For your next campsite holiday, discover Argelès-sur-Mer. At the gateway to the Côte Vermeille, one of the wildest areas on the Mediterranean coast, Argelès-sur-Mer is a town that has successfully combined its best assets to stand out from the crowd. If you’re looking for a nature destination that has everything, look no further! Come to Argelès-sur-Mer for an alternative way to enjoy the sun. The sea and the mountains are the perfect backdrop to the colourful streets in the town’s historic centre. Argelès-sur-Mer gets its vibe from the surrounding natural elements.
For a foretaste of summer, or to stretch the season out a little longer, you should be convinced by the town’s 300 days of annual sunshine. And with this much sun, holidays come in all shapes and sizes. Oleanders, silk trees, the sand, the rolling sea, and café terraces where you'll set the world to rights amid warm smiles and fits of laughter.
The 7 kilometres of sand and the setting that changes from one beach to the next are the prime assets of this seaside resort like no other. The central beach is the busiest. This is the ideal beach for children who will be able to enjoy a dip whatever the time of day. Tucked between sandy streets, the white houses of Racou display a more authentic facet. Facing the sea, this district invites you to take a mask and snorkel and discover the wonders of the seabed. Less busy, the cove of Le Porteil is the most natural beach. A heavenly little place for those who like peace and quiet to bask in the sun.
A number of walking trails will take you exploring the unique landscapes of the nature reserves of Argelès-sur-Mer. In fact, this is the only town in France that has not one but two nature parks. This means you have a whole incredible world to explore for its protected flora and fauna. For hiking enthusiasts, the Tour de la Massane offers an amazing panoramic view over the entire Canigou Massif and the Côte Vermeille. As for the coastal path, this leads to some incredible viewpoints overlooking the coast. It stretches for more than 32 kilometres, so simply pick a section that matches your level and preference. And whatever you do, don’t forget your swimming gear, to cool off in the coves that you’ll find along the way!