Plage de l'Ermitage, Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains

4.5
#2 of 10 in Parks in Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains
The island's longest beach, Plage de l'Ermitage attracts recreational swimmers and snorkelers with its calm waters. Shaded by a line of casuarina trees, the beach is covered with powdery white sand mostly made of ground corals and shells. The lagoon, a designated nature reserve, is protected from the dangers of the open sea--namely shark attacks and strong waves--by a fringing reef. Shallow waters make it easy and comfortable to explore the colorful wildlife along the reef, even for the experienced. Meanwhile, the beachfront cafes and restaurants offer tasty refreshment, such as coconut smoothies. Make Plage de l'Ermitage a part of your Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains vacation plans using our Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains trip planner.
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  • Big and welcoming beach. Some beach bars along the beach, however not that many. The ocean is pretty calm in this area.  more »
  • This beach or lagoon as it is often referred to, is quite busy and has a shaded area of trees which is nice. There is a bar and restaurant too. The beach has very sharp stones and coral in and around....  more »

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