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.
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 :