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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    Plage de Carro

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  1. Les Mouettes

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  2. Carro campervan area

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  3. L'Arquet

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  4. The Tamaris

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Where to stay

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.

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…

Un appart comme chez soi
Holiday rental

Un appart comme chez soi

Martigues

2 room apartment of 45 m2, located on the 1st floor of a building (10 steps). Composed of an equipped US kitchen, living room, bathroom, independent toilet, a room. All comfort: air conditioning, electric shutters, refrigerator + frizzer, dishwasher, washing machine, steam generator, food…

La Source
Campsite

La Source

Martigues

3 star campsite ideally located on the Côte Bleue between Martigues and Sausset-les-Pins. Discover the charms of the Mediterranean, its creeks and nautical activities in a calm and family atmosphere, for holidays cradled by the song of the cicadas. 45 tourist pitches: 25 chalets, 10 mobile…

La Côte Bleue
Holiday rental

La Côte Bleue

Martigues

Facing the beach of the village of Carro on the Côte Bleue (blue coast), former cottage renovated with its private terrace of 15m² (garden furniture and built barbecue). In the heart of the village, the gite is facing the public parking, at the beach, face to the harbour with the fish market,…

Residence Goélia Cap blue
Resort

Residence Goélia Cap blue

Martigues

Just 200 metres from the sea and the pretty little fishing port of Carro, the 3* Goélia Cap Bleu aparthotel welcomes you in comfortable twinned villas for between 6 and 10 people and apartments for up to 4 people, all equipped with air conditioning. Facilities include a heated outdoor pool and…

The seagulls
Campsite

The seagulls

Martigues

The peaceful, family-friendly campsite faces the sea and rocky inlets in the heart of an untouched natural landscape. 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…

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
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.

Things to do

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…

La Fabrique à potions
Craftsman

La Fabrique à potions

Martigues

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

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.

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 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"…

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 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…

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,…

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…

Where to eat

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…

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

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…

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…

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 Olive

The Olive

Terroir

Olive oil, olive soap and olives with herbs… A fruit you can't do without!

Lights, Camera, Action! Provence and the Movies

Lights, Camera, Action! Provence and the Movies

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