Ilet Loup Garou

Îlet Loup-Garou is a small, uninhabited piece of land in the commune of Le Robert. It is an ovoid-shaped sandbank surrounded by white sand beaches, with a reef at its center. It rests on a bed of madreporic rocks.

Compared with the other islets of Le Robert, it is far. In fact, it lies 4 kilometers off the coast of  Le Robert and 9 km east of the town. Access to it is extremely dangerous, due to the currents of the Atlantic Ocean.

Îlet Loup-Garou has no houses or buildings on site.

Much frequented by tourists, it is a protected site that has been closed to the public since 2013 to protect it from degradation. It is visited daily. Indeed, when the sea is not rough and weather conditions are good, it regularly attracts an average of fifty visitors. Some local fishermen even report that people may camp there for 3 or 4 days, or even just one night.

There are several tour operators offering excursions into the area, allowing visitors to explore this small piece of land that is virtually devoid of vegetation.

Îlet Loup-Garou has no quay to be boarded.

It offers a wide range of water-based activities, including sailing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, kayaking and other fun water sports.

The degradation observed in these areas and the vulnerability of these natural environments have led to the implementation of appropriate protection measures.

A biotope protection decree was introduced in 2007 to preserve the natural environment. The aim is to protect the habitat necessary for the survival of the species. This habitat is their feeding, resting and breeding ground. The alteration, degradation and destruction of these territories are prohibited. Failure to comply with these rules can result in severe penalties.

Lastly, Îlet Loup-Garou is one of the islets in the advanced conservation phase.