Let us take you to the 9 best beaches in South of France where you can forget time!
Move away from the Parisian allure to the beguiling French Riviera and relish the exotic beaches of France’s Southern coastline.
Re-discover yourself at any these mesmerising beaches…
Plage de l’Espiguette, Montpellier
Located near Le Grau-du-Roi east of Montpellier is where you’ll find the quietest of the beaches. Far away from the hustle and bustle of a madding crowd making it the ideal spot for total relaxation.
The dune-like landscape will have you engrossed with its charming lighthouses in the sight, a chic beach bar and an interesting campsite on the west. A must-visit for those who are full of wanderlust!
Paloma beach, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Plage de La Paloma like its exotic name is wonderfully shingled at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, glorifying the French Riviera. Making it a favourite for the jet-setters and celebrities. Don’t worry! This hot spot is open for all sun-worshippers, celeb or not. That’s why it’s one of the best beaches in South of France.
Enjoy a lounge mat or sunbed from the nearby restaurant then head to the beach to soak in the enticing landscape of the white yachts and sailboats. The stunning resort of Beaulieu and on the other side the cliffs at Eze and Cap d’Ail will beguile you.
Plage d’Hendaye, Pyrenees-Atlantiquesa
Clean, serene and picture-perfect for walks, Plage d’Hendaye on the south-western French coast is a French marvel. The smooth waves by the shore allow you to take a boat trip under the moon, an alternative way to enjoy a “twilight to midnight stroll.”
Gruissan Plage, Narbonne
Once a quiet fishing village, Gruissan Plage fortunately still boasts the historical culture. The only difference now is that it has some divine accommodation options like chalets.
The huge beach over the Grazel lagoon has been a French favourite ever since mid-19th century when Narbonne families would come here to enjoy a sojourn before harvesting grapes. The beach is idyllic for relaxing water sports and swimming.
Plage de l’Almanarre, Hyeres
The Mediterranean gift to France is this beauty that branches up to the headland, the rustic town of Giens. Located between Nice and Marseille, Plage de l’Almanarre in Hyeres can surprise anyone when it romances the Mediterranean wind – ideal for windsurfers and kite surfers to fall in love with the thrill.
Pack a picnic, the sun cream, your sunglasses and spend an entire day at the South of Giens where lies the island of Porquerolles. Enriched with enchanting coastlines, peppered pine forests, small beaches, and clear cerulean Mediterranean water. Plus, do meet those stunning white flamingos at the marshland behind the beach as
Collioure Beach, Perpignan
Collioure’s Catalan charisma and its three small beaches make it a must-visit beach resort in South of France. The popularity of the beaches keeps them busy all year round, but then, where else would you find the majestic views of the sea and Pyrennees so soothing and scenic.
After you’ve soaked up the crystal clear waters and soft golden sand, then explore the nearby restaurants, boutiques, and exciting trails. Other attractions are Collioure’s little harbour, the pretty church, and the magnificent castle.
Calanque En-Vau, Bouches-du-Rhône
It’s not easy to reach Calanque En-Vau. The delightful beach situated between Cassis and Marseille in South France is only reachable through boats, kayaks or by trekking through Calanques National Park – definitely worth it!
Untouched by the consumerism, the bay is one of the few beaches in South of France that has everything to offer from sun, sand, and solidarity.
Point Zero, La Grande-Motte
The luscious greenery of La Grande-Motte compliments the sparkly sapphire waters of the Point Zero beach. No wonder with its pristine charm, Point Zero Plage, situated at France’s one of the most premium holiday destination, is considered the best Montpellier beach of Languedoc.
The best getaway for your French shenanigans, Point Zero also has a lot to offer in terms of restaurants and pubs too.
Vias Beach, Languedoc
Families love this particular Languedoc beach of South France. Blessed with several other beaches, Vias Beach has the warmest water in the resort.
Another reason for Vias Beach’s popularity is its accessibility also. The beach though less crowded also has a parking space, and a number of restaurants, bars, and ice cream parlors. Sun-tanning is pure fun here!
While planning a beach holiday in France, many of you think about the Normandy coast and the Bay of Biscay. However, these South of France beaches offer an environment away from the population, have fascinating old world charm, and addictive tranquil vibes. So, which one will you choose?