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Argeles-sur-Mer beach, South of France

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Argeles Plage beach is certainly one of the best beaches in South of France for kids and adults alike. Argeles sur Mer plage, South of France, is situated in a long sweeping bay that looks out onto the Pyrenees and the warm Mediterranean sea.The wide expanse of sand gives you plenty of room to stretch out play. The views of the Pyrenees behind you also make this more of an an interesting beach to visit.

Argeles Plage has repeatedly retained the European blue flag award over the years in recognition of  the quality of the water and cleanliness of the beach.

Argeles-sur-Mer itself has along with nearby Canet, become a major Mediterranean beach resort, with excellent tourist facilities and a big harbour area. The town also boasts an interesting history and has some excellent restaurants and decent shops. The town also hosts an excellent summer music festival every summer, attracting some of the best artists like Elton John, Liam Gallagher, The Killers and Sting in recent years.

See also Best Languedoc beaches for information on the best South France beaches to visit along the Languedoc coast.





Argeles sur Mer beach, South of France 

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Argeles sur Mer beach is situated on the top end of the Cote Vermeille, the only east facing coastline in France. As a result, the wide sandy beaches are wonderfully sun-drenched and are perfectly framed by the backdrop of the Pyrenees.

Argeles sur Mer actually has three beaches:

Argeles Plage Nord and Argeles 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.


Things to do in Argeles sur Mer France

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Argeles-sur-Mer grew rapidly at the end of the 1930's, as its population was swollen with the arrival of thousands of refugees fleeing Franco's dictatorship in Spain. Many died during the first harsh winter in 1939, and others perished fighting for France during the Second World War.

Today, Argeles sur Mer is like many other resorts along the Languedoc-Roussillon coast - lots of hotels, tourist entertainment, large marinas, bars and restaurants. Each year the resort receives over 300,000 holiday makers.

Apart from the usual resort attractions such as Luna Park and other kids entertainment things to do in Argeles sur Mer, there is actually a surprising amount of nature activities available. There is a large nature reserve which you can easily spend a relaxing afternoon walking around (Sentier de Littoral). Our personal favourite is to hike up to the Tour de la Massane which provides amazing views up the Cote Vermeille coast. 

If you have older kids, the Canyoning Park is a great thing to do in Argeles sur Mer. This is situated in an old quarry and has plenty of zip wire and wake-boarding activities. You will also find plenty of wind surfing and scuba diving centres as well  


Accommodation Perpignan region summer 2024

If you are looking to come to the Perpignan region this summer, then Go Languedoc has a range of accommodation options close to Perpignan and the beaches of the Languedoc coast. The full selection of Perpignan apartments and villas to rent in France can be found here Perpignan region accommodation. 


Here are 3 of our most popular villas to rent in the Perpignan area during summer 2024:


1. Villa Vell-Roure, South of France holiday home, sleeps 10 (Ref: 225)

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Villa Vell-Roure is a spacious 5 bedroom holiday villa in South of France. The villa is located on the edge of the small village of Villelongue-dels-Monts, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, just 15 km from the Mediterranean coast.

The villa enjoys splendid views over the nearby village and on towards the Mediterranean coastline in the distance. The villa features 5 double bedrooms, all of which come with their own bathroom and air conditioning. The villa sleeps 10 guests in comfort and comes with a large private pool (with a security fence). The villa is located up a private lane in a quiet residential area. The villa is situated on a substantial plot and there is ample parking for a number of vehicles. 

This South of France holiday villa is the perfect retreat for a large family group or crowd of friends looking for a very special property in a rural location. 


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2. Argeles sur Mer villa for South of France beach holidays, pool (Ref: 1327)

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If you are looking for a nice villa for South of France beach holidays with the family, then this property in Argeles-sur-Mer is ideal. This villa comes with a private pool and is situated close to the beach in Argeles sur Mer.

The house has been updated to a very high standard and provides very comfortable accommodation. There are 3 double bedrooms, a spacious living room, WiFi and lovely views over the town and to the hills behind. The house benefits from modern appliances and refurbished bathrooms. This villa is perfect for South of France beach holidays with the family.  The villa has a garden and provides comfortable accommodation for up to 6 people. 

Argeles-sur-mer has 7km of beach, a marina and a host of restaurants and shops. Perpignan is 20kms to the North and the Spanish border is 25 kms to the South.


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3. Casa Baléares - 5 bed coastal holiday villa private pool South France (Ref: 2029)

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Casa Baléares is a lovely 5 bedroom villa with private pool in Southern France that can sleep 12 people. The villa is set in the foothills of the Pyrenees, just 15 minutes drive to the Mediterranean coast and the beaches at Argeles-sur-Mer, Saint Cyprien and Collioure. A short walk takes you into the centre of the sought-after village of Laroque des Alberes, with all the shops and restaurants that you will need. Perpignan is just 20kms to the North and the Spanish border is just 15 mins away.

The villa is located in a quiet residential on a large plot of 2,800m2 plot. This holiday rental villa comes with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, spacious lounge, games room and lovely views. This large holiday rental villa in Laroque-des-Alberes is the perfect accommodation for a large family or a couple of families holidaying together.

Laroque is a great village to be based in, providing easy access to the Mediterranean beaches and the sites of the Languedoc and Northern Spain. The village comes with a popular bar and a couple of restaurants. A great location for a family holiday in Southern France.

Available for weekly rentals in July and August from €3500.


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Where to next . . . ?

I hope that this article has provided you with some good ideas about the best beaches to visit in Argeles sur Mer 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 properties 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:



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If you would like some more detailed information or if you have any questions, then just drop us a quick message and we will come straight back to you. I wish you a wonderful stay in the South of France. 

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