Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Charente Maritime beaches hit the spot
It was the senior partners birthday on Monday so I took a hooky day off work and we went to the coast with the girls.
Being August Royan was pretty packed so we took a side road and ended up in a cove on the north side called Conche de Pontaillac.
It was far less crowded and we even nabbed the last beach-facing table at the "Le Calu Met" restaurant next to the casino where J-A and the girls had grilled sardines and pronounced them delicious.
The sandy beach was impeccably clean and the water warm and clear. There are a host of ice cream parlours to choose from and we'll certainly be making a return visit soon.
We're spoilt for choice living here and we could easily spend a week exploring the coastline rather than the "hit and run" day jobs that we tend to do.