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The most beautiful beaches in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

The village is a high place of the Provencal culture, and welcomes every year in May a great pilgrimage. But Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer is also a famous seaside resort on the Camargue coast. Discover the most beautiful beaches and the many water activities of this sunny tourist destination, in the heart of wild and preserved landscapes.

Between Land and Sea

Between the sea and the ponds of the Camargue, several beaches welcome holidaymakers to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.

The Clos du Rhône beach, located further west, is divided into several coves protected by dikes. Although it offers a family atmosphere, it does not have a first-aid station.

The Crin Blanc beach, about 600 meters long, is located a little off the road. Private beaches offer mattresses for rent and allow you to have lunch, dinner or a drink with your feet in the water.

Close to the city center, the Arena beach is equipped with a first-aid station open in season, as well as toilets and showers. Dikes protect it from winds and waves.

Further east, a last supervised beach awaits lovers of swimming and sunbathing. It also hosts several straw huts.

The wild beaches of the Camargue

The Camargue, between land and sea, is an invitation to escape with its large natural and open spaces. The beaches of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer are no exception to the rule and for the most part embody the idea that one can be at the end of the world.

By taking the road to the Gacholle Lighthouse, you will pass along large stretches of deserted sand and manage to find an isolated and wild corner, even in the heart of the summer season. Your day at the water’s edge takes on an adventurous air: bring water and a parasol to protect you from the sun, and enjoy the sea that awaits you as far as the eye can see.

Water Activities

Swimming and sunbathing are not the only water activities offered on the beaches of this seaside resort. By renting a kayak, you can enjoy the treasures of the coast in a different way. Want to experience a vacation rich in emotions? It is also possible to get a lot of thrills: jet-ski, towed buoy, water skiing, kitesurfing, flyfish… Scuba diving is an opportunity to discover the corals, the posidonia and the fauna sometimes endemic to the Mediterranean sea bed. Private beaches, restaurants, cafes and shops contribute to the festive atmosphere of the seaside resort, day or night: mattress rental, terrace a few meters from the waves…

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