Although in the middle of rural France, there are a number of lake and river beaches nearby. The lake beach at La Puye is 10 minutes drive from the gîte and has a restaurant and walk around the edge of the lake, as well as a waterslide for the children to enjoy.
Also 10 minutes from the gîte is the riverside beach at La Bussière. Although smaller than the beach at La Puye, La Bussière has a children's play area, table tennis, a snack bar, volleyball net and some short walks.
For a larger beach, there is Saint Cyr Lake, near to Poitiers. Saint Cyr has a café/restaurant and children's play area, as well as pedalos, kayaks and canoes for hire. There is also a nature reserve, sailing club and golf club on the same site. (In summer there is a charge for entry to St Cyr.)