© Alexandre Lamoureux

Water sports

around Saint-Nazaire

Saint-Nazaire, close to the famed sandy bay and resort of La Baule, boasts its own utterly beautiful coastline, with its beaches and coves, a splendid bay, a coastal path several kilometres long, and more. There are plenty of opportunities for enjoying water-based activities here, as a family or among friends.


Water sports

around Saint-Nazaire

A city by the sea

Base nautique du Bois Joalland (Le Bois Joalland Sailing Centre)

Kayaking, windsurfing and sailing in Optimist dinghies are all on offer at Le Bois Joalland Sailing Centre.

  • Sailing activities: on Optimist dinghies (from 7 years of age); windsurfing (from 10 years of age)
  • Kayaking activities: Kayak polo (from 7 years of age), river kayaking and canoeing possible
  • Open: year-round

Base nautique du Skate Park (Le Skate Park Sailing Centre)

You can learn or practise sailing in catamarans or windsurfing here (on a full course, via group classes, or simply by hiring vessels) or then opt for hiring a pirogue (flat-bottomed) canoe (for one or two people).

  • Open: in summer

An app allowing you to discover and enjoy sailing

Don’t have your own boat, but you’d like to go sailing on one? A new app, Share my sea, connects boat owners with people who don’t have their own vessel but would like to get out to sea in a specific area. You can download this  mobile app, using geolocation, for free, enabling you to find – or to offer – sailing opportunities around where you are.