Superbe plage avec vue sur le fort lalatte. Parfaite pour la rando palme masque tuba. Eviter d'y a marée haute car elle devient très petite. Plus pour amoureux de la mer et de la côte que les bains de soleil.
This beach was one of those used by SOE from which to pick up various people ie agents, evaders, escapers, and others to be transported to England by MGB (a rather speedy gun-boat).
The French end of the operation was code-named the "Var" organisation. One particularly interesting incident occurred on 24 December 1943 when MGB 502 was spotted by German coastal sentries and thus came under a huge artillery and small arms attack. 502 was fortunate to escape the narrow Bay de la Frenaye.
Meanwhile, a large party of prospective escapers were in the hands of the Resistance, waiting on the beach and hidden from the nearby Germans. When the shooting started, this group of 12 agents and airmen returned post-haste to "Les Feux Follets", a villa near Sainte-Caste, owned by Aristide Sicot's family. From there, they were re-distributed around eastern Brittany to await another attempt.