Occitanie, South of France (le Midi), France

Plage de l'Espiguette

Plage de l'Espiguette is a remarkable beach in Le Grau-du-Roi, located in the Gulf of Lion. It's renowned for its stunning 10-kilometer stretch of sandy coastline, making it one of the most extensive beaches in the area. This extraordinary beach is part of a remarkable dune system, considered to be one of the most beautiful in the northern Mediterranean basin. The dunes are a vital habitat for a variety of plant and animal species that flourish in its unique, sandy, dry, and salty environment. The dune system at Plage de l'Espiguette is quite diverse. It includes mobile dunes of Saharan type, known as barkanes, white dunes with oyats, and dunes with Phoenician juniper towards the Baronnets massif. These dunes can reach up to 12 meters in height and function as a protective barrier for the land during storms. However, the rising sea level poses a threat to these fragile natural structures, and efforts for dune consolidation and reconstruction are in place. The beach is a protected site due to its ecological value and is devoid of any construction. Despite this, it is easily accessible to visitors. A parking lot is available a 10-15 minute walk away from the beach, and there's also a bike path that leads to the area. It's important to note that there are no parking guards, and visitors have not reported any parking fees. Plage de l'Espiguette offers a serene and spacious atmosphere even during busy times, making it a popular destination for hundreds of visitors. However, it's essential to bring all necessary items as there are no facilities nearby to purchase food or drinks. On occasion, vendors with small carts may pass by. Visitors are also advised to secure their valuables due to reports of theft in the area. The beach is often chosen as a filming location due to its natural beauty and cinematic grandeur. It's also a perfect spot for surfing, kitesurfing, and horseback riding. A designated area for naturism is also available on the beach. Despite its popularity, the beach maintains a relaxed atmosphere, providing an immersive experience in a wild and protected landscape. Its pristine sand, shallow clear water, and the beautiful Mediterranean Sea as a backdrop make Plage de l'Espiguette a truly unique beach destination.

What to do at Plage de l'Espiguette?


Plage de l'Espiguette amenities include parking.


Best restaurants near Plage de l'Espiguette include L'Octopus Bar & Restaurant and Oustau Camarguen - Hotel & restaurant - Port Camargue.

Visitor Reviews

Visitor reviews highlight the vastness and natural beauty of the beach, with its clean sand and water, and the absence of development contributing to its unspoilt charm. Visitors appreciate the tranquility and the opportunity for activities like surfing and kitesurfing, but stress the need to bring all necessary supplies, including food, water, and shade, due to the lack of facilities. However, some visitors complain about the long walk from the parking lot to the beach and instances of theft from parked cars.

Where is Plage de l'Espiguette?

Latitude: 43.5023119 / Longitude: 4.1220421

Plage de l'Espiguette is located in Occitanie. The following map of Plage de l'Espiguette shows the exact location.

Where to Stay near Plage de l'Espiguette?

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