BEACH OPEN – The end of the ban on access to beaches is lifted on June 2, 2020. But this Pentecost weekend, some beaches on the Atlantic and Mediterranean coast are still closed and very few beaches are static. Consult our list of open beaches by department.

[Updated May 29, 2020 at 3:38 p.m.] If all the beaches in France will be able to reopen this Tuesday, June 2, 2020, the date of the second phase of deconfinement of the coronavirus, nothing indicates that the conditions of access will be the same everywhere . Mayors will be free to decide the terms of access to beaches in their city. In Marseille, for example, all the beaches will finally reopen, but in dynamic mode.

Currently and until Pentecost Monday, the majority of beaches in France are open to the public in “dynamic” mode in order to comply with health measures against the coronavirus: only swimming, walking, individual sports and leisure activities, Recreational fishing and recreational activities are permitted.

Sunbathing is only allowed on certain beaches in Corsica, La Grande Motte in Hérault or Leucate in Aude, the first towns in France to organize a “static” beach system by reservation. There are 252 pitches installed over 2,000 square meters on the communal beach of La Grande Motte. Bookable free online at midday on the tourist office website, these “reserved squares” allow you to land on the sand to sunbathe without wearing a mask, for 2, 4 or 6 people maximum, even whether it is forbidden to eat, to telephone, to smoke or to go there with animals. It is the same, but without markings on the ground, on Kyklos beach in Port-Leucate, with free reservations on 4-hour slots via this online device.

Good news in Guidel in Morbihan, the beach of Bas Pouldu and the Grande Plage which goes from Pen Er Malo to Fort-Bloqué have gone from “dynamic” mode to “static” mode. In Moëlan-sur-Mer in Finistère, the beaches of Kerfany and Trénez have also become static beaches, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., respecting the rules of social distancing and barrier gestures.

On all other beaches and until June 2, sunbathing, group sports and activities, picnics, barbecues, consumption of alcohol, gatherings of more than 10 people, traffic and parking motorized vehicles are prohibited.

If all the beaches are to reopen on June 2, 2020, discover the beaches that are open this long weekend of Pentecost, in the 25 departments out of the 96 in the metropolis that have a coastline, and in the 5 overseas departments. Sea, and under what conditions. For a targeted search by department, use our summary opposite.

Of the 16 coastal municipalities in the department, to date, only the municipalities of Beaulieu, Eze, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and Villefranche-sur-Mer do not make their beaches accessible. Here is the list of towns whose beaches are open: Menton, Roquebrune-Cap Martin, Cap d’Ail, Nice, Saint-Laurent-du-Var, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Villeneuve-Loubet, Antibes, Cannes, Mandelieu, Théoule -sur-Mer, Vallauris-Golfe-Juan.

On the 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. slot, the following beaches are accessible with the usual deconfinement bans, and prohibited nautical activities in addition, except prefectural derogation (see the prefectural press release):

The following beaches have reopened by decision of the prefect:

Deauville beach is only open from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., for the sole purpose of walking and training horses (see prefectural decree). Trouville beach will reopen on June 2 in a “dynamic” version. The other accessible beaches can be seen in the map below, published by the Calvados prefecture. Please note, “the procedures for opening the beaches are specific to each of them, refer to the prefectural and municipal decrees for more information.”

According to a prefectural decree, the beaches that have reopened are those of the municipalities of Angoulins, Ars-en-Ré, Aytré, Bourcefranc-Le Chapus, Chatelaillon-Plage, Dolus d’Oléron, Fouras, Ile d’Aix, La Brée- les-Bains, La Couarde-sur-Mer, La Flotte, La Tremblade, La Rochelle, Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré, Le Château-d’Oléron, Le Grand-Village-Plage, Les Mathes-La Palmyre, Les Portes-en-Ré, L’Houmeau, Loix, Marennes-Hiers-Brouage, Meschers, Port des Barques-Madame Island, Rivedoux-Plage, Royan, Saint-Denis d’Oléron, Saint-Georges-de-Didonne, Saint- Georges d’Oléron, Saint-Martin-de-Ré, Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, Saint-Pierre-d’Oléron, Saint-Trojan-les-Bains, Sainte-Marie-de-Ré, Vaux-sur-Mer .

Almost all Corsican beaches have reopened, from morning to evening, with the authorization to do “dynamic” activities and sunbathe (except on the beaches of Pietrosella, Albitreccia and Grosseto-Pugna in the south of the Gulf of Ajaccio), explained the prefect of Corsica Franck Robine during a press conference.

Three municipalities in Corse-du-Sud remain closed until further notice: Coti-Chiavari in the southern Gulf of Ajaccio, Appietto and Alata in the Gulf of Lava north of Ajaccio. Bonifacio’s 5 small urban beaches also remain closed.

