The wide Almanarre beach is very well known amongst fans of windsurfing. Due to its exposure to the mistral, the sport can be practised for most of the year. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced, several schools are available.
The beach of Almanarre is the largest beach of Hyères, one of the largest seaside resorts of the Var and the Côte d'Azur. Located between the Mediterranean and the salt marshes, accessible by the road of Salt, this stretch of fine sand of nearly 4 km long appeared recently in the list of the most beautiful beaches of the world of the New York Times. Upon arrival, you will be surprised to see flamingos near the dunes. The main car park is at the end of the beach to the north, on the Almanarre road, where Olbia beach begins. You can also park along the marshes, but places are scarce in high season. With 300 days of sunshine and 250 days of wind a year, Almanarre Bay is a veritable paradise for windsurfing.
Located near the main car park, this windsurfing school offers introductory and advanced courses. Led by three windsurfing enthusiasts, she is also specialized in the rental of equipment: board, kayak, stand up paddle (SUP), harnesses ... Group and individual classes are organized for adults, teens and children.
This sailing school created in 1986 is located south of the beach of Almanarre, on the peninsula of Giens. It enjoys an excellent location, with direct access to the gently sloping beach. Put on your neoprene wetsuit, grab your board, learn to slip on the water and do your first tricks! Spin Out offers specific windsurfing lessons for children ages 8 to 12, introductory courses and courses for intermediate / advanced level. She is also specialized in sailing courses and catamaran, kayak, stand up paddle and bike rentals.