Our hosts have been kind enough to give us their pick of the local beaches.
1. Leucat Plage
A wide, sandy Blue Flag beach – usually a lot calmer than this.
2. Serignan Plage
Another lovely Blue Flag beach. Image: H Anderson
3. Cabanes de Fleury
A great beach, plus there’s an “excellent pastry shop and fruiterie” at nearby Salles D’Aude.
4. Racou Plage
A shelving grainy beach on the Vermillion coast, with a view up to the Pyrenées and a short hop to Collioure. Image: Sean Gillies
“Because you are in the middle of Collioure and Collioure is the gem of the ‘Côte Vermeille’. You can swim in the harbour within the shadows of monastic buildings.” Image: Crabchick