Sea side Beaches Montpellier Méditerranée

Montpellier France Beaches : Beaches near Montpellier

Although Montpellier is not directly on the sea, the coast is just 11 km from the city centre. This closeness and the diversity of activities available make the seafront an essential part of everyday life for Montpellier inhabitants. Montpellier has a particularly attractive, unspoilt coastline, with many beaches and marinas, ideal for long walks, for paddling, for water sports, or just lazing about with a drink on private beaches.

Best beaches

Here, everyone has their favourite beach, depending on their mood of the moment! The beaches of Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone that offers 3000 hectares of protected nature, Aresquiers (Frontignan), Palavas, Carnon, and as far as Grande-Motte, all have the famous “Blue flag” which certifies the good quality of the water.

The beaches of Petit Travers and Grand Travers, on the superb strip of land between the sea and the lagoons, have been entirely rehabilitated in recent years to preserve their natural and wild character.

Montpellier beaches by tram and bus how to get there?

Villeneuve-les-Maguelone Beach

Departure from “Garcia Lorca” station (accessible by tramway line n°4), then bus n°32 of the TAM network (direction Villeneuve Lès Maguelone), stop “Myosotis” (winter, summer) or stop “Les Moures” (only in summer) . Allow 15 minutes by bus, then 3 km to reach the beaches on foot.

Pérols Carnon Ouest / Les Roquilles Beach

Bus n°606 of the Hérault Transports network from the “Place de France” station (accessible with the tramway line n°1 direction Odysseum). Pedestrian access from the tramway stop. Follow Carnon plage opposite: the nearest beach is Carnon Ouest beach or the Roquilles beach on the right (at the border of Palavas). Allow 10 to 15 minutes on foot.

Visit the TAM or Hérault Transport website for several possibilities to reach the beaches.

Sporty and ecological, come to the beach by bike!
The Vélomagg’ Plage bikes allow you to go to the beach of Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone, by bus then by bike.

Palavas-les-Flots Beach

By tramway and by bus Hérault Transport

Departure from “Garcia Lorca” station (Montpellier) (accessible by tramway line n°4), then Bus n°631 of the Hérault Transport network. Get off at the “Salle bleue” stop, the beach is 10 minutes away on foot.

By tramway and by bus Etang de l’Or

Departure from Montpellier station Tram line 3 direction Pérols, get off at ” L’ étang de l’or “, then Bus n° 1 of the Etang de l’Or network (this bus serves all Palavas). Get off at ” Salle bleue “, the beach is 10 minutes away on foot. Fare 1 trip = 1€.

Carnon (Petit-Travers) & Carnon Plage, La Grande-Motte, le Grau-du-Roi, Aigues-Mortes

Bus n°606 of the Hérault Transport network, leaving from the “Place de France” station (accessible with tramway line n°1 towards Odysseum).

Aresquiers / Frontignan Beach

Take the TER (regional train) to Frontignan station and from there take bus 16 (from the Agglopôle network) to Saint-Eugène station (this stop is only served from May to September).

Villeneuve-les-Maguelone Beach Car parks

Period from 1 November to 31 March
Pilou beach (west beach) : Monday to Friday: 11am to 5pm and weekends: 10am to 5pm
Free parking, Footbridge – free of charge, in use every day

Plage du Prévost (east beach): Free parking

Montpellier beach hotels