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Vacations in Saint Hilaire de Riez

What to do in Saint Hilaire de Riez ?

Located on the Côte de Lumière between Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie and Saint-Jean-de-Monts, Saint Hilaire de Riez is a very extensive commune with its 13 km of coastline including more than 10 km of sumptuous beaches of fine sand as well as 3 km of rocky coastline that will delight fishermen on foot.

Its state-owned forest located along the coast is ideal for family walks, you can discover on the outskirts of the city, the salt marshes and the Breton marshes. The city is also crossed by a river: la Vie for the amateurs of fishing in river.

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At the camping in Saint Hilaire de Riez, you will be ideally located to visit the Vendee city.
There are several localities, le Pissot, Sion-sur-l’Océan, la Fradinière, les Mouettes also called les Marines, les Becs, la Pège, and les Demoiselles, each with its own soul and summer activities.

Renowned like all the Vendee for its bike paths but also its many outdoor activities offered in the summer, its water park, horse or pony rides, its accrobranche park or its bowling and laser space and for your evenings with friends its discotheques.

The sportsmen will not be disappointed : water sports have the beautiful place whether it is surfing, sky surfing, sand yachting, windsurfing. There will be something for all tastes.

Official website of Saint Hilaire de Riez

You will be able to stay in a mobile home, pitch (camper, caravan, tent) in our commune of Saint Hilaire de Riez, close to the beach, and near the flagship cities of the Vendée such as St Jean de Monts, Saint Gilles Croix de vie, l’ile d’yeu, l’ile de Noirmoutier and much more on the Atlantic Coast.

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5 good reasons to stay in Saint Hilaire de Riez

  • Enjoy the magnificent wild beaches of Saint Hilaire de Riez.
  • Hiking off the beaten track from the coast to the marshland.
  • Get a lot of thrills : Sion water sports center or Les Becs surfing center..
  • Explore the Salt Marshes of Life.
  • Walk along the Atlantic coastline and visit the most beautiful lighthouses. (Big Earth Fire)
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Top 10 activities in Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez

Located on the Côte de la Lumière, the city of Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez is a destination where you can recharge your batteries with family or friends, seducing by the beauty of its landscapes and the richness of its heritage.
Several activities can be enjoyed there, whether on the beach, in the forest or in the heart of the city.
Find below some essential activities for an unforgettable stay in the Vendée:

Visit of the salt marshes of Life

The walk allows you to learn more about the daily work of the saunier and the techniques he uses for the exploitation of the marshes, but also to discover the fauna and flora that these natural spaces shelter. Discover the marais salants de la Vie in Vendée.

Strolls and hikes on the Corniche vendéenne

Walking along the pedestrian path along the coast allows you to cross a whole mosaic of breathtaking landscapes, from the Demoiselles beach to the Pelle-à-Porteau and up to the Corniche Vendéenne. Consult the most beautiful hikes from Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez in Vendée.

Take your children to Dino’s Park

The park is full of surprises and activities for visitors of all ages, from the screening of documentaries to treasure hunts, the discovery of rock paintings, the excavation area or play areas such as inflatable games, wooden games …

The Devil’s Hole Marine Cave

With a depth of about 20 m, the Rié cornice cave is an atypical and steep cavity. A true marvel of nature, it consists of a vast arch from which one can enjoy an exceptional view of the open sea.

A day at the Atlantic Toboggan

Located a stone’s throw from the sea, the water park in the Vendée is a delight for children and adults alike, with heated pools, multi-track slides, children’s playgrounds, a relaxation area with jacuzzis, a river with buoys and a wave pool.

Try your hand at water activities

Vacationers can choose among several places to practice their favorite nautical activities :

  • The nautical base of Sion, close to the Corniche vendéenne ;
  • The nautical base of Les Demoiselles where you can practice sand yachting, surfing, stand-up paddle, canoeing, sailing or beach games ;
  • The nautical base of Les Vallées (optimist, catamaran, canoe-kayak, stand-up paddle, etc.).

The state forest

The state-owned forest is one of the region’s unmissable natural sites. It covers 2,280 ha and stretches over 25 km, from Fromentine in the north to Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez in the south. It is mainly composed of old dunes, mostly wooded.

Visit of Grosse Terre fire

The site is unavoidable especially because it is one of the last big fires built in France. The passage of rotating beams produces a glow that does not go unnoticed in the surrounding area. Discover the Villa Grosse Terre in Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez.

The Villa Grosse Terre

Situated on the Corniche Vendéenne, on the edge of the commune of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, this beautiful residence has belonged to the commune of Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez since 2009. The acquisition of this villa is part of the conservation policy of the town of La Corniche Vendéenne in its entirety.

Discovery of the beaches of Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez

Holidaymakers can choose from several plages :

  • The beach of Les Salins, a long stretch of fine sand where you can enjoy moments of idleness ;
  • The beach of Les Becs, particularly appreciated for its tranquility but also for its summer surfing base ;
  • The Seagull beach, perfect for family leisure activities and adapted to disabled people ;
  • The beach of La Pège, also dedicated to family fun ;
  • La Parée Préneau beach, a paradise for kite enthusiasts ;
  • The beach of Riez, where kite lovers also flourish ;
  • La Grande Plage de Sion, located in the heart of the seaside resort and hosting a nautical base (dinghies, catamarans, single or double kayaks, sailboards, stand-up paddle) and a beach club for children ;
  • The beach of Bussoleries, a sandy cove which makes the happiness of the families at low tide ;
  • La Pelle-à-Porteau, a small creek at the foot of the Corniche Vendéenne ;
  • La plage des Cinq Pineaux, a small cove where children can play safely ;
  • The 60 Bornes beach, a stretch of fine sand where families with young children flourish ;
  • La plage des Demoiselles 1, a long sandy beach perfect for fishing and other water sports ;
  • The beach of Les Demoiselles 2, perfect for gable fishing, sand castles and various water activities such as kitesurfing or surfing.