Plage de Carro

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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Where to stay

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…

La Restanque
Holiday rental

La Restanque

Martigues

A 2 rooms near the large beach of Verdon. Living room / kitchen (15 m2) equipped. Bedroom with 1 bed (2 pers.), 2 folding bunk beds (1 pers.). Bathroom. Extended terrace of a shady garden (60 m2), electric plancha.

Les Oursinades
Holiday rental

Les Oursinades

Martigues

Small house 300m from the beach of Verdon. On the ground floor: entrance hall with access to the garden, shower room, separate WC. On the first floor: main room with a sofa bed for 2 people. Equipped kitchen, small room with a bed for 2 people (140x190). A room with a bed for 2 people (140x190),…

Chez Manou
B&B

Chez Manou

Martigues

In a wooded park of 5,500 m2, near the beach of the Crown, a traditional stone house of the country: 3 bedrooms in the family home (1 bed 180 + 3 beds 1 place) where Mylène offers a warm welcome .

L'ile Bleue 2
Holiday rental

L'ile Bleue 2

Martigues

Dominant la plage du Verdon avec très belle vue mer et plage,appartement dans une maison comprenant 2 locations. Séjour avec convertible clic-clac (2 pers.) + coin cuisine aménagé et équipé. Ch. (lit 2 pers.). Salle d'eau + WC. Terrasse (8m2) avec salon de jardin.

Pascalounet
Campsite

Pascalounet

Martigues

A fun family-friendly campsite just 100 metres from the La Saulce and Sainte-Croix sandy beaches. Fully equipped comfortable mobile homes and bungalows and bordered pitches, some with shade. Telephone lines open: 9am-12pm/2pm-6pm

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. The dreamy south delights the senses…

Aire de camping-cars de Carro
Campsite

Aire de camping-cars de Carro

Martigues

78 places camper pitches near the beach and the port of Carro. Credit card payment only, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, limited to 72 hours. Drainage area and water distribution. Paying all year: - From January 1st to March 31st and from November 1st to December 31st: 7 euros. - From April 1st…

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.

Things to do

Saint Croix Beach
Beach

Saint 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…

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"…

Plage de Naturiste de Bonnieu
Beach

Plage de Naturiste de Bonnieu

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…

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,…

Plage du Verdon
Beach

Plage du 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,…

Plage de La Saulce
Beach

Plage de 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...…

Plage des Laurons
Beach

Plage des Laurons

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…

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.

La Fabrique à potions
Craftsman

La Fabrique à potions

Martigues

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

Where to eat

Le Domus
Cuisine de Provence

Le Domus

Martigues

Total capacity of the establishment: 100 people in the room

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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The Cagole

The Cagole

Art de vivre

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Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne

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