Plage de l'Espiguette: a natural area in Grau-du-Roi

The Espiguette beach is unique in Europe and is located at Grau-du-Roi, south of Port Camargue in the Gard département (30). It is characterized by a succession of white dunes in a wild, unspoilt setting.
This sublime sandy beach is the jewel in the crown of the Camargue gardoise. With its 10 km of sand and the quality of its bathing water, the Espiguette beach stands out as the largest and most beautiful beach in the northern Mediterranean basin.
Easy to reach, this Camargue site is just 10 minutes from the town center, near your Grau-du-Roi Les Jardins de Tivoli campsite. A change of scenery and escape guaranteed for your vacation in the Camargue!

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The Espiguette beach: a protected area south of Port-Camargue

An immense beach of fine sand, the Espiguette beach embodies a system of white dunes 10 km long, free of any construction and up to 12 m high. These 534 natural hectares have been part of the Grand site de la Camargue gardoise since 1998 and classified as a Grand site de France since 2014.
For their preservation, the dunes of the Espiguette beach are closed to the public. A great deal of work has been carried out to ensure their long-term survival, including the installation of ganivelles, wooden footbridges and signage to raise public awareness of their fragility, and the reinforcement of 2 dune cordons.
Extending all the way to the beaches of Saintes-Marie-de-la-Mer, the Espiguette beach is ideal for lovers of sea bathing and authentic open spaces. Bring the whole family and enjoy this unusual environment with its remarkable landscapes. Naturism is authorized on the Espiguette beach in a marked area.

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How do I get to Espiguette beach?

During your stay at our Route de l’Espiguette campsite in Le Grau-du-Roi, discover the majestic Espiguette beach.
Les Jardins de Tivoli campsite is an 8-minute drive away. In the area closest to Port Camargue, you’ll find free parking and a first-aid post.

This area remains wild but is very popular.
For an even wilder, more natural setting, continue towards the Espiguette lighthouse. Pay parking is available for €7 a day. You reach the sea by walking 800 meters through the dunes.
At this point, the Espiguette beach is less frequented. You’re sure to find the peace and serenity you’re looking for. Perhaps you’ll catch a glimpse of the pink flamingos?

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Entertainment at Grau-du-Roi near Espiguette beach

Near the Espiguette beach, you’ll find sports activities such as kitesurfing, surfing, windsurfing, paddle, water skiing, jet skiing, boat hire, kayaking and canoeing. For a unique experience, opt for a horseback ride along the Espiguette beach during your stay. Two hours of exploration will allow you to appreciate the natural beauty of the Camargue, crossing the plain and the marsh.

If you’re passionate about the history and culture of the Camargue Gardoise, let yourself be seduced by a 4×4 safari along the Espiguette beach. Accompanied by a tour guide, discover breathtaking landscapes for total immersion.

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Espiguette beach: discover the Espiguette lighthouse

Close to Les Jardins de Tivoli campsite is the Espiguette lighthouse. For 150 years, from the top of its 27 meters, this emblematic lighthouse of the Camargue gardoise has dominated the sea, the fishing port and, of course, the espiguette beach.
Since 2012, this square, black monument has been listed as a historical monument. Access is therefore regulated. Originally built 150 meters from the sea, the Espiguette lighthouse is now 700 meters from the shore. This retreat is caused by the movement of ocean currents, which bring sand back along the coast.
Temporarily closed, the Espiguette lighthouse reopened in 2023. An unmissable opportunity to climb to the very top of the building and admire a 360° panoramic view from its summit.
During your camping vacation in Grau-du-Roi, brighten up one of your afternoons by organizing a family outing to the Espiguette lighthouse. The commune of Grau-du-Roi is the instigator of a major project to install wooden decking on the dune. This will allow easy public access to the lighthouse from the Baronnets parking lot, while protecting the dune.

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Your vacation at the Route de l’Espiguette campsite in Grau-du-Roi

If you’re looking for a vacation at a campsite by the sea in Grau-du-Roi, you’ve come to the right place! Les Jardins de Tivoli campsite welcomes you from May to September, south of Port Camargue, in a remarkable setting with direct access to the beach.
In a tent, mobile home, camper van or chalet, every comfort is available to guarantee a vacation that lives up to your expectations.
As a family, you’ll enjoy the many activities organized by our entertainment teams. Looking for adventure?
Book your camping holiday now!

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