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"Sable, mer et vent" Valras-Plage by Klod5

Valras-Plage Travel Guide: 2 reviews and 23 photos

Vous aimez la promenade ou la pêche, déguster fruits de mer et poissons frais, vous préférez vous baigner avec vos enfants en toute sécurité le long de 4 Km de plages dorées, pratiquer le tennis ou le VTT, apprendre les rudiments de la voile ou tout simplement bronzer, vous prélasser à l’ombre d’une terrasse en regardant passer les traditionnelles barques de pêcheurs, tenter votre chance au casino… Valras-plage, station balnéaire familiale et animée, est le lieu privilégié de vos vacances toute l’année.

Whether you enjoy walking or fishing, eating fresh seafood, playing tennis or riding a mountain bike, Valras-Plage is the ideal holiday venue, all year round. It is a lively seaside resort that is great for families and has golden sands that stretch for 4 kilometres. You can bathe safely in the sea with your children, learn the basics of sailing, or just relax and build up your tan. You can lounge in the shade on a café terrace, watching the fishing boats go past, or could even try your luck at the casino.

The 4 km-long beach has every modern facility, particularly in terms of safety. The beach is cleaned daily, to meet the strictest standards. There are some wilder areas to the east, on the left bank of the river Orb. Here, the fauna, flora and sand dunes are protected by the coastal conservation organisation. You can visit this beach by crossing the Orb by ferryboat. A team of organisers ensure that there are plenty of sporting activities on the beach. These include children's games, jogging, gymnastics, volleyball, sandball. Ask our staff for a detailed programme of activities.
Here are a few words of advice to help ensure that everyone has a safe and happy holiday. Before getting into the sea: Check the colour of the flag.
Green : Swimming is allowed (no danger).
Orange : Swimming is dangerous.
Red : Swimming is forbidden.
On the beach : If there is a strong wind, make sure your parasol is well secured. Guard against sunstroke. After spending a long time on the beach, get into the sea slowly to avoid immersion syncope (fainting). For reasons of hygiene and safety, animals, bonfires and vehicles (except for police and rescue vehicles) are forbidden on the beach.

A "tiralo" water armchair is available from mid-June in mid-September at the main first-aid post and at the casino rescue centre for disabled person.
Poste de secours central : Bd Jean Moulin 04 67 32 00 59.

Tél. 06 14 50 58 79
Boarding at the port, 80 metres from the harbour master's office. Across the River Orb: every day from 24/06 to 02/09, from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. and from 1.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Non-stop crossing, market days in Valras, Mondays and Fridays. Round-trip ticket: 2€.

Trip on the River Orb : on request only, in the morning from 10 a.m. to 10.30 a.m., minimum 10 people : 4€ - children: 3€.

  • Last visit to Valras-Plage: Jul 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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