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Piemanson Beach in Salin-de-Giraud - France

Information on the Piemanson Beach in Salin-de-Giraud (France)


Description and location of the Piemanson Beach in Salin-de-Giraud (13129)

Map of Piémanson Beach in Arles Salin de Giraud (France)

Our opinion on the Piemanson Beach

Adresse of the Piemanson Beach : Rte de la Mer - D36D 13129 Salin de Giraud

Salin de Giraud’s Piémanson Beach (or Arles Beach) is situated between the mouth of the Rhône and the lighthouse of Beauduc. Reputed to be one of the most untamed beaches of France, it extends for over several kilometres with its Camargue landscapes. During the summer, at the car park, there is a lifeguard station.
Bordered by small dunes and lakes, the site is completely untamed. This beach was, until summer 2015, the largest primitive campsite in France with caravans and cabins which settled on the beach early May to late September. The authorities have condoned this vast camp for many years ... where it was not uncommon to see 4x4 and motorcycles on the sand ...

Since 2016, camping is completely prohibited on the beach. The access has been blocked and a car park has been landscaped. Parking is allowed from 6 am to 22h. Do not try to bring your caravan ... no chance to go on the beach ... the only two buildings on the beach are the lifeguard station and the cabin of the naturist club ...

On the left (towards the Rhone), 1 km from the lifeguard station, the beach becomes naturist (signposted –a small white cabin marks the beginning).

This beach is overcrowded in the summer because its access is via a paved road that stops a few metres from the beach (unlike Beauduc where you have dirt track conditions). From the centre of Salin de Giraud, follow the signs to the beach (11 km from the city centre). Note that, from Port-Saint-Louis, this beach is reached by ferry (allows to cross the Rhone without making a detour - € 5 to cross with a car).

Characteristics of the Piemanson Beach

Type of beach

  • Creek
  • Shade
  • Lawn
  • Pebbles
  • Sand
  • Cement

Equipment on the beach

  • Handicap accessible
  • Swimming pool
  • Kids Club
  • Shower
  • Mattress rental
  • Free parking
  • Payed parking
  • Paddle boats
  • Lifeguards in season
  • Restaurants
  • WC


  • Beach volleyball
  • Nautical Center
  • Sand Yachting
  • Nursery
  • Fishing
  • Nautical sports
  • Surfing
  • Scuba diving
  • Kitesurfing


  • Difficult access
  • Nude beach
  • Wild beach
  • Near city center


  • Barbecues permitted
  • Dogs allowed
  • Smoke-free beach

Photos of the Piemanson Beach

Foto of Piémanson beach in Salin de Giraud - France

View of Piémanson Beach from the nearby car park. On the right, there are lakes and in front, the beach that stretches for as far as eye can see.

Lifeguard on the Piemanson beach in France

In the summer (July and August only), this beach is supervised in the central area of the car park.

Piemanson beach in France

These photos were taken in June 2016, the beach is completely deserted ... last year at the same time, there were hundreds of caravans on the sand ... Towards the mouth of the Rhone (Napoleon Beach in the background), this beach stretches for several kilometres with a nudist area (approximately 1 km from the lifeguard station on the left).

Piemanson and Beauduc beach in France

On the right the beach continues without end. We can see the Faraman lighthouse which is located several kilometers away, then we find the Beauduc lighthouse.

Car park and ponds on the Piémanson beach

In the background, we can see some ponds (and we are in Camargue) and the parking lot is only a few meters from the beach.

Ponds and beach of Piémanson

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