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
  • Website

Where to stay

The Mas
Campsite

The Mas

Martigues

Situated on 5.5 hectares of grounds: 151 mobile homes (1 with disabled access) and 52 tent and motorhome pitches. Telephone lines open: July and August from 8am to 8pm, March and October from 9am to middy and 2pm to 6pm, April-May-June-September from 9am to midday and 2pm to 7pm. Pets are…

La Source
Campsite

La Source

Martigues

3 star campsite ideally located on the Côte Bleue between Martigues and Sausset-les-Pins. Telephone reception: Monday to Sunday from 8h to 12h30 and from 15h to 19h30

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.

Solaris
Holiday rental

Solaris

Martigues

Upstairs with a shaded terrace with garden furniture, this cottage offers a living room and kitchen (dishwasher, oven, microwave, stove, washing machine), flat screen TV. 2 bedrooms, 1 double bed (140x190) and 2 bunk beds (90x190) overlooking the garden of the popriétaires at the back of the…

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…

L'Arquet
Campsite

L'Arquet

Martigues

4* campsite in a pine forest just 300 metres from beaches and inlets. The campsite has 80 mobile homes (2 with disabled access) and pitches for motorhomes and tents. Enjoy the refreshing swimming pool with paddling pool and a stunning view over the open sea. This is the south! Discover the…

Maison Evrard
Holiday rental

Maison Evrard

Sausset-les-Pins

Construction récente en 1er étage, 1 chambre, coin cuisine tout bien équipé, TV, à 300 m de la mer et 1 km de centre-ville et parking, sans animaux et non fumeur. Classement 1 étoile.

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…

Cabiac
Holiday rental

Cabiac

Martigues

T2 apartment fully equipped and air conditioned with a large living room, a bedroom with a double bed and two single bunk beds, close to shops and parking in front of the apartment.

Things to do

Sainte-Croix Beach
Landscape

Sainte-Croix Beach

Martigues

The beach is monitored the first weekend in June from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., then every day from June 13 to August 30, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Emergency station: (+33)4 42 80 72 87. Blind guide dogs are accepted.

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…

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"…

Bonnieu Naturist Beach
Landscape

Bonnieu Naturist Beach

Martigues

I am not a naturist but I would like to try: via the invitation of a person who is a member of the MNS association, you can try naturism 2 times maximum at the rate of 5 euros per day and per person (a receipt will be issued to you ). Bonnieu naturist beach is located near Martigues. Modest…

Laurons beach
Landscape

Laurons beach

Martigues

"Plage des Laurons" is attended by a lifeguard until 8 p.m. in summer and is also fitted out with showers, toilets and a children's play area. A free car park is available nearby and the bathing area is marked out with buoys in summer to protect bathers from boats exiting from the little port.…

Beach at La Saulce
Landscape

Beach at La Saulce

Martigues

Standing just above the creek, Chapelle de Sainte Croix appears to be standing guard over the bathers. Built in memory of Saint Mary Magdalene who is said to have moored on these shores with the first Christians chased from Palestine, this little chapel harbours a genuine fragment of the Christ's…

La Fabrique à potions
Craftsman / producer

La Fabrique à potions

Martigues

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

Beach of the Verdon
Landscape

Beach of the Verdon

Martigues

Supervised Beach, sanitary facilities, bars and restaurants nearby.The little more of the beach of Verdon, it is the pedalos that allow water rides to admire the scenery from the sea.Bathing aid for people with disabilities: -The tiralo is not a boat but a bathing aidused with a companion. It…

Where to eat

Les terrasses de l'Arquet (restaurant du camping L'Arquet-Côte bleue)
Cuisine de Provence

Les terrasses de l'Arquet (restaurant du camping L'Arquet-Côte bleue)

Martigues

Provencal cuisine, pizzeria and ice cream. A breathtaking view overlooking the beach of St. Croix and the horizon offered by the Mediterranean Sea. Capacity: 100 seats inside / 140 seats on the terrace. The restaurant and multipurpose room are open to everyone, not just the residents of the…

Côte et Mer
Cuisine de Provence

Côte et Mer

Martigues

Located near the port of Carro, next to the sale of the day's catch. On the floor panoramic sight on the sea. Total capacity of the establishment: 68 people - Downstairs room: 50 people - Top room: 18 people