La Couarde – 1250 inhabitants – name of the inhabitants: couardais
Right at the heart of the Ile de Ré between Le Bois-Plage and Ars en Re, and probably its true centre in many respects, La Couarde is ideally situated…
Just like Bois-Plage, La Couarde is renowned for its beautiful sandy beaches which stretch 5km along the coast, lined with dunes and pine forests, offering the opportunity to sail, windsurf or simply lay out in the sun. La Couarde also boasts a port on the north side of the island in an inlet which protects it from the ocean.
Right at the heart of the Ile de Ré between Le Bois-Plage and Ars en Re, and probably its true centre in many respects, La Couarde is ideally situated if you want to discover the island on foot or by bike, either to the north and east (Saint Martin, Le Bois-Plage, La Flotte or to the west (Ars and Les Portes).
There aren’t just trees and beaches at La Couarde. Besides the typical winding streets lined with whitewashed cottages, (one of which may well be your holiday let), the charming church and tiny boutiques in the centre of the village, you also have access to the cultural centre of La Maline, which is a cinema, theatre and gallery rolled into one, a big summer market, a nine court tennis club and many trendy bars and restaurants near the sea front, such as the restaurant Taxi Brousse, not forgetting the open air nightclub of the Pergola.
In other words the perfect spot for family holidays with both young and teenage children.