With Argelès-sur-Mer, Collioure, Port-Vendres, Banyuls-sur-Mer and Cerbère, the Mediterranean Pyrenees coast has 5 seaside resorts with large family beaches of fine sand and numerous rocky coves. Choose your favorite beach according to your desires, by discovering it along the water, the roads or from the famous coastal path. Many creeks are accessible from this hiking route and invite you to swim!

330 days of sunshine a year!

OTI PyMed – Isabelle Berga


The village ofElne has its own beach just a few minutes from the historic heart. Nestled in the Mas Larrieu Nature Reserve, ecologically rich and diversified with the double influence of Tech and the Sea, the mixed and wild beach of Bocal du Tech awaits you.
The fine sand over approximately 700 m welcomes textiles on one side and naturists on the southern part, near the beaches of Argelès-sur-Mer.


Seaside resort par excellence, Argelès-sur-Mer offers you 7 km of large sandy beaches, ideal for family activities!
Young and old meet there for a battle of sandcastles, a game of beach ball or lazing around on the tan...

Here, the nautical centers offer you the possibility of taking swimming lessons, renting beach equipment or practicing your favorite pastime: sea kayaking, stand up paddle, towed gear (banana, buoy, sofa, etc.) of the pedalo.

South of the village is the “Racou” with its typical and colorful houses by the sea. Here begins the Cote Vermeille with the magnificent creeks of Porteils and Ouille.

Walk along the Côte Vermeille…

Between Argelès-sur-Mer and Cerbère at the gates of Spain, cross the villages of Collioure, jewel of the Côte Vermeille, Port-Vendres and Banyuls-sur-Mer on the superb coastal path. The latter offers you many possibilities of access to the Mediterranean Sea.


Anse de Paulilles, Port-Vendres

Discover one of the most beautiful beaches on the Catalan rocky coast on the listed site of the same name!
Located in the town of Port-Vendres, in a verdant setting, the cove is surrounded by the famous Banyuls-Collioure vineyard.
With flippers, mask and snorkel, explore the marine fauna and flora of its waters, which adjoin the Cerbère-Banyuls Marine Nature Reserve.

Peyrefite Beach, Cerbere

In the heart of the Cerbère-Banyuls Marine Nature Reserve, a few steps from the village center of Cerbère, this well-sheltered rocky cove is the ideal spot for snorkeling or sea kayaking.

Experience an extraordinary excursion by taking the underwater trail, a few meters of water. Installed in summer, this marked trail allows you to discover the shallow rocky seabed of the Mediterranean. Don't forget to keep your eyes open!

OTI PyMed – Isabelle Berga

Choose between 32 beaches & coves!

We provide you with the “Beaches & Coves in the Mediterranean Pyrenees” map free of charge. You will find those of our territory where access is authorized to the public, as well as various pictograms detailing the characteristics of each of them.

Many beaches and ports in our territory have been awarded “Blue Flag”. This is a label that guarantees exemplary environmental quality. Thus, each year it promotes the municipalities and marinas which permanently carry out a policy of sustainable tourist development.

OTI PyMed – Laurent Lacombe

Bathing water – season 2023

Discover your bathing water in the Côte Vermeille from June 19 to September 15, 2023. You will find the results of 15 beaches which are analyzed daily.

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