Drove down from Arles early on a Sunday morning. Amazing light over stunning scenery. White horses and black bulls in the fields and marshes all around.
Don't bother going into Stes Maries de la Mer - it is horrible. All tourist tat shops and grotty food places. Choked by cars and tourists. Beach is black sand and very popular. Safe bathing and good for small children.
Go instead to the Bird Park - around 8 euros and suddenly you are in heaven. Lots of lovely paths, benchs, picnic tables, bird hides and lakes/ponds to explore. Flocks of all kinds of birds inc loads of pink flamingoes! One can spend hours here sash from the crowds. More