Jamaya
Port La Nouvelle
50 km of fine sandy beaches

The Côte du Midi coastline

Welcome to the sunny South of France, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

Here, you will enjoy walking on the fine sand dried by the winds, then turning around and taking in the panoramic views towards the protected massifs of Les Corbières and La Clape. Breathe in deeply: the scents of thyme and rosemary mingle with the sea air, and it feels great!

Laurie Biral
Christophe Baudot
catamaran renversé
Christophe Baudot

A holiday air

Seashores, sunshine, castles in the sand... if this is what you dream of for your holiday, you've come to the right place!

Swimmers will enjoy the supervised beaches where the Blue Flag (French label that guarantees bathing water quality) is proudly hoisted. You may also be surprised to discover some beautiful, wild beaches set between lagoons and sandbars, and a gentle way of life with the region's fishing and its sailboats.

L'Oeil d'Eos - OT Côte du Midi
Port-La Nouvelle

Vast fine sandy beaches

The fine sandy beaches of the Côte du Midi will take your breath away with their very diverse landscapes: Saint-Pierre-la-Mer and Narbonne-Plage with the nearby preserved massif of La Clape, and in and around Port-la-Nouvelle, La Palme and Leucate you will see Les Corbières, a wild massif, with vineyards, in the background. A sure winner here are the wide beaches where you can comfortably set your towel down, play some beach games or even fly a kite!

Our most beautiful beaches

Luc Beziat
Plage sur la Côte du Midi

Perfect beaches for kids

Here, children can "touch the bottom" well out at sea for parents' peace of mind!

Christophe Baudot

Nature is never far from the beach...

Some birds even make their nests in these fragile natural spaces.

Cote du Midi

Enjoy the beach no matter the season

Enjoy the sea air and walking on the sand all year round!

Laurie Biral

The beach of Saint-Pierre-La-Mer and its rock!

It's unusual, 100% natural and appreciated by the local fishermen.

Which seaside resort is best for my holiday?

Make your choice

Connected to the surrounding nature, all our seaside resorts are human-sized, with a friendly atmosphere and a local market... Having said that, each has a little something of its own:

  • Port-La Nouvelle with its lighthouse, its friendly harbour atmosphere and the Sainte Lucie nature reserve.
  • Narbonne-Plage and its waterfront with plenty of facilities for children, including a large space for rollerblading, biking and anything else on wheels.
  • Saint-Pierre-la-mer and its walks in the massif de la Clape or towards the mouth of the Aude, with its immense beach.

Windblown activities

Those in search of an adrenaline rush will find all sorts of wind-blown activities (kiteboarding, sand yachting...) or simply sport (running, cycling). With nearly 200 days of wind per year, the Côte du Midi is definitely a paradise for nautical activities, from boards to boats, for beginners or experts. Accompanied by a pro from one of our nautical bases, why not offer yourself that windsurfing lesson you've been promising yourself, enjoy a ride on a catamaran with your children, or let the wind blow your sand yacht along the sand?!

Discover the nautical activities

Christophe Baudot

Windsurfing: perfect for all levels

In the lagoon or out at sea, our spots are perfect, from beginners to advanced!

Christophe Baudot
kite

Kiteboarding: almost aerobatics

With almost 200 days of wind a year, don't miss out!

Christophe Baudot
enfant optimist

First time on the water

We offer some great places for getting started: renowned nautical bases and passionate instructors.

Christophe Baudot

No wind blowing?

Stay connected with the water and enjoy an outing by standup paddle or kayak. Or simply relax in a beach bar...

Harbours and boating

For holidays by the sea, the marina is often a great place for a stroll at the end of the day, and maybe an ice cream to go...

All the ports on the Côte du Midi have obtained France's "Blue Flag" label, attesting to their environmentally sound management.

L'Oeil d'Eos
Saint Pierre la mer, les Cabanes
Jean Belondrade
Port de Port La Nouvelle
Jean Belondrade
Bateau limnoreia leucate
Ville de Narbonne
Port de Narbonne-Plage

Outings at sea

Start your Mediterranean odyssey with a sea cruise for a few hours, either aboard a catamaran or a sailing boat.

Discover the magnificent coastline from out at sea, watch for dolphins, or treat yourself to a moment of indulgence with glass of white wine and some Leucate oysters as the sun goes down.

A preserved coastline

to be protected

The sandy beaches on the Côte du Midi stretch for more than 50 km, interspersed with inlets towards lagoons, ponds and the limestone cliff of Leucate. This space is teeming with life: the vegetation that clings to the small dunes (such as saltwort) allows other little inhabitants to settle there: insects, spiders, sand lizards, toads... And above all, many birds have chosen this small corner of paradise for their nests: terns, ring-necked plovers and the occasional avocette. Shh, do not disturb!

The entire coastline is protected by the Narbonne Regional Natural Park.

Explore our great outdoors

The coastline's major sites
L'Oeil d'Eos - OT Côte du Midi
Port-La Nouvelle - Sainte Lucie

The Sainte Lucie nature Reserve

Port-La Nouvelle
Claude Cruells

Vieille Nouvelle beach and its natural channel

Port-La Nouvelle
Franck Guilhem
Les Exals

Exals lagoon

Narbonne-Plage
Nomah

Wetlands and the mouth of the Aude

Saint-Pierre-la-mer
Claude Cruells
La falaise de Leucate

The cliff and the plateau of Leucate

Leucate
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