Beaches in Leucate

8 beaches in Leucate for a holiday by the sea in the south of France

The five entities of Leucate share 18 Km of sandy coastline. The width varies from 400 m (Coussoules in La Franqui) to a few meters (the sheltered strip of beach at the foot of the cliff of Leucate Plage). It’s Exposure due east allows the brave or the night-owls to admire fabulous sunrises.

The lake of Leucate also has a few small cosy beaches but in contrast with the sea, the water is very shallow & warm. Fans of late-afternoon strolls, on holiday in Leucate, can revel in magnificent sunsets on the background of the Canigou and the Corbières. That alone is worth the trip.

Les Coussoules

A unique, protected nature site on the coast. Its particular sand unrolls itself as a golden carpet for the sand yachting fans, whom will discover a small paradise here.
Every year this immense wild beach attracts more and more visitors in search of the feeling of freedom that it provides.

La Franqui

The 4th most beautiful beach in France, nestled at the foot of the cliff under the pine trees, it impresses with its retro charmed family feel.
Every year
Mondial du vent and various other surfing competitions take place here where the greatest champions of kite surfing, windsurfing and sand yachting come to play with the wind !

La Plagette

At the foot of the cliff below the semaphore is a little inlet with turquoise waters which is accessed by a steep path.
For all lovers of peace and nature!

Leucate Plage

This is the main beach, ideal for a family holiday !
The only coastal beach sheltered from the north wind, it extends from the cliff and its popular Plagette, all the way to the oyster farms and naturist villages.
The sand from this beach is the worldwide recognised standard of measurement.
Beach club :
Les Dauphins


Between Leucate Plage and the estuary, there is a nature reserve, without construction, where once again, beauty rhymes with freedom.
Enjoy time out for a weekend or longer to enjoy the backdrop of dunes and fencing.
Beach clubs :
Le Poulpe , Chez Biquet Les Pilotis

Naturist Area

The beaches in this area are located between the estuary and the jetties of Port Leucate.
They are of course available only to naturists, residents or visitor. Strict dress code mandatory !

Port Leucate

This beach, surprising for its size, seems endless. On one side you can see the distant semaphore of Leucate and on the other side the Lydia, the famous stranded boat. You’ll love the views when strolling along the seafront or the Pier!
Beach clubs :
Les Dauphins de Port Leucate , Le Dix Vins

Aqualand Beach

This is Port Leucate’s most southern beach, just next to Le Barcarès, opposite the Casino, Water Park and fairground.
Beach club and parking close by make it an ideal beach for families !
Beach clubs :
Le Sky Club , Le Baobab


Leucate beaches are protected areas. Supervised areas are prohibited to our four-legged friends...

Tourism adapted to disability

3 lifeguard huts in Leucate are equipped with a Tiralo, a device that takes people with mobility impairment to the shoreline.