The turbulent waves of the Atlantic coast are a challenge for boaters. The sandy beaches are sometimes so wide that you will think you are in the desert. In the neighbourhood you will find beautiful towns and charming seaside towns.
The Atlantic coast extends from the Vendée and the Costa Lisboa. Although every piece of coastline has its own character, they also have one thing in common, endless wide and fine white beaches. You can see the rock formations and the ocean crashing against them. There are high waves that will make the heart of many sailors beat faster. Along the coast there are shellfish for the taking. In France, the oysters are a specialty. Come and taste at the local market.
Resorts with low white houses, small islands off the coast, hilly hinterland with windmills, meadows and fields. That's the west coast of France at a glance. Deep in the south of Europe you will find the Costa Lisboa. The ocean is rougher but the waves are even more spectacular. It is the spot for surf pros and a great place to dive. However you should also visit the cities of Lisbon and Porto, which are set directly on the Atlantic coast.
Holiday on the Vendée and Costa Lisboa
Dé aquatics coast of Europe
Ocean City: Lisbon, Porto and La Rochelle
On the menu: oysters and shellfish
Impressive rock formations and high cliffs
Average summer temperature: 25 to 28 degrees
Discover the legend of the cockerel of Portugal
Protected area at Praia d'El Rey on the Costa Lisboa
Eat oysters at Sable d'Olonne
For home: a bottle of Cognac from Poitou Charentes