Did you know that Passage du Gois is one of the best spots in the north-west of the Vendée for shore fishing? Cockles, clams, razor clams and prawns - the choice is yours on the foreshore!

With the tides to guide you, fishing on foot is like treasure hunting in the great outdoors. It's a free and easy way to enjoy time together as a family, alone or with friends... and a tasty meal too!

While fishing on foot is a relaxing and leisurely activity, it's important not to overlook the rules and to be as well-equipped as possible. Boots, a basket and the right accessories: landing net, clam knife, claw, soup spoon... these are the essentials.

A few rules to follow...

Our advice

Be aware of the tide times, don't get trapped by the rising water and respect the flora and fauna. Limit your fishing to what you are going to eat.

Simon Bourcier

For fishermen : Fishing on foot is an unforgettable experience, and to get the most out of it, it's a good idea to follow a few rules to make things as comfortable as possible:

  • Make sure you wear closed shoes, as the shells may look harmless, but they're not!
  • For your own safety, take a mobile phone with you so you know the time and, in the worst case, can call for help! Don't forget that the Passage du Gois is a submersible road!

For the ecosystem The coastline is a fragile environment, so it's important to do all we can to preserve it!

  • It is advisable to collect shellfish by hand to preserve the coastline.
  • As in all public places, do not leave litter on the fishing spot.

Get the support you need to fish well!

With theAssociation de Pêche Loisirs Atlantique Vendée (APLAV)If you're interested in fishing, why not take a leisurely stroll along the legendary Passage du Gois. You'll learn all about the techniques and regulations involved. Clams, cockles, oysters and more await you.


Simon Bourcier

Cage beacon

Take advantage of your visit to the Passage du Gois to climb to the top of a beacon and admire the panoramic view over the Baie de Bourgneuf and the island of Noirmoutier!

Admiral of the coasts

Clam fishing... at sea!

Discover sea fishing in the company of the Admiral of the Coasts, who will accompany you to exceptional locations for an unforgettable experience.

During high tides and after an hour's sail, Sandy's boat runs aground on the sandbanks near Noirmoutier to fish for clams.

An experience worth sharing!

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