With 11 Mediterranean beaches at cap d’Agde, you’re spoilt for choice!
From the beach to the east of Cap d’Agde all the way to the tranquil beach at Tamarissiere, sun seekers are spoilt for choice with no less then 11 beaches to choose from.
The Languedoc Roussillon has a great reputation for clean well-kept beaches and Cap d’Agde is no different. With award winning blue flag beaches, Cap d’Agde makes the preservation of the environment and the comfort of beach guests a priority.
All roads and traffic are set far back away from the beaches, while at the same time parking is easy and convenient with plenty of spaces and wooden walkways leading to the beaches, suitable for wheelchairs and push chairs.
There are plenty of public conveniences, litter bins and easy signposting. Beach bars and restaurants are all just a stone’s throw away. And while you might just be there for the sand, sun and sea, you will appreciate the care that has been taken with the many green spaces that have been created around the beaches offering plenty of flora and fauna.
Plage de Roquille – One of Cap d’Agde’s largest and busier beaches. Wheel chair access and plenty of rented sun loungers and conveniences. Activities include wind surfing, water skiing kayaking, 8-person ski bus (BPJEPS certified), parascending, pedal boats fly fishing and sailing.
Le Mole – Just down from Plage de Roquille and very close to the centre of things this smaller beach, with fine white sand, has great access and is great for child and teenagers. Activities include sailing, scuba diving, windsurfing, beach volleyball, canoeing and sea-fishing.
Le Grande Conque – An atmospheric beach with dark sand and rugged scenery thanks to being hewn out of the volcanic lava flows of Mount St Loup. Great snorkelling.
La Plagette – A pretty little beach in a picturesque setting at the base of a cliff. This is the starting point for the underwater snorkeling trail.
Plage Richelieu – Beautiful long beach split into three areas, east, centre and west. The most well known of Cap d’Agde’s beaches with great access and pretty park spaces around it. Activities include catamarans, windsurfing lessons, sailing courses and water skiing
Richelongue Beach – the furthest west of Cap d’Agde’s main beaches. There are less apartments blocks and hotels and so the beach has a calmer feel. However there are also fewer amenities here. Again plenty of pretty green spaces bordering.
Baie de l’Amitie – As the name “Friendship Bay” suggests, this small beach between Cap d’Agde and Grau d’Agde has a peaceful and welcoming feel to it.
Saint Vincent Plage – This small beach is set attractively in a cove just to the east of Grau d’Agde
Le Grau d’Agde Plage – This long beach serves the fishing village and smaller holiday resort of Grau d’Adge. It widens as it approaches the town centre and jetty with plenty of amenities. There are also lots to keep you busy with boat trips, sea fishing jet skis, kayaks, pedalos and cruises on the Canal du Midi.
La Tamarissiere – This lovely long beach is peaceful and bordered by a beautiful 200 year old pine forest. Great for kite and wind surfing.
Activities in Cap d’Agde
Water sports – sailing and cruises, boat hire and sea excursions, fishing, canoeing, rowing, scuba diving, jet skiing… the list goes on!
Underwater trail – a 400-metre trail that follows the cliffs through shallow ravines created by ancient volcanic activity, allowing you to discover underwater flora and wildlife either by scuba diving or wading through the waist-deep water. You can even take underwater photos.
Aquarium mornings – the aquarium puts on ‘toes in the water’ mornings for young children, to introduce them to the sea world through a close-up experience of marine life.
Volcanic diving – five of the specialist scuba diving clubs in Cap d’Agde are members of the GEPPCA (Group of Professional Diving Schools of Cap d’Agde), which promotes ecological diving with the aim of protecting the environment by making divers aware of how to protect the sites. There are 10 diving sites, suitable for children and adults, beginners and experienced divers.
The marina at Cap d’Agde is made up of 4,100 berths, divided between the port of Le Cap d’Agde, Port Ambonne and the banks of the River Hérault. Its nautical centre hosts a modern and varied fleet of boats offering activities for lovers of the sea: lessons, holiday rentals and clubs for people of every level and age, whether for individuals, groups or families. The centre has the ‘French Sailing School’, ‘South of France Tourism’ and ‘National Tourism Quality’ labels and provides intensive courses taught by a highly qualified team.
Cap d’Agde has a unique maritime heritage thanks to its Brescou Fort, situated on the only volcanic island in the Gulf of Lions, 1,500 metres from the coast. It has been listed on the French supplementary Historic Monuments Inventory since 1981. Originally built in 1586, the fort was destroyed under the orders of Louis XIII before being rebuilt in 1680 according to plans designed by Vauban. It was used as a state prison throughout the 18th century and until 1851.
For more information about beaches at Le Cap d’Agde, please visit the Cap d’Agde Tourist Office Website.