Our favourite beaches in the Gard
Category: France > South of France | 12th Mar, 2018
The beaches in the Gard are the perfect summer daytrip – or quick, sunny hour - for anyone living or staying in the area between Nimes and Montpellier.
Beaches can be wonderful year-round, but in the summer months, the best time to go is in the morning. Not least because if you arrive around 10am you don’t need to fight for parking! Stay until midday when the sun starts to too hot (unless you are having lunch in the shade of one of the beach restaurants) and then you’ll also avoid all the traffic leaving the beach later in the afternoon. But which beaches are the best?
Plage de L’Espiguette
The Plage de L’Espiguette is the most wild and beautiful beach in the area, situated not far from Aigues-Mortes. As you have to cross the extensive dunes to reach the sea (partly what makes this beach so unusual, wild and beautiful) it can feel an effort with young children. The solution is to use the only restaurant, attached to the private beach of the Espiguette called “Les Pieds Nus”. Best of all, the restaurant will fetch you in a buggy from where the dunes starts, and once you have parked in the free car park. The setting is magical!
Compared to the Plage de L’Espiguette, Boucanet in the Grau du Roi Rive Droite (note: NOT the commercial part of the Grau) is more user-friendly for a family. Again, arrive by 10am and you always find free parking space just next to the beach. To make sure you head to the right part, type “Bd du Docteur Jean Bastide, Le Grau-du-Roi” into google map or your SatNav.
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