Many beaches have reopened in Finistère, including the beaches of Locmaria-Plouzané. Good news in Moëlan-sur-Mer, the beaches of Kerfany and Trénez have become static beaches.

In Fouesnant, many beaches have closed until August 31 to protect rare species of birds and dune flora. Check out the open beaches in the map below, with specific restrictions for each:

In the Gard, some beaches in Grau-du-Roi are now accessible. Read the prefectoral decree.

150 beaches have reopened in Gironde, in the following twenty municipalities:

Bouzigues beaches are closed until further notice.

Many beaches have reopened in Ille-et-Vilaine. Check them out in the map below, with specific restrictions for each:

Discover below the list of open beaches and lakes, erected by the Prefect of Landes, and likely to evolve:

In Loire-Atlantique, access to these beaches is limited to the exercise of dynamic activities (walking, swimming, individual sports practice, fishing on foot) during the day from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (see the prefectural decree):

According to information from the prefecture, the beaches that remain closed due to incivility are those of the municipalities of Billiers, Damgan (the beaches of Kervoyal, Landrezac, Saint-Guérin, Pointe du Bil, Govet, Treutan, Lenn are authorized only for nautical activities), La Trinité-sur-Mer and Saint-Philibert. The beaches in the town of Erdeven, which were closed for the Ascension weekend, have reopened.

In Guidel, Bas Pouldu beach and the large beach that goes from Pen Ar Malo to Fort-Bloqué have gone into “static” mode. The prefecture of Morbihan has authorized the reopening of beaches in 33 municipalities of the department, discover them in the map below:

Access to the beaches of the communes of Bray-Dunes, Dunkerque, Grand-Fort-Philippe, Gravelines, Leffrinckoucke and Zuydcoote, as well as nautical and recreational activities are authorized for non-static activities. See the prefectural decree.

Access to the beaches of the following municipalities is authorized during the day, between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.:

> See the list of prefectural decrees on a case-by-case basis.

These time slots are permitted for non-static activities, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. only:

> See the full list of accessible beaches and lakes

Consult below the table of beaches opened by the prefect of the Pyrénées-Orientales. Attention, the beaches of Collioure, Cerbère and the beach of the priory of Marcevol in Arboussols, which are not listed in the table below, have reopened.

The beaches of Seine-Maritime are open under “dynamic” use and each has specific restrictions. For example, the beach in Le Havre is accessible between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. for walking, swimming or practicing individual water sports. See the prefectural decrees.

The prefecture has authorized access to beaches and nautical and recreational activities in the coastal towns of Ault, Cayeux-sur-Mer, Fort-Mahon-Plage, Le Crotoy, Mers-les-Bains, Quend, Saint-Valery -sur-Somme and Woignarue. Source

Find the long list of beaches that have reopened via the message from the Prefect of Var below. Be careful however, due to non-compliance with the instructions in Ramatuelle, the Escalet beach and its coastal path are again closed to the public. On the Porquerolles coast, it is no longer one beach that has opened, but three: La Courtade, Silver Beach and Notre-Dame Beach, all three accessible to the public, statically and dynamically.

Here is the list of Vendée beaches that have reopened by prefectural decree:

19 municipalities have reopened their beaches. “Among the authorized activities, swimming, therapeutic treatments at sea, nautical, aquatic and underwater sports are permitted as long as the municipalities authorize it and that they are practiced individually, outside the structure, with their own equipment” announces the prefect. All beaches are “closed between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.”. A prefectural decree also authorizes access to two bathing sites in the town of Morne-à-l’eau. Here is the summary map of the open beaches:

From sunrise until 11 a.m. and then from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the following beaches are open for individual sports activities (such as walking, running, swimming or others) and without static parking, the prefecture reported in a communicated :

According to the Prefecture of Guyana website, “beaches are only open for walking and running”.

The Reunion prefecture has also chosen to open its beaches: “Access to the beaches is authorized for swimming and walking. It is forbidden to park on the beaches, to picnic there or to practice team sports”, announces the site of the prefecture of Reunion. The coastal paths have also been reopened.

The island of Mayotte is still in the orange zone on the deconfinement map of the Ministry of Health. However, its beaches are accessible to the public in compliance with barrier measures, as is the case, according to a prefectural decree, from the town of Dzaoudzi-Labattoir to Petite-Terre where the beaches of Moya 1 and 2, Badamiers, Papani Poudjou, Le Faré, Monaco Four à chaux, the Port de Plaisance de Dzaoudzi, Vasière des Badamiers and Lake Dziani are open. The practice of a team sport, the gathering of more than 10 people and wood fires are prohibited.

All the beaches in mainland France and in the overseas departments will reopen on June 2, 2002, under strict sanitary conditions on a case-by-case basis.