Plage de Piémanson (Plage d’Arles)

Plage de Piémanson - France
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This remote beach lies on the edge of the Camargue wetlands at the mouth of the River Rhone. Backed by the salt marshes of Salin-de-Giraud this area really is somewhat cut off from civilisation. Access is limited by the wetlands to one side and the river to the other, with the nearest crossing point, a ferry, some 10km upstream.

Given it’s seclusion and the near-10 kilometre stretch of sand there is no chance of it getting too busy here. Yet the beach is surprisingly popular, and this is for a couple of reasons.

The first is because the car park (which extends onto the beach itself) is something of an unofficial campsite which is usually full of campervans and motorhomes. 

The other reason is that a good sized portion of the beach is an officially designated nudist beach. The de facto headquarters of the Naturist Club Camargue Soleil, the well signed nude beach is one of the best known and longest established on the coast. The naturist area is located on the eastern end of the beach - towards the rivermouth.

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Also known as:

Plage d’Arles


Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed on a lead

Nudist/naturist beach



  • Swimming/bathing
  • Kite surfing


  • Cafe/restaurant

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Current weather (Sat Dec 9th 16:00)


11.3°C / 52°F

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