Carro's beach

Martigues - Beach

Carro is a charming little fishing port, still in operation, located just near Martigues. Its fish market attracts people from throughout the region and is a real treat for the eyes and the taste buds!

Situated just a stone's throw from the port, "Plage de Carro" is a fairly small shingle beach, just big enough to accommodate the families and surfers who come here to tackle the waves when the wind is blowing. Like much of the Côte Bleue coast, this is also an excellent diving spot: Carro is particularly renowned for the Baou Tailla quarry lying just under its waves, which experienced divers can explore by passing through a heart-stopping siphon.

The stones from the quarry now offer a perfect habitat for local fauna and it is not uncommon to come across an octopus, lobster or dalmatian discodoris – a charming little mollusc covered with brown spots, reminiscent of a dalmatian's coat.

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    Plage de Carro

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Where to stay

Camping-cars Park La Source, Martigues-La Couronne
Campsite

Camping-cars Park La Source, Martigues-La Couronne

Martigues

9 locations, a few meters from the beaches of Saulce and Ste-Croix. Service area, emptying, supply of water, electricity. Timestamp access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Payment by credit card only. Rates: 24h, 12 euros / 5h + services: 5 euros. Tourist tax: 0.61 euros.

L'Ile Bleue 2
Holiday rental

L'Ile Bleue 2

Martigues

Overlooking the beach of Verdon with beautiful sea and beach views, apartment in a house with 2 rentals. Living room with convertible sofa bed (2 pers.) + Fitted kitchen area. Ch. (Double bed). Shower room + WC. Terrace (8m²) with garden furniture.

Carro CamperVan Area
Campsite

Carro CamperVan Area

Martigues

78 places camper van locations near the beach and the port of Carro.Payment by credit card only, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, limited to 72 hours. Draining area and water distribution. Area equipped with a video surveillance system incorporating a digital recorder. Paying all year round: -…

Beach house
Holiday rental

Beach house

Martigues

At 100 m from the beach of Carro: duplex fully equipped. Garden, terrace with gas barbecue, closed parking. Possibility of hiring at the night minimum 2 nights out of season.

La Restanque Côte Bleue
B&B

La Restanque Côte Bleue

Sausset les Pins

Beautiful villa located on the heights of the village of Sausset-les-Pins, on a hill facing the sea (200m). 3 beds & breakfasts : Cigale bedroom with 1 bed 2 people 140x190cm, shower room / WC. Provencal atmosphere. Camargue bedroom with 1 bed 2 people 140x190cm, shower room / WC. Coquelicot…

The Mas
Campsite

The Mas

Martigues

Enjoy a family holiday on the Côte Bleue on a lovely sandy beach or by the heated swimming pool. Hospitality is a tradition in Provence. At Le Mas campsite it is our profession. Situated on 5.5 hectares of grounds: 151 mobile homes (1 with disabled access) and 52 tent and motorhome pitches.…

Lou Cigalon
Campsite

Lou Cigalon

Martigues

A family-friendly 3* campsite nestled in a cove right by the water and close to Côte Bleue beaches and villages. Modern fully-equipped mobile homes/chalets and pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes for rent. A peaceful, natural environment ideal for a restful holiday with your partner or…

Justine
Holiday rental

Justine

Martigues

Studio with mezzanine located in front of the market. Close to shops and sea. Kitchen / living room. Entrance with sleeping area with 2 bunk beds / 1pers. Shower room, wc. In mezzanine, 1lit / 2pers. Terrassse with garden furniture.

Camping Pascalounet
Campsite

Camping Pascalounet

Martigues

Family friendly campsite located 100 m from the sandy beaches of Saulce and Sainte-Croix. Enjoy mobile homes and bungalows fully equipped and comfortable, and well-defined locations, some of which are shaded. Telephone reception: 9h to 12h and 14h to 18h.

Things to do

Sainte-Croix Beach
Beach

Sainte-Croix Beach

Martigues

Sandy beach of 100 m on 40 m. It is crossed by the coastal path, which includes didactic panels (geology, Chapel of the Holy Cross). Accommodation and restaurants nearby. The beach is supervised the first 2 w-ends of June from 11am to 7pm, then every day from June 15 to September 1, 2019, from…

Le petit musée de Carro
Cultural place

Le petit musée de Carro

Martigues

Two villages in one. La Couronne has the town hall and church and Carro has the port. The beach - stretching between the two - attracts swimmers. Past activities included stone-masonry, fishing, farming and breeding sheep. The simple daily life of our ancestors, fishermen, stone-masons,…

Le Marin
Nautical leisure

Le Marin

Martigues

Location de planche à voile, voile funboard, accessoires, stand up paddle, surf et kayak, vente matériel neuf et occasion.

