Beach near Montpellier?

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  1. Photo4x4

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    Hello, we (SWMBO and me) are currently parked up in a campsite about 30 kilometres north of Montpellier. Does anyone know of a fairly nearby location where we can park by a beach or seafront for a couple of hours so we can dip our toes in The Med?

    We failed dismally to find a nice coastal spot yesterday.

    Thanks.

    KH
     
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    Nice aires at dropped pin you can park right by the beach, they collect money in the mornings. Swam there in summer, lovely. Probably park near for nothing. image.png image.jpeg
     
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    Try Sainte Marie De La Mer it's a nice spot and there is campsite on the beach
     
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    Aigues- Mortes great to visit for a wander and ornithological park near Saintes-maries de la Mare too if you pass and haven't already been / seen all the flamingoes.
     
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    Brilliant thanks, just what I wanted and we can see the flamingos as well.

    Thanks for your help. I have programmed my Sat nav ready for tomorrow.

    KH
     
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    Sainte Marie is a great call, motor home friendly, we had a great week in June
     
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    Another vote for Sanite Marie, there are 5 Aires there, we like the wild one on the beach at the east end of town, that is where the photo in my avatar was taken. A bit expensive €10, but great location.
     
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    Another vote for Sanite Marie, there are 5 Aires there, we like the wild one on the beach at the east end of town, that is where the photo in my avatar was taken. A bit expensive €10, but great location.
     
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    Brilliant aire thanks. Great location for sea and town. We managed our paddle in The Med.

    Thanks again.

    KH
     
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    looks like I've seen this a little late for you, but if you are sticking around that bit of the coast Valras Plage is a nice place with an Aire about ten minutes walk from the town centre, and a free water/disposal point.

    It has a great fishmarket too, simply the best, You have no idea how much I regretted my iffy fridge when we were there!
     
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    Now Now. A visitor to these pages may not see your small print at the bottom, so for wary visitors, here are the salient points of the article

    Hmm, the maximum claimable under the insurance :eek:

    Hmm, the maximum claimable under the insurance :eek:

     
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    pleased to hear you liked it. Which aire did you stay on?
     
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    First on the left outside the town. It was very large and on Sunday was about half full, French families mainly. Most left on the evening so there were about 25 vans that stayed the night. It was nice and peaceful after dark and felt very safe.

    One mean sod left at 07.55 hours just before the chap came to collect the money (€12). The service point is excellent and big enough for about 6 vans. I tell you I have stayed on far worse campsites for a lot more money.

    There was a van with a load of gas bottles on board came in for a while after dark, but after the hissing sound I don't remember anything until I woke up the next morning! :)

    All our money and possessions were still there so I guess he was just practicing...

    KH
     
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