La Tranche-sur-Mer is a commune in the Vendée department in the Pays de la Loire region in western France.
The final stages of the “action of 30 June 1798”, during which all three combatant frigates grounded, was fought just off the harbour.
La Tranche-sur-Mer offers, along its 14.7 km of fine sand:
- an aquatic center
- five surf spots allowing both beginners and more experienced to indulge in the pleasures of skiing
- one of the most popular surf spots is Terrière beach
- a six hectare body of water for initiation to sailing
- a nautical center with a rinsing area for equipment
- eight aid stations
- launching equipment such as a “tiralo” and a “hippocampus” for people with reduced mobility
- mooring areas – 430 moorings, 39 of which are equipped (daytime use)
- Shore fishing (shellfish and crustaceans: scallops, clams, oysters, winkles, shrimps, crabs, etc.)
- Sea fishing (in maritime waters: mullet, sea bass, sea bream, sole, etc.)