Laurons beach
Beach

Laurons beach

Martigues

"Plage des Laurons" in Martigues is a pocket-sized beach set next to the port of the same name. Combining shingle and grass, it is situated along the "Sentier du Littoral" coastal footpath and is easily accessible to all. "Plage des Laurons" is attended by a lifeguard until 8 p.m. in summer and…

La Fabrique à potions
Craftsman

La Fabrique à potions

Martigues

La Fabrique propose des bijoux en pierre. Peut accueillir les visiteurs dans son atelier.

Plage Rives d'Or
Beach

Plage Rives d'Or

Sausset les Pins

Plage des Rives d’Or Sausset-les-Pins – a small resort on the Côte Bleue coast -, is part of the "Marine Park": a protected area where fishing and underwater hunting are prohibited. Diving and snorkelling fans will simply adore exploring the crystal-clear waters of "Plage des Rives d’Or"…

Beach of the Verdon
Beach

Beach of the Verdon

Martigues

Sandy Beach.The beach of the Verdon is a beautiful beach of 300m, made of sand and therefore very popular with the inhabitants of Martigues.Protected by a large Cove that shelters it from the wind, it has all the necessary facilities for the family to come. Supervised Beach, sanitary facilities,…

Bonnieu Naturist Beach
Beach

Bonnieu Naturist Beach

Martigues

The "Plage Naturiste de Bonnieu" is located adjacent to Martigues. And as its name implies, birthday suits only are allowed here! Bathers must be members of the "Fédération Française de Naturisme" or register with the Martigues naturist society. To reach the beach, follow directions to Carro…

Beach at La Saulce
Beach

Beach at La Saulce

Martigues

"Plage de la Saulce" is situated at the end of the "Sentier du Littoral" signposted footpath which runs all the way along the pretty Côte Bleue coast. This charming beach of golden sand is attended by a lifeguard in summer and fully fitted out with toilets, showers, bars and restaurants...…

Where to eat

Les Ombrelles
Cuisine de Provence

Les Ombrelles

Martigues

Located just 100 meters from the beach, the restaurant Les Ombrelles enjoys an idyllic setting. The breathtaking view of the Mediterranean, the song of cicadas, the shaded terrace, the radiant sun make it an exceptional place. Total capacity of the establishment of 80 seats: 40 indoors and 40 on…

Les Mouettes
Cuisine de Provence

Les Mouettes

Martigues

Located facing the sea and the creeks, 500 m from the sandy beach. Quiet and family. In July, August: themed evenings every Thursday. Total capacity of the establishment: 220 people - Indoor room: 100 people - Terrace: 120 people

Lola Palooza
Cuisine de Provence

Lola Palooza

Martigues

The restaurant Lola Palooza, glacier and creperie will reveal you the charms of the beach of the Verdon, feet in the water, in the shade of the palms. You can discover the Provençal flavors of the Côte Bleue. Pop-rock and salsa party every Wednesday from June to September Total capacity of the…

Le Domus
Cuisine de Provence

Le Domus

Martigues

Total capacity of the establishment: 100 people in the room

La Source
Cuisine de Provence

La Source

Martigues

Restaurant - bar - brasserie located a few meters from the beach of Sainte Croix. On Fridays and Saturdays, SOURCE turns into before. Come to ignite the dance floor. Total capacity of the establishment: 270 people - Indoor room: 90 people - Terrace: 180 people

Le Chalut
Cuisine de Provence

Le Chalut

Martigues

On the blue coast, the restaurant offers a map of shellfish and a bouillabaisse for minimum 2 people, to order 24 hours in advance. Also a traditional cuisine. Total capacity of the establishment: 56 people Two interior rooms. One with a capacity of 40 people, the second with a capacity of 16…

Inspirations

The cicada

The cicada

The sun's rays are warming you through the pine trees, but you will not know if the summer is here until you hear THE CICADAS!

The Thirteen Desserts

The Thirteen Desserts

Celebrating Christmas in Provence with the Thirteen Desserts...

The pizza

The pizza

When a tourist comes to Marseille, one of the first things they have to eat is the local speciality: Pizza!

The accent

The accent

Art de vivre

The accent: our identity

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The best of the destination

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