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Argeles-sur-Mer beach, South of France

x Argeles plageArgeles sur Mer beach, South of France, is situated in a long sweeping bay that looks out onto the Pyrenees and the warm Mediterranean sea.

Argeles Plage beach is certainly one of the best beaches in South of France for kids and adults alike. 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 

farniente plage les issambres franceArgeles 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

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 in Argeles sur Mer France 

If you are looking to come down to Argeles sur Mer in 2023, then Go Languedoc has a number of holiday rental properties in Argeles sur Mer and the surrounding area. Here is just a sample of the holiday accommodation available to rent now:


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

Villa to rent South France 2023This villa is perfect for South of France beach holidays with the family. This villa comes with a private pool and is situated 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, 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.  .

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. The house has been updated to a very high standard and provides very comfortable accommodation. The house benefits from modern appliances and refurbished bathrooms. .

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

Mas Vell Roure villa South France 2023

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 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. Sleeps 10 in comfort with large private pool.

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Villa in Languedoc with private pool near Argeles sur Mer (Ref: 1229)

cheap beach holidays to France 2023Mas Sangha is a stunning holiday villa in Languedoc with private pool close to the Mediterranean beaches at Argelès-sur-mer. The villa comes with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and large grounds. The villa can sleep up to 8 people and is surrounded by a fruit farm and vineyards. This is the perfect spot for a relaxing family holiday in South France. Argeles-sur-mer is located in the Southern-most part of France and has 7km of beach, a Marina and a host of restaurants and shops. 

This Languedoc villa is located within 7000m2 of grounds which is fully enclosed. The villa is located 10 mins drive from Argeles-sur-Mer, 5 mins bike ride to the nearest village of Saint-André and 15 mins drive to the beaches. 

If you are looking for peaceful holiday accommodation for a family holiday in the South of France, then this beautiful villa in the Languedoc is absolutely ideal. The villa benefits from a private pool, large garden and it furnished to a high standard. The villa is very private and comes with total peace and quite with no neighbours nearby! The beaches are close by and it is easy to explore the sites of the Languedoc region or even a day trip down to Spain.

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Where to next . . . ?

iain pink smallI hope that this article has provided you with some good ideas about the best beaches to visit near Perpignan 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:

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. 

Contact Iain by Email or by phone +33 6 95 00 28 44


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