Betahon

OSPAR beach ID: 
FR013
Country: 
France
Region: 
4. Bay of Biscay
Summary information
Tourism: 
No
Cleaned: 
Yes
Litter collection: 
Yes
Beach factsheet: 
Yes
Beach geography
Beach width at mean low spring tide: 
10m
Beach width at mean high spring tide: 
100m
Total length of beach: 
1800m
Back of beach: 
Dunes
Prevailing currents off the beach: 
N
Prevailing currents off the beach: 
W
Prevailing winds: 
S
Prevailing winds: 
W
Direction the beach is facing when looking from the beach to the sea: 
S
Direction the beach is facing when looking from the beach to the sea: 
W
Beach coordinates
GPS coordinate 100m Start N/S: 
47°31'6.47"N
100m Start E/W: 
2°30'2.73"W
GPS coordinate 100m End N/S: 
47°31'9.92"N
100m End E/W: 
2°30'3.52"W
GPS coordinate 1km Start N/S: 
47°31'6.47"N
1km Start E/W: 
2°30'2.73"W
GPS coordinate 1km End N/S: 
47°31'30.43"N
1km End E/W: 
2°30'38.47"W
Date position measured: 
01 June 2013
Beach location
Beach features
Type of beach material (%coverage): 
sand 100%
Beach topography: 
flat slope <20% in the upper part)
Any objects in the sea that influence the currents: 
no
Beach usage & access
Usage 1: 
Swimming
Usage 1 when: 
Seasonal
Usage 2: 
Board sports
Usage 2 when: 
Whole year round
Usage 3: 
Coastal walking
Usage 3 when: 
Whole year round
Access to the beach: 
Pedestrian
Nearest town
Distance to the nearest town: 
2.0km
Nearest town: 
Billiers
Position of the town in relation to survey area: 
NE
Residential population of this town: 
1000
Residential & tourist population in summer: 
1000
Tourist population in summer: 
2000
Developments
Development behind the beach: 
Yes
Development description: 
Not immediately but behind in the NW, as well as a small harbour facing the beach in the south
Food/drink outlets
Are there food and/or drink outlets on the beach: 
Yes
Distance from the survey area to the food and/or drink outlet: 
0.5km
Present all year round: 
No
Months it is present: 
july, aougust
Position of food and/or drink outlet in relation to the survey area: 
N
Position of food and/or drink outlet in relation to the survey area: 
S
Nearest shipping lane
Distance from the beach to the nearest shipping lane: 
30.0km
Type of shipping that uses this lane: 
All kinds
Position of shipping lane in relation to survey area: 
S
Nearest harbour
Distance from the beach to the nearest harbour: 
20.0km
Harbour name: 
La Turballe
Position of the harbour in relation to the survey area: 
E
Type of harbour: 
fishing harbour (the biggest one in the area – high sea trawlers)
Size of harbour: 
90(number of ships)
Nearest river mouth
Distance from the beach to the nearest river mouth: 
0.5km
Name of the river: 
La Vilaine
Position of river mouth in relation to survey area: 
E
Beach cleaning
Beach cleaning all year round: 
Other
Beach cleaning seasonal: 
Weekly
Seasonal cleaning months: 
summer
Cleaning method: 
Both manually and with machines
Responsible for cleaning: 
Beach cleaning regular: municipality Ospar survey (with pick-up of observed litter): Surfrider NGO