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“Refreshing stop in the Ardeche”
Review of Isla Cool Douce

Isla Cool Douce
Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Chauzon
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Owner description: Isla Cool Douce is a private beach in front of the Cirque de Gens. It's location is unique. There are 2 sand beaches and 4 pools guarded by life guards.We also offer the canoe trip of the Ardeche from Balazuc until the beach. Furthermore we have good beer and great snack. The ideal spot to come and enjoy with family, friends, or just relax on your own. - 2 sand beaches - 3 pools- 1 children's pool - Lifeguard supervision - Zone Beach Volley, Ping-Pong, Children's garden, kid's games - Renting of pedalboats, canoes and SUPs - Resto - Bar - Snack - Icecreams - Drinks - PicNic zone - private parking. Enjoy our exclusive 'formula ISLA': - trip in canoë - Entrance inclusive - Free drink at arrival. Multiple trips a day. Multiple formulas: start at the beach, or arrival at the beach, moderate descent starting from Balazuc, big descent from Lanas, etc,..
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed 21 July 2015

For when the weather is hot and you don't only want to swim in the river, visit Isla Cool Douce. Besides the river, you can also jump in to several swimming pools (not super huge, but good enough to swim a bit)
The costs are 4 euros per person (babies for free) and parking is 5 euros for the whole day. The great thing is that they have set a small part that is just available for (children) swimming, although still it's quickly very deep water. You can rent canoes and water bikes, and most of them even have slides for children on them. I think it was about 8 euros to rent one.
There is a snack bar and toilets when needed. The beach is nice, but very hot, so bring shoes (preferably water shoes that you can keep on in the water). It is possible to swim, lounge on your airbed, across the river and jump from high cliffs. Didn't measure them but I think they range from about 2 m to 10 m high. Wonderful sight to see people jump!
Very alert manager present as well, one of the girls fell and hurt her head, because my friend's french wasn't too good - immediately the Belgian owner showed up. All was well with the kid by the way!

Thank Liset1978
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Reviewed 6 July 2015

Lovely beach with sunny and shady parts. Sand beach and swimming Pools. Lovely rocks to jump of.
Very friendly people to help and serve you.
Good meals for à very fair price.

Thank Chris V
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

Paying private beach but well worth the visit, having most needs for a several hour stay- toilets, snack bar[serving hot food], sandy beach, shade[if you're not too late], rental of pedalos and canoes. Good for swimmers but non-swimmers need care as the beach slopes quickly in parts. Children will love it.

Thank terencek2
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Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

A good part of the river for swimming and diving. Tables for picnic. Didn't use the "swimming" pools as colder than the river. Limited shade on the beach.

Thank snoflx
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

3E pp plus 3E car parking. Large sandy river beach with grassy and shaded areas too.Hammocks, picnic tables reasonably priced snack bar and bar. Canoes and pedalos to hire. There are clean toilets and 3 small swimming pools with a lifeguard on duty at both the pool and beach. Kids and adults were jumping from the cliffs into the river - would never be allowed in England, (health & safety). No complaints of boredom from the teens. Bring a picnic and your lilo. Went twice we enjoyed it so much.Even though it was August, not uncomfortably busy.

Thank msnicjac
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