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Great beach

Great beach, able to park even in August free of charge. Toilet facilities, along with shower... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
Trish P
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Nice but no golden sand

Easy parking, nice beach with facilities but not golden sandy - course sand ( which is handy for... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Rondy99
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Le Racou, 66700, Argeles-sur-Mer, France
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Easy parking, nice beach with facilities but not golden sandy - course sand ( which is handy for towels!) Nice restaurants nearby.

1  Thank Rondy99
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Funky laid back vibe. Huge difference to the busy Argeles-sur-Mer PLAGE. Off the beaten track with free parking nearby

Thank cces2
Reviewed 25 September 2017

It's lovely here, yes there's no slot machines, sunbeds etc, go along the coast for that. Yes it can get windy it's the tramontane which starts from 2pm, but everywhere gets that. A scattering of beach bungalows and a few low key restaurants - free...More

1  Thank MistyCat_8
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Great beach, able to park even in August free of charge. Toilet facilities, along with shower, lifeguard station. Not too crowded, family atmosphere. Lovely backdrop of hills. Food and snacks together with beach supplies on road near beach. Water clear and sand clean. Did get...More

2  Thank Trish P
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We have been coming here for 10 years, only a short drive from our flat in Collioure. Reading some of the reviews people have said it is Stony and not sand they must be confused with another beach! As it is a most beautiful sandy...More

3  Thank nickleby68
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Racou has a great beach and a quaint bohemian atmosphere Several small bars and cafes line the main street The beach shelves very quickly and just under the waterline it is rather stoney but the best part of the is near the rocky outcrops as...More

Thank HenryHull
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Loved this place when we stayed at Bois de Val Marie some 14 years ago, came back for a nostalgic look and still love this place. No it isn't sandy, yes it is pebbly, but that's the point, no annoying sand in shoes and on...More

1  Thank AlanP905
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Good news is that in late may this place is deserted..if you want quiet, solitude etc its perfect. It is clean and beautiful in a ragged kind of way Bad news its not sandy..more gritty and the incline onto the water at high tide is...More

2  Thank 509Martin
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Me and my girlfriend were here just for a couple hours so we enjoyed the beach. It's really nice and calm, it just feels good to be there

Thank Gabrielaisturiz
Reviewed 27 November 2015

This beach is a lovely place to visit, you can park right behind the beach, with no charge. There is a Lifeguard station with toilets and a runway down to the water, which is perfect for wheelchair users. The beach has quite a slope down...More

Thank Steve W
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