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“singing dirges in the dark!”

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer beach
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

i visited saintes maries de la mer way back in 1973 has a 18yr old hitchicker. we stayed there for about 5 days having been kicked out of marseille for vagrancy! even back then the beaches were amazing and we actually slept on the beach along with other hickers from different countries. i will always remember the dirges in the dark around a camp fire at night singing along to guys with there acoustic guitars. i also remember rodeos ( are they still there?) and the local gendarmerie coming rd and checking our passports every night! In 1976 the childrens tv magazine programme Magpie went there on their summer vacation i remember them showing the horses running on the beach. wonderfull memories and i have always wanted to go back. andy in england

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Reviewed 6 September 2013

At Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer you will find beautiful sandy beaches which are parted with big rocks.
There are beaches on the left as well as on the right side of the harbor.

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Reviewed 29 August 2013

When we visited the south of France we had the chance to spend some time in this location and we were positively surprised. The beach was very clean, easy to reach since there was plenty of parking space (free) wide walkways and also bike trails. They start by the port and stretch for many miles. The cost is deviled in small beaches and there are little restaurants in almost all of them with food, drinks, chairs and umbrellas. We brought our own since we were not sure there would be any available. There were also little carts that sold ice cream, cold drinks and small snacks. The sand was fine and the waves were not too big. The perfect spot for little kids. There are public showers near the parking lot, but in our section they didn't work the first day but were fixed the following day. The town is also very well prepared for tourism with a lot of restaurants of all kinds.

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Reviewed 22 August 2013

Loved the beach, not at all touristic, very simple, family oriented, clean. Children and families were running around, laughing playing. You can just be yourself. We had such a wonderful time. The sand is soft and lovely.

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Reviewed 13 August 2013

We rented bikes and went riding along the coast for over 6hrs -- the weather was great, we highly recommend heading west when facing the sea, there are many different trails through the swamps, perfect for bird and nature watching. the main trail that goes along the beach will take you to the dunes and the "Etang de Beauduc" and the beach.

Really nice place for a picnic and a swim ))

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