If you are planning your family beach holidays in France this summer and you want to find some of the best South of France beaches and nearby beach houses to rent, then follow the Go Languedoc guide to Languedoc and French Riviera beach holidays. The beaches along the French Riviera are stunning, especially arounf Antibes, St Tropez and Cassis. However the beaches are sometimes quite small, with space at a premium. If you are looking for a great location for beach holiday in France this summer, then you should also consider the Languedoc, which in my view, has some of the best South of France beaches. There are over 40 Languedoc beaches that fly the blue flag, the European award for clean bathing water. The beaches tend to be larger and come with more water sports activities. Close to the Languedoc coast, you will also find some excellent holiday homes to rent. We inspect all of the properties advertised on Go Languedoc to ensure that facilities are accurately described, to give you peace of mind for you and your family.
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Here we have featured some of the beaches and holiday homes close to the most popular Languedoc coastal resorts near to Montpellier, Cap d'Agde, Narbonne and Perpignan.
Montpellier beach holidays in France
There are a number of Montpellier beaches to choose from. The closest beach to Montpellier itself is at Pavalas, approximately 12 km from the city centre in the direction of the airport. But Pavalas is not the best Montpellier beach. Some of the better Montpellier beaches are to be found to the North East of the city, close to Le Grande Motte. The beaches at Carnon and La Grande Motte itself, are much more popular. The beaches here are sheltered and have golden sand. Whilst La-Grande Motte might not be everyone's cup of tea, with its pyramid hotels and modern housing suburbs, there is no denying that Point Zero Plage in the centre of La Grande Motte, is absolutely stunning and certainly one of the best of the Montpellier beaches in Languedoc. It is perfect for kids and adults alike. There is also plenty to do after the beach as well. You can take your pick of restaurants and bars along the front. But if I had to choose one Montpellier beach to visit, then it would have to be L'Espiguette beach, which is close to Le Grau du Roi. This wide open beach has some excellent rollers that come in off the Mediterranean sea. There is also a really cool beach bar at L'Espiguette
The nearest rental properties on Go Languedoc to the Montpellier beaches are the following:
This luxury villa in South of France is located on the northern edges of Montpellier and is the perfect place to spend relaxing beach holidays in France.. This architect designed villa lies on a 3000m2 plot and comes with 4 bedrooms, air conditioning, garage parking, a large private pool, terraces and a lawned garden. This luxury villa is situated on an upmarket residential area close to the village of St Clement de Riviere, just 10 mins from the medieval centre of Montpellier. The villa is very secluded and allows its guests to enjoy total privacy and tranquility.
Available to rent during summer 2018 from €5750 per week
>> more info on this Montpellier luxury villas South of France with pool sleeps 8.
This Sete beach apartment, South of France, is a beautiful apartment in the heart of Sete, close to Montpellier. Situated on the second and third floor, this flat is in an old town house in the historic centre of Sete, one minute from the very-central Place de la Mairie, the Gand Canal, the port, the fish market, many many restaurants. This beach-side apartment rental in Sete is the perfect place to spend relaxing beach holidays in France.
This beach apartment in Sete can be rented from €460 per week
>> more info on this Sete, beach apartment South of France (sleeps 4).
Maison Boulet holiday accommodation Montpellier is a 19th Century Maison de Maitre in the village centre. It is walking distance to all facilities including; Baker/grocer - fresh fruit veg, hairdressers, doctor, dentist, beauty salon, wine cooperative, restaurant/bar, florist, garage and a supermarket a 5 minute drive away. Maison Boulet is tastefully renovated luxury accommodation and is located in one of the current sought after residential villages close to Montpellier in the heart of the Languedoc close to all the most popular tourist attractions. The property can sleep 8-10 and has a swimming pool. It is the perfect place to spend relaxing beach holidays in France.
Maison Boulet is available for summer 2018 bookings from €2200 per week
>> more info on this Maison Boulet accommodation Montpellier France.
If you are searching for French beach villas to rent in France this summer, then this modern villa on the outskirts of Sete is perfect. This unique waterfront property in Balaruc-de-Bains is located in a former boat yard building, which has been expertly converted into a stylish modern villa with direct access to the water. This 4 bedroom villa to rent in France can accommodate up to 9 people and comes with a private pool with panoramic views across the Oyster beds on the Etang du Thau lagoon to the coastal town of Sete. The benefit of this French villa´s location, is that the only noise you experience is the boats chugging past or from the seagulls flying overhead.
This stunning French beach villa is available to rent from €4945 per week
>> more info on this French beach villas to rent Sete France with pool.
