Bird Watching

Beaumont is situated at the edge of the vast nature reserve of Moëze, several hundreds of hectares of old salt marshes which are home to an astonishing variety of wildlife. Among the birds to be seen there are:

Spring Migration Winter
Spoonbill Greylag Goose Greylag goose
Little egret Purple heron White-fronted goose
White stork Cattle egret Shelduck
Shelduck Spoonbill Surface feeding ducks
Gadwall Pintail Hen harrier
Black kite Shovelet Marsh harrier
Short-toed eagle Garganey Peregrine
Marsh harrier Red kite Merlin
Montagu’s harrier Honey buzzard Oystercatcher
Black-winged stilt Hobby Avocet
Avocet Crane Golden plover
Little ringed plover Ringed plover Grey plover
Redshank Dotterel Lapwing
Little owl Bar-tailed godwit Common snipe
Hoopoe Whimbrel Dunlin
Rock pipit Spotted redshank Curlew
Yellow wagtail Marsh sandpiper Spotted redshank
Blue throat Phalaropes Short-eared owl
Reed warbler Curlew sandpiper Dartford warbler.
Fan-tailed warbler Knot  
Corn bunting Little stint  
Reed bunting. Temminck’s stint  
  Little gull  
  Little tern  
  White-winged black tern  
  Whinchat  
  Northern wheater.  

Golf

There are a number of excellent 18-hole courses within about a half-hour drive. It is possible to buy a combined ticket giving access to the courses at La Rochelle, Royan and Saintes at substantially reduced prices (depending on time of year) and it is possible to negotiate a similar deal at Cognac.

Walking and Cycling

The surrounding area is excellent walking and cycling country and we can provide detailed maps of recommended routes to suit all levels of stamina and ability. We have a several bicycles available to guests at no extra charge.