Secret, unspoilt, sporty or family-friendly, each beach is different… Aude’s beaches offer fine sand and ideal conditions in which to relax, spend some energy or get into party mood! Here are our 5 favourite beaches. Which will be yours?

Gruissan, la plage et ses chalets © Nathalie Bois-ADT de l'Aude

01 Les Chalets GRUISSAN

«“For cinema fans”»

A legendary beach to the region’s inhabitants ! The highly photogenic rows of stilted chalets were immortalised in the film “Betty Blue”. This convivial beach with a vintage feel invites you to enjoy the unique “Gruissan-style” art of living.

Kitesurfer à Leucate, la Franqui ©Office de Tourisme de Leucate

02 La Franqui Leucate-la-Franqui

«For sports lovers»

The cliffs shelter the fine-sand beach of this charming resort with a bohemian, rather old-fashioned atmosphere. La Franqui has become a favourite spot for kitesurfers and windsurfers, especially during the “Mondial du Vent” international competition.
La Palme et sa plage du Rouet ©Carole Esquirol-Office de Tourisme du Grand Narbonne-ADT de l'Aude

03 Le Rouet La Palme

«For explorers»

Hidden behind tall vegetation, the beach seems to go on forever, with natural pools that form mirrors and offer ideal places for young children to paddle!

Fleury, Saint pierre la mer ©Laurie Biral-Office de Tourisme Grand Narbonne

04 Les Cabanes de FleuryFleury d'Aude

«For nature lovers»

Les Cabanes used to be a small fishing hamlet full of reed huts. The unspoilt beaches of this other-worldly paradise are surrounded by garrigue and vineyards.
Leucate et sa plage du Kyklos © Céline Deschamps-ADT de l'Aude

05 Le KyklosPort-Leucate

«For California dreamers»

This beach is ideal if you enjoy walking, cycling or rollerblading on the seafront. You can follow the wooden walkways, past the beach huts to the “Tour-Ponton”, an impressive structure towering above the sea.