Cap d'Agde beach holidays in France
There are 3 beaches at Cap d'Agde. Our favourite beach is situated on the western side of Cap d'Agde and is called Rochelonge plage. At Rochelonge there is a nice beach side restaurant and bar and you get lovely sweeping views of the whole bay down to Narbonne plage. This fine sandy beach extends out in the direction of le Grau d'Agde. From Rochelongue Plage you also have a wonderful view to the Fort de Brescou, a former prison and garrison.
Go Languedoc features a number of beach side apartment rentals for family beach holidays in France. Here is a selection of some of the most popular properties:
This French villa rental is located just a stone's throw from the beach in the seaside village of Grau d'Agde, South France. This French villa comes with a private pool, 5 bedrooms, UK satellite TV, air conditioning and is walking distance to beach. Grau d'Agde is located next door to Cap d'Agde on the Languedoc coast. This French villa rental can sleep up to 12 people and has a beautiful poolside terrace which features a covered sitting area and outdoor dining terrace. Grau d'Agde is a perfect location for a family beach holiday in France.
This French villa rental near the beach in Grau d'Agde is available to rent from €2450 per week.
>> more info on this French villa rental near the beach
This beach apartment in Cap d'Agde provides cheap holiday accommodation for 4 people in two bedrooms in the South of France. This beach apartment is situated near the Centre Port area on a secure residence with private parking space. It is close to the beach and has a private terrace, perfect for dining 'al fresco' and relaxing. This beach apartment is within walking distance of all the restaurants, bars, shops and entertainments for all ages. The apartment rents all year around and it is well equipped for families.
This beach apartment in Cap d'Agde is available to rent from €550 per week
>> more info on this Cap d'Agde apartment rental with pool (sleeps 2-3).
This recently refurbished beach side apartment in the popular South of France resort of Cap d'Agde is furnished and equipped to an exceptionally high standard. This apartment for beach holidays in France is very well situated, just 70m away from Cap d'Agde's finest beach. The Avant Port Marina is also just around the corner, providing plenty of restaurants and water-sports shops. Cap d'Agde is a renowned South of France beach resort, with all the holiday facilities that you could possibly want: Aqualand waterpark with giant slides and other rides; a superb 27 hole golf-course; an array of watersports including sailing, jet-ski and windsurfing. This Cap d'Agde apartment is the perfect place to spend relaxing beach holidays in France.
This beach side apartment in Cap d'Agde is available to rent from €938 per week
>> more info on this Cap d'Agde apartment for French beach holidays (sleeps 2-4).
This stunning South of France beach house rental is located just a stone's throw from the sandy beach in the popular resort of Grau d'Agde. Grau d'Agde is a charming French beach town, located just along the coast from Cap d'Agde. Grau d'Agde is much quieter than it's neighbour and is very popular with families. This French beach house rental is located on a large 1000m2 plot of land and comes with 3 bedrooms. The inside of the beach house is immaculate and there is a lovely sunny terrace at the front of the property. With Wifi, air conditioning and Satellite TV, this Grau d'Agde beach house provides an excellent base for a beach holiday in South France.
This beach house in Grau d'Agde is available to rent from €1595 per week
>> more info on this Grau d'Agde South of France beach house rentals.
Perpignan beach holiday in France
Situated close to Perpignan is the lovely Cote Vermeille, the only east facing coastline in France. Probably the pick of the South France beaches near to Perpignan, is Argeles-sur-Mer. This beach is a broad sweeping bay that looks out onto the Pyrenees and the warm Mediterranean. Argeles-sur-Mer itself has along with nearby Canet, become a major Mediterranean beach resort, with excellent facilities and a big harbour area. The town also boasts some excellent restaurants and decent shops. Argeles sur Mer has three beaches. Plage Nord and Plage des Pins are wide, sandy beaches with plenty of space. Le Racou, to the south is a neat little bay with amazingly blue water. This is where we always head because we like the mountain views to the back and it tends to be less crowded. Additional beaches to consider near to Perpignan include Port Leucate, St Cyprien and Collioure. Collioure, has three small beaches that often get busy in the summer. But the views of the tranquil sea and Pyrennees are spectacular. You also have the wonderful town of Collioure on-hand with its restaurants, boutiques and artist trails to keep you amused.
Go Languedoc advertises many holiday properties close to the Perpignan coast for beach holidays in France:
This luxury villa with swimming pool in South of France is set in the foothills of the Pyrenees just 15 minutes drive to the coast and the beaches at Argeles-sur-Mer, St. Cyprien and Collioure. A short walk takes you to the lovely village of Laroque des Alberes with all the shops and restaurants that you will need. This villa can sleep up to 9 people and comes with a lovely pool deck and magnificent views. This villa is suitable for all family groups and can easily accommodate 2 families or an extended family.
