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La Franqui beaches

The super natural part of Leucate’s 18km of beaches! Just north of Leucate, at the foot of the cliff, under the hundred-year-old pine trees…. La Franqui and its family and sporty beaches!

La Franqui, most beautiful beach in France and best spot in Europe

In the 19th century, La Franqui was the first seaside resort in the Aude. Since then, its old-fashioned family atmosphere and cachet have remained intact! At the bottom of the cliff, in the shade of hundred-year-old pines, restaurant terraces, shops and all the facilities needed for a good day’s beach time are there!

Every year at Easter, the riders (wingfoil, kitesurf, windsurf, kitefoil, paddle…) take over the beach, it’s the Mondial du Vent !

Nature beach, family beach, riding beach… It has everything to please ! 8 km of beach just for you between cliffs, Mediterranean sea and pond!

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Beach of La Franqui

A day at the beach in La Franqui is an experience in itself! At the bottom of the cliffs, a fine sandy beach, crystal clear waters and plenty of room for everyone!

On site, all amenities within easy reach : free parking, toilets, children’s playground, first aid post

From the wooden seafront, a close-up view of the Grazel: the last natural grau on the coast that empties into the sea. It is a paradise for birds: pink flamingos, cormorants, egrets… And for the children, an infinite playground with their feet in the water.

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And above, the cliff

Between two swims, discover the cliffs and enjoy the 180° view of La Franqui, the Coussoules and even more!

First you have to find the passage… Somewhere at the end of La Franqui, stone stairs go straight up the cliff. The view is breathtaking : you can see as far as Port la Nouvelle, Narbonne and, in good weather, even Sète. At your feet, the Coussoules beach spreads out its 8km of ochre sand. A path runs along the cliff to the Rocher de la Sorcière and Leucate Plage.

The Franqui family beach

Look no further, you’ve found the ideal beach for a holiday or family day out!

Here the sand dips slowly into the sea, the little ones can splash around without fear in the shallow waters, and always the cliff in sight.

The Grazel is the perfect playground for net fans! Like an air of Brittany, but with the added bonus of sunshine!

Adapted and supervised swimming area, toilets, parking and shops nearby, pedestrian paths, playground… It’s all there!

The shops of La Franqui

The Coussoules beach

Se sentir seul au monde sur une plage de Méditerranée en plein été ? C’est possible ici ! La plage des Coussoules est large de 400m. Plage totalement nature mais surveillée, espace protégée Natura 2000, c’est la plage des amoureux de calme, de décors de carte postale. Tenez-vous prêt à un immense sentiment de liberté !

Feeling alone in the world on a Mediterranean beach in the summer? It is possible here! The Coussoules beach is 400m wide. It is a totally natural beach with lifeguard surveillance, a Natura 2000 protected area, and is the beach for those who love peace and quiet and postcard-perfect scenery. Get ready for a huge feeling of freedom !

Access is possible from La Franqui along the waterfront or from the Coussoules car park (next to the Camping Domaine Presqu’île La Franqui) further North.

You will share the beach with the kitesurfers, sand yachting or windsurfing, the conditions here are ideal! But don’t worry, the zones are well defined: swimming zone, buffer zone, rolling zone (sand yacht) and sailing zone.

Webcam – Les Coussoules

The Coussoules beach in sliding mode!

Mythical spot of Mondial du Vent, all year round, it’s a meeting place for riders: kitesurfing, windsurfing, foiling and sand yachting glide over the sand or the sea, driven by the Tramontane!

On site KSL located in the former first-aid post, provides security but also guards and transports equipment to the spot.

The Cercle de Voile du Cap Leucate offers rental, training and courses of sand yacht on the spot.