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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer beach

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Address: Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France
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+33 4 90 97 82 55
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$75.38*
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Gorgeous Beach!

Entrance to the beach (Plage de l'Est) was less than 5 euros for parking. It a 4km long trail. The gentleman at the gate was very helpful explaining the other drive (Route de... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 23, 2016
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Montreal, Canada
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Victoria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

Very touristy small town and very windy the day we visited, which is typical here for most days of the year. Plenty of shops selling souveniers and places to eat. Watch your pockets and people coming up to you offering you things, always say no and walk away. Nice walk along the beachfront, still quiet cool back in April and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Entrance to the beach (Plage de l'Est) was less than 5 euros for parking. It a 4km long trail. The gentleman at the gate was very helpful explaining the other drive (Route de Cacharel) that we could do as well. We opted to park 1 km further and walk and enjoy the scenery and beach. The beach on the west... More 

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Cape Ann, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

A walk along the beach (reached at the east end) is a sheer delight. Beautiful ocean on one side and marshes on the other. Many horse paths and riders along the way. Nice shore bird watching. Can drive out pretty far before beginning your walk. Or you can rent a bicycle and pedal along. Just lovely.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

The Beach is large and Long. There are everywhere parts where you can have your peace. BUt it`s quite touristic.

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Osmets
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Extensive beach from the little to great Rhone mouths, lots of parking tho the east end is easier. Easy access to the town, restaurants, hotels or horse rides.

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Bedale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

The beaches here are beautifully sandy, shelving gently into the protected swimming areas. There are some windbreaks but it can be exposed to the sea breezes. Plenty of parking and a large election of restaurants in town.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Good swimming here, but the town is a tourist resort with little local influence remaining. Fine if you like a beach holiday with no local atmosphere.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

When visiting the southwest of France, don't miss a stop at this beautiful beach-side town. The beach itself is lovely, white and well-protected. The sand is soft and clean and there's a nice boardwalk that runs the distance of the beach with plenty of trash cans. If you don't want to eat in one of the waterfront restaurants, a quick... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Very nice beach, we suffered mistral winds and that blows you away. There is an undercurrent, be aware of that.

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Sudbury, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Not bad for a Mediterranean beach. Long stretches of well maintained and surprisingly clean sand beaches. Fun with little kids, I'm sure. Depends on what day you show up it can be a small number of people, or it can be packed. During the week we found plenty of free parking nearby, on a Sunday we had to walk for... More 

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