La Jenny Beach – How to get there

By | July 14, 2013

This beach is the most isolated but the most worthwhile to go to and it also the closest to Bordeaux. Make your way to the town of Le Porge and follow the signs and billboards to La Jenny, which is on ‘Route de La Jenny’.

When you arrive at the turn off to La Jenny (look for the golf course and the nudists playing golf, this is very popular with the older folk) continue on and depending how busy the beach is you will see parked cars on the side of the road. On a busy day these can be almost at the turn off to La Jenny.

Anyway, its about 1 1/2 kilometers or so to the end of the road, that follows the northern boundary fence of La Jenny, my suggestion is to park at the first park you find as you are likely to be part of a procession of vehicles heading towards the beach.

At the end of the road you will see a small cul-de-sac, and dual walking, cycle track, where you have two choices.

  • Walk south and follow the walking track until you see the back entrance to La Jenny and follow the people going to the beach – this will put you right on the La Jenny beach. It’s about a 2 Km walk. (Nothing is easy to get to when it comes to our beaches.)
  • Continue walking from the road over the dunes and onto the beach.  Again it’s a bit of a trek but you will have company. Once you hit the beach you will find it quite busy but also textile. Turn left or south and walk. You will see some people nude and in the distance about 1500 meters more people on the beach. This is La Jenny. The first part you come to is not patrolled nor legal – but tolerated. The further south you go the fewer textiles you will see.

         You can probably do the same from the south and walk north along the beach to La Jenny but it seems a very long way, but if you enjoying walking on deserted beaches why not.

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