Plage aux alentours du camping les Peupliers à Canet en Roussillon

La Marina de Canet

In the vicinity of Canet-en-Roussillon

Discover the wonders of the Eastern Pyrenees and the Mediterranean landscape surrounding Marina de Canet...

Located in the south of France at the foot of the Pyrenees and bordered by the Mediterranean sea, Canet-en-Roussillon enjoys an outstanding climate with over 320 days of sunshine a year. The perfect holiday destination!

Get away from the daily grind and hustle and bustle of the city. With its lively tourist culture and seaside location, the area is an appealing option for holidaymakers. There's a whole host of engaging activities on offer that will ensure you have an unforgettable trip. Make the most of your holiday and try out a range of water sports such as kayaking or scuba diving or take part in interesting cultural activities in the town.

The town is characterised by its particularly charming and unusual architecture. There are two main areas:

  • Canet-village: the old village with its narrow streets and castle
  • Canet-plage: the lively, buzzing marina

Enclosed by walls dating back several hundred years, the village is a maze of narrow streets and rows of old buildings that stretch from Saint-Jacques church to the viscount's castle. The area is sure to impress.

Here, you can discover the history behind this ancient stronghold, built to survey and protect the sea with all its treasures and dangers.

The beach

Next to the sea, the vast beach remains one of Canet en Roussillon's major draws; attracting holidaymakers from all over. Just imagine 320 days of sunshine a year and 9 km of gently sloping, fine sandy beaches with beach clubs, beach volleyball courts and more.

The beaches are cleaned on a daily basis. You can also take part in a range of water sports: stand-up paddle board, kite surfing, windsurfing, snorkelling, jet skiing, catamaran sailing, tubing and more.

Marina de Canet has the clear advantage of being located just 400 m from one of these beaches with a shaded footpath leading directly to the seaside. Sardinal beach is supervised by lifeguards between June and September and boasts a beach club called 'Le Swim'. This beach restaurant offers a range of Mediterranean dishes, tapas and fish. There is also a kids' playground.

You can also discover the beautiful marine reserves along the rocky coastline from Collioure to Cerbères with its famous coastal path, just 30 minutes' drive away.

Finally, you can take a boat trip off the Mediterranean coast and go whale watching. A truly unforgettable experience.

Local activities

Canet en Roussillon boasts a mini golf course overlooking the sea. There are two fun courses located in a cool and leafy setting. If you want a snack, there are iced drinks, crepes, ice creams and salads available for purchase (dependent on season).

Animal lovers will enjoy visiting the aquarium in Canet en Roussillon which is set to be entirely renovated this year.

But there is also the Arlette Franco Swimming Centre which comprises:

  • The Europa swimming pool: a 50 x 21 m open-air, heated Olympic pool with a depth of 2 m.
  • The H. Sérandour swimming pool: a 25 x 21 m indoor heated pool, with a depth ranging from 1 to 2 m.
  • 1 weights room (training courses only).
  • 1 therapy room (training courses only).
  • 1 750-person grand stand

Finally, the town's legendary casino never fails to attract a crowd. Could today be your lucky day?

Markets

During the day and at night you can taste local products and get to know the Catalan producers in the regional markets.

Day markets:

  • Canet Plage Centre Market: at Espace Méditerranée, sea front and ramblas from 8:00 to 13:00.
    All year: Tuesday – Thursday – Saturday and Sunday
  • Canet Port Market: promenade Côte Vermeille from 8:00 to 13:00.
    From june 14th to september 6th, on Fridays.
  • Canet Sud Market : Place Charles Trenet and sea front.
    From Easter to All Saints, on Mondays.
  • Canet Village Market: Espace Georges Brassens in front of the Médiathèque.
    All year, on Wednesdays.

Night markets:

  • Nuit du Baladoir (Craft market): Sea Front – Canet Centre plage - Every night from 8:00pm until midnight
    From June 21st to September 08th.
  • Large Craft and Art Market: Espace Méditerranée, every night from 8:00pm until midnight.
    July and August
  • Artisan Display: Place Charles Trenet, Canet Sud, every Friday from 6:00pm until midnight
    July and August

By bike

Explore the region's many cycle paths. Discover its diverse natural landscapes, from the pond by the beach to the authentic Catalan village of Canet en Roussillon:

  1. Pond cycle path: links St Cyprien and Canet up until the Lido roundabout.
  2. Hauts de Canet cycle path: links Saint Nazaire and Canet. Links the D11and the Mediterannean Way up until Esparrou roundabout.
  3. The Port link cycle path runs from the port to the village along the Las Bigues boulevard.

There are other cycle paths starting in Canet that go to Sainte Marie / Saint Laurent / Rivesaltes / Perpignan. (More information on the website www.voiesvertes.com)

Fishing in the sea

The French region of Languedoc-Roussillon is an outstanding fishing destination with a diverse marine environment and a choice of techniques for those interested in solo or family fishing trips.

Samuel, (Roussillon Fishing) fishing instructor and guide at Rousillon Fishing can help you to discover, learn or perfect your sea fishing technique.

Walks in Roussillon

Our lively region also offers much in the way of cultural, natural and historical activities with:

  • The Château Vicomtal (viscount's castle) in Canet en Rousillon
  • The Mas Larrieu nature reserve in Canet en Rousillon
  • Serrabonne Priory
  • The Palace of the Kings of Majorca in Perpignan
  • Tautavel Prehistory Museum
  • The Cathar castles
  • The Little Yellow Train
  • St Thomas hot springs
  • The Galamus gorges
  • Bouillouses lake
  • Cerbère/ Banyuls natural marine reserve
  • Sigean African reserve (in Aude)

The French region of Languedoc-Roussillon also offers a wide range of outdoor activities.

Fred, an instructor and guide at Deversud, can help you discover the joys of climbing, canyoning and via ferrata in an incredible natural setting.

Discover Spain

You can also make the most of the campsite's proximity to Spain (just 45 km away) to organise some Iberian outings.

What to see: Le Perthus with its array of shops, Figueras and the Dali Museum, PortAventura theme park or even bustling Barcelona.

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