Excellent Argeles is frequently said to be one of the best beaches in all of France - and this half of the beach certainly deserves that accolade. Excellent The King of Languedoc's beaches, Espiguette stretches for kilometre after kilometre of fine sandy dunes. The beach is quite long but not that deep, and you'll have to put up with the sight of holiday homes behind it. Good Further down the coast and away from the built-up mass beaches of Palavas and Carnon we find Maguelone. Suddenly, hills and trees appear, giving Racou a cozier fee it's like Leucate in this respect.
Reviewed August 10, Lovely meal on the beach.
Plage gay - Picture of Elia Beach, Elia
Again, there's a long boardwalk lined with flowers separating buildings and beach, but the buildings here are just taller and more imposing and the beach less deep. Good Gruissan is a popular seaside resort village with a ruin on top of a hill above the village itself. Racou has the feel of an Australian or Californian beach town, with lots of little shops and greenery. Excellent Very popular with wind surfers, La Franqui's beach is large and wide, with fine sand. Full review to come The beach is enormous, like many of Languedoc's beaches, but it has the edge in two important respects.
Beach-beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and we tend to prefer our beaches wild and remote. Wine Shop Languedoc's best wines - cherry-picked by expert Wendy Gedney - delivered with no excise duty. The sand is gritty and pebbly, however, and suddenly falls down in a steep bank just before hitting the water's edge. This is the closest area with sunbeds to the old town of Nice. And secondly, the beach is separated from the holiday homes and camping areas behind it by a lush park of grass, flowers and pine trees. You get to it by heading North up the D past Port Leucate. Good As you walk south from Richelieu beach, the apartment blocks peter out and are replaced by some rather expensive-looking beach houses.