Carro's beach

Martigues - Landscape

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.

The beach is monitored every day from June 29 to August 30, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Car park
  • Free

Information provided by OT Martigues

  • Address

    Avenue René Fouque
    13500 Martigues

  • Phone

    • 04 42 49 03 00

Where to stay

La Bastide des Joncas
Hotel

La Bastide des Joncas

Martigues

La Bastide des Joncas offers 8 apartments and 29 rooms for 2 to 6 people, including 2 bedrooms and 2 gîtes (PRM). The luxury lodgings offer great comfort in summer and winter: 3 T2 with 4 beds including 1 PMR, 1 T2 + with 5 beds and 3 T3 with 6 beds including 1 PMR. The lodges are equipped with…

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.

La Côte Bleue
Holiday rental

La Côte Bleue

Martigues

In the heart of the village, the gîte faces the public car park, the beach, the port with the fish market, and close to the main shops. On one level, the cottage opens via the terrace onto the living room with sofa (140x190cm), flat screen TV. Dining area. Integrated kitchen with electric…

La Restanque Côte Bleue - N° 160101
B&B

La Restanque Côte Bleue - N° 160101

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…

Camping Pascalounet
Campsite

Camping Pascalounet

Martigues

Choose a pitch or a shaded or semi-shaded mobile home, opt for rentals with a breathtaking view of the sea, in short, choose at the Pascalounet campsite the vacation of your dreams! Take advantage of fully equipped and comfortable mobile homes and bungalows: kitchen area, wc, bathroom,…

The Tamaris
Campsite

The Tamaris

Martigues

Campsite closed following the Côte Bleue fire - August 04, 2020. The campsite staff can be reached at the same phone number and also by email. Bungalows and mobile homes for hire for 2 to 6 people with terraces and car park. Outdoor pool Mobile homes and motorhomes can use pitches from…

Camping Marius
Campsite

Camping Marius

Martigues

Camping Marius offers you the Charm and Authenticity of a campsite on a human scale. Sheltered from vegetation, pretty chalets or mobile homes, mostly air-conditioned, and pitches surrounded by greenery offer you holidays in complete privacy. Two options for bare pitches: - Nature camping…

Un appart comme chez soi
Holiday rental

Un appart comme chez soi

Martigues

Bed and bathroom linen provided. Wifi access by Airbox to be recharged by you according to your needs.

Les Mouettes
Campsite

Les Mouettes

Martigues

Private access to the sandy beach just 400 metres away and the typical little Port de Tamaris 200 metres away. Bar-Restaurant-Pizzeria with activities and entertainment for adults and children aged 6 to 12 Ideally located near walking trails and attractions in the surrounding area.…

Things to do

Verdon Détente (location matériels de plage)
Nautical leisure

Verdon Détente (location matériels de plage)

Martigues

Verdon relaxation is a partner of the nautical pass: withdraw your Privilege Nautical Offer card entitling you to reductions on certain services or activities. It is delivered free of charge at the Tourist Office, at the La Couronne Tourist Information Office or on the website:…

Le Marin Surf Shop
Nautical leisure

Le Marin Surf Shop

Martigues

Sale of new and used equipment.

V-Loc made in Carro
Outdoor leisure

V-Loc made in Carro

Martigues

V-Loc made in Carro provides you with mountain bikes for adults and children and delivers the bikes to the places you want!

Laurons beach
Landscape

Laurons beach

Martigues

Showers and toilets have been fitted as well as a play area for children. Free parking is available nearby and the beach is signposted in summer to ensure the safety of swimmers from the boats leaving the small port. Its main feature is this picnic area fitted out with tables, benches and…

Couzy Pierre
Craftsman / producer

Couzy Pierre

Martigues

If the wild fauna and often the large African animals represent his work and his life as a frequent traveler, we find in Couzy another sensitivity for small waterfowl and also woodcock.

Plage Rives d'Or
Landscape

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"…

Le petit musée de Carro
Cultural place

Le petit musée de Carro

Martigues

Past activities included stone-masonry, fishing, farming and breeding sheep. The simple daily life of our ancestors, fishermen, stone-masons, peasants and shepherds. We have tried to reproduce this more or less distant past for you. Research revealed objects and documents which recount the…

Water Sports 13, base nautique
Nautical leisure

Water Sports 13, base nautique

Martigues

Partner of the nautical pass: withdraw your Privilege Nautical Offer card entitling you to discounts on certain services or activities. It is delivered free of charge at the tourist and congress office, at the La Couronne tourist information office or on the website: www.martigues-tourisme.com.…

Sainte Croix les pieds dans l'eau
Nautical leisure

Sainte Croix les pieds dans l'eau

Martigues

Sainte Croix les pieds dans l'eau is a partner of the nautical pass: withdraw your "Nautical Offer Privilege card" giving you the right to discounts on certain services or activities. It is delivered free of charge at the Martigues Convention and Visitors Bureau, at the "La Couronne Information…

Where to eat

Côte et Mer
Cuisine de Provence

Côte et Mer

Martigues

On the floor panoramic sight on the sea.

Les terrasses de l'Arquet
Cuisine de Provence

Les terrasses de l'Arquet

Martigues

A breathtaking view overlooking the beach of St. Croix and the horizon offered by the Mediterranean Sea. The restaurant and multipurpose room are open to everyone, not just the residents of the campsite. The room hosts weddings, baptisms and seminars throughout the year.