leash.
  • Plouhinec = Only on a leash.
  • Plounévez-Lochrist = Only on a leash.
  • Carantec = Only on the pebble beach.
  • Roscoff = Only on the beaches of Pou Louz, Vil, Laber and Perharidy.
  • Cléden-Cap-Sizun = Before 10 am and after 7 pm, on a leash.
  • Plouhinec = Before 9 am and after 7 pm, on a leash.
  • Santec = Before 10 am and after 6 pm, on a leash.

33 – Gironde

  • Hourtin = Only on the unguarded beach (on a leash).
  • Gujan-Mestras = « à Gujan-Mestras, allez en face de la gare de Gujan, c’est une chouette plage connue des gens du coin où se trouvent les cabanes des ostréiculteurs. » (internet user)
  • Lacanau = « Forbiden on every beaches. »(internet user and local Police)
  • Lanton = Only leashed on dikes.
  • La Teste-de-Buch = Only on the south area of the “Salie-Nord” beach and the “Wharf”.
  • Le Verdon-sur-Mer = Only on the unguarded beach (on a leash).
  • Naujac-sur-Mer = Only on the unguarded beach (on a leash).
  • Saulac-sur-Mer = Only on the unguarded beach (on a leash).
  • Vendays-Montalivet = Between the guarded beach and the naturist camping.
  • Cap-Ferret = « Dogs seems to be allowed after the guarded area » (internet user).
  • Le Porge = « Dogs are allowed on unguarded beaches » (internet user)

35 – Ille-et-Vilaine

  • Cherrueix = Only on a leash.
  • Hirel/Vildé-la-Marine = Only on a leash.
  • Le Vivier-sur-Mer = Only on a leash.
  • Saint-Benoît-des-Ondes = Only on a leash.
  • Dinard = Only on a leash on seawalls and «promenades».
  • Saint-Coulomb = Before 10 am and after 8 pm (on a leash).

40 – Landes

  • Messanges = Only on a leash.
  • Moliets-et-Maa = Only on a leash.
  • Soustons = Only on a leash.
  • Vielle-saint-Girons = Only on a leash.
  • Labenne = Before 10:30 am and after 7 pm (on a leash).
  • Mimizan = Before 11 am and after 7 pm (on a leash).
  • Biscarosse = Only on a leash on the beaches close to the Gironde and near the “Centre d’essai des Landes” (army’s aircraft runway ).
  • Seignosse = Only on the north of the « Casernes » beach.

44 – Loire Atlantique

  • Les Moutiers-en-retz = Allowed from the “Lancastria” to « Lyarne sur les Perrés ».
  • Pornichet = Forbiden from the 15th of june to the 15th of september.
  • Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef = Forbiden from the 15th of june to the 15th of september (local police – july 2016).
  • Tharon plage = Forbiden from the 15th of june to the 15th of september (local police – july 2016).

50 – Manche

  • Armanville/Pirou = Only on a leash.
  • Aumeville-Lestre = Only on a leash.
  • Biville = Only on a leash.
  • Blainville-sur-Mer = Only on a leash.
  • Coudeville-sur-Mer = Only on a leash.
  • Créances = Only on a leash.
  • Denneville = Only on a leash.
  • Dragey = Only on a leash.
  • Equeurdreville-Hainneville = Only on a leash.
  • Fermanville = Only on a leash.
  • Gatteville-le-Phare = Only on a leash.
  • Génêts = Only on a leash.
  • Gouville-sur-Mer = Only on a leash.
  • Le-Rozel = Only on a leash.
  • Lingreville = Only on a leash.
  • Montfarville = Only on a leash.
  • Port-Bail = Only on a leash.
  • Quettehou = Only on a leash.
  • Quinéville = Only on a leash.
  • Réthoville = Only on a leash.
  • Saint-Germain-sur-Ay = Only on a leash.
  • Saint-Lô-d’Ourville = Only on a leash.
  • Saint-Marcouf-de-l’Isle = Only on a leash.
  • Surtainville = Only on a leash.
  • Urville-Nacqueville = Only on a leash.
  • Vrasville/Cosqueville = Only on a leash.
  • Donville-les-Bains = Only north from the sailing school (on a leash).
  • Hauteville-sur-Mer = Only on a leash on pebble beaches (on a leash).
  • Saint-Pair-sur-Mer/Kairon = Only on unguarded areas (on a leash).
  • Bretteville = Before 9 am and after 7 pm (on a leash).
  • Carolles = Before 9:30 am and after 8 pm (on a leash).
  • Les Pieux/Sciotot = Before 11 am and after 7 pm (on a leash).
  • Siouville-Hague = Before 9 am and after 7 pm (on a leash).

