Going to the beach in Sète


With 12 km of golden sand on a blue background and almost 320 days of sunshine a year, the reputation of the beaches of Sète is well established. They are even one of the major assets of the Thau Archipelago as they offer holidaymakers the choice of enjoying a view of the oyster beds of the Thau lagoon or the Mediterranean Sea. Not to mention that they are served all along by the greenway which links Sète to Marseillan over 12 km. So, don't wait any longer to put on your swimming costume and go to this charming town!
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The beaches of Sète

For a moment of freshness during your holidays in Sète, we suggest that you go to one of the many beaches, with the Blue Flag label, which form this coastal strip, by bike via the greenway, by bus or by car:
  • Lazaret beach (access n°1)
  • Corniche beach (access 4 to 11)
  • plage de la Fontaine (access 12 to 17)
  • Lido beach (accesses 18 to 24)
  • plage de la Baleine (accesses 25 to 48)
  • plage des 3 Digues (access 49 to 62)
  • Jalabert beach (entrances 63 and 64)
  • plage du Castellas (entrances 65 to 72)
  • plage du Vassal (access 73 to 78)
For a little more intimacy or simply to be closer to Mother Nature, we suggest you venture to :
  • La Nau creek
  • La Vigie cove
New in 2023: the natural beach of Jalabert (accesses 63 and 64) becomes a mixed beach (naturism or not).
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Developed beaches

If you are looking for the comfort of a deckchair, the coolness of a parasol or simply a table where you can eat, you will be delighted to learn that the beaches of Sète are equipped, in particular the Lido. 
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Water sports activities

With their proximity to Sète and Marseillan, the Lido beaches are also the ideal place to try your hand at various water sports. 

So, if you want to try kitesurfing, diving, sailing or kayaking during your stay, go to the port of Sète and along the Lido beaches with our various partners.
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The first aid posts 

To make the most of your stay in Sète, 6 first aid posts are available from 10am to 7pm and from mid-June to the beginning of September (depending on the season) on the :
  • Lazaret beach (access n°1)
  • la Fontaine beach (access n°13)
  • Lido beach (access n°22)
  • plage de la Baleine (access n°41)
  • plage des 3 Digues (access n°59)
  • Castellas beach (access n°70)
To find out more about the surveillance periods of each beach, as well as the exact position of the showers and public toilets, we invite you to consult the map below.

Accessible beaches for all

On these same beaches, you will also find walkway mats that will allow people with reduced mobility to enjoy the pleasures of the beach. And to enjoy the joys of swimming, go to the Fountain and Lido beaches, where the aid stations are equipped with Tiralos (swimming wheelchairs).
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My holiday with my dog

If you want to share this cool moment with your dog, we invite you to go to the Vassal beach, accesses 72 and 73. 

After parking in the Castellas public car park, you will find access no. 72 at the bottom of the car park and can share an afternoon of swimming with your dog, only during July and August, from 6am to 6pm.