Welcome to Le Lavandou
With a small but intact old town and 12km of golden sand, the former fishing village of Le Lavandou is now an overbuilt family-oriented beach resort. The faux castle on the seafront is the tourist office; opposite, boats sail to the Îles des Hyères. Tiny Plage du Rayol and Plage de l’Escale are particularly enchanting beaches: they’re backed by pine trees and have a restaurant on the sand. As the D559 hugs the coast going west, you'll reach Plage du Layet, the beautiful beach at Cavalière (not to be confused with Cavalaire-sur-Mer).