This luxury villa near the Perpignan beaches is available to rent from €1530 per week.
>> more info on this Laroque luxury villa with swimming pool South of France.
This villa with pool in South of France is close to the beach in Argeles sur Mer. The villa has a garden and provides comfortable accommodation for up to 6 people. There are 3 double bedrooms, a spacious living room, wifi and lovely views over the town and to the hills behind. Argeles-sur-mer has 7km of beach and a harbour and a host of restaurants and shops. Perpignan is 20kms to the North and the Spanish border is 25 kms to the South. This villa is perfect for South of France beach holidays with the family.
This luxury villa near the Perpignan beaches is available to rent from €1320 per week.
>> more info on this Argeles sur Mer villa for South of France beach holidays.
These French gites for family holidays in South of France are situated at Argeles sur Mer, between the foothills of the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean sea. There are 4 independent gites at Mas Lamon. Each gite has it´s own private terrace, either with sea views, or views towards the surrounding mountains. These French gites come with a large private garden and woodland beyond, a heated swimming pool, children´s play area, picnic area, boules pitch, as well as horse riding school on site. These French gites for family holidays in South of France are situated in the middle of the countryside, yet are only 2kms from the traditional market village of Argeles sur Mer, and 5kms from the beaches and port. The perfect setting for family holidays in South of France.
This luxury villa near the Perpignan beaches is available to rent from €875 per week.
>> more info on this French gites for family holidays in South of France.
Narbonne beach holiday France
Around Narbonne you will find some of the best beaches in Languedoc. The beaches here are flat and wide and as a result can guarantee you and your family plenty of space even in the height of summer. The two main beaches are Narbonne Plage and Gruissan Plage. Both are pretty similar and it is a close run thing to decide between the two, but Gruissan just gets it by a nod because the town behind it is a far nicer place to walk around when you're looking for a break from the sun. Gruissan Plage was also the setting of the popular French film, Betty Blue, a film based around two passionate lovers who live in a shack on the beach.
If you are planning your family beach holidays in France this summer, Go Languedoc can help you find the perfect holiday house to rent close to the Languedoc coast.
This Narbonne Plage South France villa near the beach is a detached villa situated directly on the promenade opposite the beach. Literally 7 steps from your front door and you are on one of the finest sandy beaches on the French Mediterranean coast. Newly renovated, this South France villa near the beach provides unrestricted views of the blue Mediterranean sea. This villa in Narbonne Plage comes with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, wifi broadband access, UK TV and is fully equipped for comfortable all year around living. This South France villa near the beach sleeps 6-8 people. Perfect for family beach holidays in France!
This luxury villa near the Perpignan beaches is available to rent from €1180 per week.
>> more info on this Narbonne Plage South France villas near beach.
This 4 bedroom luxury villa in Narbonne, South West France, is superbly located in a peaceful and private setting. This architect-designed luxury villa is only 8 years old and has panoramic views of the coastal lakes close to the Mediterranean sea. The villa also comes with a large swimming pool and extensive veranda. The luxury villa, South west France, is situated just 40 minutes from Perpignan and Carcassonne airports and just 30 minutes from Beziers Airport. Montpellier airport is 1 hour away. The villa is also well connected to the A9 and A61 autoroutes. The house and garden perimeter is secured by a 2 metre wall on two sides and fencing on the other two. The villa provides 270m2 of living accommodation and the landscaped garden is 4000m2 in size. The garden is laid out with mature plants and olive trees and palms.
This luxury villa near the Perpignan beaches is available to rent from €2250 per week.
>> more info on this Narbonne luxury villa South West France, with pool (sleeps 8).
This 120 year old traditional stone farmhouse with private pool is 30 Mins from the beach in a peaceful location but close to shops and activity,Sleeps up to 12/13 people (5 Bedrooms). A 120 year old stone farm house has been lovingly restored in a French style but with modern, open and comfortable living space (over 2,500 square feet). The large outside pool and private garden is perfect for sunbathing / BBQ/ kids play area. The house is also well equipped for family entertainment with Wi-Fi, a table tennis table, bikes, table football, magnetic darts board and many other games.
This lovely holiday home near the Narbonne beaches is available to rent from €1890 per week.
>> more info on this Domaine de Pradines, holiday home France.
Where to next . . . ?
I hope that this article has provided you with some good ideas about the best beaches to visit during your holidays in South of France. We live in the South of France all year around and we absolutely love being here. We are always out and about visiting new villa rental properites and researching tourism articles about the South of France. We have a great collection of articles with more ideas about things to do and places to go in the South of France, including:
- Best South France beaches to visit in 2018
- Weather in South France
- Where to stay in the South of France during 2018
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