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Beaches practical guide

Here are our tips for a great day at the beach in Leucate! Where to park? Are there any toilets nearby? How is it with safety and accessibility? And with children, which beaches are the most suitable? And Raymond, your four-legged friend, can he come too?

You need to prepare a picnic or buy sandwiches? Are you missing a parasol, armbands or a unicorn buoy for your little one? You can also find the list of shops near the beaches.

Leucate beach map

Which beach for today ?

Access, parking…

At Leucate Plage, Port Leucate and La Franqui you will find free parking facilities, just a stone’s throw from the beach.

As the seafront of Port Leucate is only reserved for pedestrians, the car parks are slightly set back from the beach but still at a very reasonable distance and accessible by pedestrian routes.

Getting to the beach in Leucate

Safety, supervised beaches, toilets...

There are 9 first aid posts in Leucate, open in July and August: 4 in Port Leucate, 1 in the naturist villages, 2 in Leucate Plage and 2 in La Franqui.

For an easy access to the lifeguard shacks there are beach access mats and near each rescue station you will find accessible toilets.

If you have a small problem, need information or have an emergency, you will find here the list of telephone numbers of the first aid stations.

Kid-friendly beaches

Beach with the family, with the crew, with friends… welcome to paradise! All summer long, sports activities are organised on the beaches of Leucate (beach volleyball, biathlon, beach tennis…).

For swimming, the beaches of Leucate offer a gentle slope!

For the little ones, there are playgrounds on the seafronts (La Franqui, Leucate Plage) and a kids’ club to make new friends and have fun!

Top tip: A beach day at La Franqui on the banks of the Grazel (the arm of the lake that flows into the sea)! An endless playground for the children: very little water, a whole range of wildlife to observe…

Beware of Tramontane!


This onshore wind will tend to pull you out to sea. If a buoy or air mattress flies away, do not try to bring it back if the wind is too strong.

Leucate beaches - All the best!
  • "Beach Totems" - Port Leucate

    On the beaches of Port Leucate, in order to help the youngest to find their way back to their parents and avoid them getting lost, the rescue stations are recognisable by a “totem” with an easily memorisable shape and colour: octopus, starfish, crab, turtle…

    How does it work? On your arrival, head to the lifeguard shack to pick up a bracelet corresponding to the nearest totem, which your child can show to the rescuers if he or she ever gets lost, thus facilitating the search.

  • Label Pavillon Bleu "Blue flag"

    Leucate has held this label of high environmental value since 1997 for its beaches and since 1990 for its marina.

    This label rewards the cities and marinas that have a permanent policy of sustainable tourism development.

    The Blue Flag is a guarantee of clean beaches and water quality.

  • Naturism

    Between Leucate Plage and Port Leucate, go to the Naturist Villages of Leucate! 7 independent and entirely naturist villages for beach lovers in total freedom!

    Naturism in Leucate

Accessible beaches ♿️

At Leucate, the beach should be a pleasure for everyone! All beach access to the lifeguard stations* is on a beach access mats that is perfectly accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs.

For disabled people, a “Tiralo” is available at the lifeguard shacks*, during opening hours, to help the access to the sea.

*Except at the Coussoules beach lifeguard station

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Dog-friendly beaches

Are you on holiday with your faithful four-legged friend? And Medor loves swimming and playing in the sand? No problem!

The beaches of Leucate are authorized to dogs outside the supervised areas and the kite zone of the Plage des Coussoules.

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