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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer beach

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France
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California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a pretty, fine sand beach. It was clean and a great place to put our toes in the Mediterranean for the first time. It seemed very family-friendly. The water was chilly but nothing compared to the Pacific ocean off California. There are a couple of outdoor showers for sand, but we did not see any bathrooms. Parking was... More

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Great Meadows, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The beach is well cared for. There are opportunities for boating and fishing. The town is designed for capturing tourists money, but still has a decent somewhat authentic atmosphere. The town can't detract from the unusual scenery and birds, including the famous flamingoes. There is a protected regional park nearby, but it is difficult to visit.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We went to the Camargue on a trip Riviera Travel and what a beautiful little place Saintes-Marties-de-la-Mer is. We only spent a couple of hours in the area before travelling on but could have spent at least half a day - very very picturesque and a lovely beach area.

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This is a beautiful sand beach that is worth allowing your bare feet to experience. The small shops in town are varied and worth a look. We had a drink outside at one of the beachside restaurants that was well worth the view .

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Mumbles, Wales
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

While staying in Saint-Remy-de-Provence we decided to go on the flamingo trail. The tourist office directed us to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and the drive took us through some beautiful countryside. Saintes- Maries was well worth a visit as it had the look of a Mexican town about it and the beaches looked fabulous. Late September, however, wasn't quite the time for spending... More

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elgin, il
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The beach is beautiful, wide and sandy. Although there were lots of people, it was not too crowded because it is so wide. This place is known for the strong winds that blow, but was not bad the day we were here. Unfortunately, the toilet facility by the beach was dirty and disgusting. The town has lots of restuarants, but... More

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elland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

i visited saintes maries de la mer way back in 1973 has a 18yr old hitchicker. we stayed there for about 5 days having been kicked out of marseille for vagrancy! even back then the beaches were amazing and we actually slept on the beach along with other hickers from different countries. i will always remember the dirges in the... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

At Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer you will find beautiful sandy beaches which are parted with big rocks. There are beaches on the left as well as on the right side of the harbor.

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Lustenau, Austria
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

When we visited the south of France we had the chance to spend some time in this location and we were positively surprised. The beach was very clean, easy to reach since there was plenty of parking space (free) wide walkways and also bike trails. They start by the port and stretch for many miles. The cost is deviled in... More

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Geneva
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Loved the beach, not at all touristic, very simple, family oriented, clean. Children and families were running around, laughing playing. You can just be yourself. We had such a wonderful time. The sand is soft and lovely.

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