The beaches of Montpellier are amongst the most popular in the region. Some of these beaches, such as l’Espiguette, Le Grand Travers, Maguelone and Les Aresquiers are still unspoiled.
Meanwhile the larger beach town of Le Grau-du-Roi, La Grande Motte and Cap d’Agde is where all the action is, with plenty to do and see. There are also a few more town beaches at Frontignan, Carnon-Plage and Palavas-les-Flots which can be a little bit quieter but are also well serviced.
Further south is the Thau Lagoon, and here you will find a number of pretty fishing towns and villages (Mèze and Bouzigues) and some little beaches such as those at Marseillan-Plage. Also there is the huge length of sandy beach leading down from Sète to Marseillan-Plage.
The nearest beach towns to Montpellier are:
- Palavas Les Flots
- La Grande Motte
- Le Grau du Roi
- Port Camarque
The nearest beach towns to Béziers are:
- Cap d’Agde
- Marseillan plage
- Frontignan plage
- Valras plage