A traditional town of winemakers and fishermen, Leucate is located in the south of France, in the Occitania region. The region is extremely well located on the Mediterranean coast, at the foot of the Canigou mountains, with beaches as far as the eye can see and beautiful natural scenery. In short, it’s the ideal place to spend a holiday with family or close friends.
If you’re coming for the beach and the sea, you will love the diverse coastlines of Leucate. In fact, there are 8 gorgeous beaches in the area, covering approximately 18 km. You can choose between Les Coussoules, La Plagette, La Franqui, Mouret, Leucate Beach, Port Leucate, the naturalist area or the Aqualand beach. The width depends on the location, but the beaches can be up to 400 meters wide at places like La Franqui or the beach of Coussoules, whereas at La Plagette they are only a few meters wide, as the beach backs up to the Leucate Beach cliff. If you enjoy watching the sunrise or sunset, there is nothing better than stopping by the beach and watching while lying in the sand. And if you love water sports, you can also kitesurf, windsurf, or land sail in La Franqui.
Part of the Narbonnaise Regional Natural Park, Leucate is known for its diverse landscapes, including saltwater lakes, port basins, lakes, cliffs, and the rich biodiversity that lives there. It is also a very interesting place to stay out in nature and go hiking. There are several walking trails, including the winemaker’s trail, the fisherman’s trail, the shepherd’s trail and the watchman’s trail.
The town of Leucate also has a rich history and unique heritage, beginning during the Middle Ages, and continuing through the Renaissance. The Castle of Leucate was used for five long centuries to observe enemies, guarding the border between Aragon and the kingdoms of France.
The town is full of interesting little corners that are worth a detour, including Port Leucate, the naturalist village, the Canal du Midi, etc.
How to get to Leucate from La Palme?
The La Palme Campsite is located a few minutes from Port Leucate. It is one of the best ways to discover Leucate and also enjoy the services provided at the campsite, such as the heated pool. To accommodate you, La Palme has a wide range of comfortable options for an unforgettable trip with your partner, family, or friends. During your stay, you can also go explore Leucate, with its pretty beaches, beautiful facades, dreamy landscapes, and historical monuments and heritage, which make this town one of the best destinations in France.