This is a very beautiful sandy beach, almost six kilometres long, located west of the mouth of the Grande Rhone. It is accessed through Salin-de-Giraud and the car park is free. It is a long beach, with clumps of rare plants. There is nothing, no hotels, restaurant or shops at less than ten kilometres from the village of Saline of Giraud, just a hut serving chips, the ice-cream van and the fire station for the safety of bathers. It is known for its sea kayaking. A kilometre away to the left it becomes a nudist beach, and it's official, from the panel saying « Ici on vit nus » (here we live naked) to the mouth of Rhône.
Difficult to access: from Arles take the D36 towards Saline-de-Giraud. A few kilometers before the village turn off towards « Bélugue » and then continue straight until you reach a dirt track which carries on for approximately ten kilometres before reaching Beauduc. It is at the world's end: seven kilometers of fine sand, forgotten by time and maps.
Conditions for access:
- A gate prevents vehicles large over 2.10m to access the site.
- No access to quads or motor cross.
- The forefront of Beauduc (see map) is forbidden to motor vehicles.
- The central beach is for swimming and boating only.
Consulter la foire aux questions (FAQ) 2015
Beauduc est un site naturel situé au sud-est de la Camargue à cheval sur les communes d’Arles et des Saintes maries de la mer. Il appartient en majorité au Conservatoire du Littoral, la bande littorale relevant par contre du domaine public maritime administré par l’Etat.
These beaches have became some of the most beautiful spots for kite-surfing in the south of France. It is the ideal place to learn how to kite-surf. Once there you can book lessons with the kite-surfing school :