56 – Morbihan

  • Ambon = All the year on a leash on the beaches of Cromenach’, Tréhervé et Bétahon. (tourist office « arc sud bretagne »)
  • Billiers = All the day on a leash on the beach of « Plage des Granges ».(tourist office « arc sud bretagne »)
  • Erdeven = Forbiden for the dogs everywhere and all the year (tourist office)
  • Guidel = Forbiden in july and august. Allowed out of season on a leash.
  • Plouharnel = Only on a leash.

59 – Nord

  • Grand-Fort-Philippe = Only on a leash.
  • Bray-Dunes = Only on the unguarded beach (on a leash).
  • Dunkerque = Only on the seawall of the “Alliés” and “Vent” (on a leash).

62 – Pas-de-Calais

  • Audinghen = Only on a leash.
  • Blériot-Plage = Only on a leash outside the swimming area.
  • Berck-sur-Mer = Only on a leash outside the swimming area.
  • Escalles = Only on a leash.
  • Groffliers = Only on a leash.
  • Hendaye = « Allowed on the south-west next to the Socoa, on the left of the beach » (internet user)
  • Le Touquet-Paris-Plage = Only on the unguarded beach (on a leash).
  • Neufchâtel-Hardelot = Only on the unguarded beach (on a leash).
  • Oye-Plage = Only on a leash outside the swimming area (on a leash).
  • Sangatte = Only on the unguarded areas.
  • Ste Cabriel = « Allowed on the left after the caming » (internet user)
  • Wimereux = « Forbiden since June 2015 » (internet user).
  • Wissant = On a leash before 9 am and after 7 pm (on a leash).

76 – Seine Martitime

  • Berneval-le-Grand = Only on a leash.
  • Criel-sur-mer = « Forbiden for dogs since 2006. » (internet user)
  • Quiberville = Only on a leash.
  • Saint-Léonard = Only on a leash.
  • Saint-Martin-aux-Bunneaux = Only on a leash.
  • Saint-Martin-en-Campagne = Only on a leash.
  • Saint-Pierre-en-Port = Only on a leash.
  • Vattetot-sur-Mer = Only on a leash.
  • Fécamp = Only on a leash on the seawall.
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer = Only on a leash after the sailing club (on a leash).
  • Veulettes-sur-Mer = Only on a leash.
  • Etretat = Only on a leash on the promenade.

80 – Somme

  • Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme = Only on a leash.
  • Cayeux-sur-Mer = Only on the unguarded beach (on a leash).
  • Fort-Mahon-Plage = Only on the unguarded beach (on a leash).
  • Quend = Only on the unguarded beach (on a leash).
  • Quend-Plage-les-Pins = Only on a leash outside the swimming area.
  • Le Crotoy = Only at the end of the seawall after the children’s playing area and the parking lot of the “Maye”.

85 – Vendée

    • Bretignolles-sur-mer – plage de Sauzaie = « Autorisés en laisse » (internet user)
    • Olonne sur Mer = Only on a leash.
    • Aiguillon-sur-Mer = Only on the unguarded beach (on a leash).
    • [île de Noirmoutier = Barbâtre : Forbiden from 1st of July to the 31th of August. On a leash from the 1st of september to the 30th of june 1er septembre au 30 juin. La Guérinière : Forbiden from 15th of June to the 15th ofseptember. On a leash from the 16th of september to the 15th of june. L’Épine : Forbiden from 1st of June to the 31th of August. Noirmoutier en l’Ile, Le Vieil et L’Herbaudière :Forbiden from 15th of June to the 15th ofseptember. 
    • Jard sur Mer = Only on the unguarded beach (on a leash).
    • La Faute-sur-Mer = Only on a leash outside the guarded areas (on a leash).
    • La Tranche-sur-Mer = Only on a leash outside the guarded areas (on a leash. Only the beach of « Flandre-Dunkerque » is allowed on a leash during the day » (internet user).
    • Saint-Jean-de-Monts = New! Dogs aren’t allowed on every beaches. (municipality)

 

  • Notre-Dame-de-Monts = Before 9 am and after 7 pm, and before 11 am and 7 pm between the streets of « des Mouettes » and the « Pôle nautique NB ».
  • La Barre-de-Monts = The beach of the “Fromentine” is forbidden to dogs from mid-June to mid-September. The beaches of “La Grande Côte”, “la Bergère” and “les Lays” are allowed to dogs from mid-June to mid-September, before 9 am and after 7 pm and at low tide.

 

1 commentaire

  1. BATKIN, Raymond a dit :

    J’espère visiter la Bretagne (Finisterre) pendant septembre.
    J’ai lu votre site Web au sujet d’autorisation pour les chiens sur la plage.
    Est-ce que les chiens sont autorisés à entrer dans la mer? Le commentaire ‘seulement sur une laisse’
    suggérerait que cela ne peut pas être autorisé?

    Est-ce que les restrictions sont pour l’année entière ou seulement pendant la saison d’été?
    S’il y a plus de détails au sujet de chiens sur les plages, est-ce que vous pouvez me conseiller s’il vous plaît?
    Merci.

    Raymond Batkin

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