Gruissan has one of the largest yacht marinas along the Languedoc coastline and boasts that it is one of the few places where you can moor your boat only a few steps away from a restaurant! The village is in the typical ‘circulade’ style, spiralling around the central church like a snail. It is almost completely surrounded by water with a lagoon to the north and the Mediterranean to the south.
This watery paradise is a haven for birdlife with cranes, storks, terns, flamingos and many other varieties clearly visible against the stunning blue sky. There are loads of walks and cycle tracks around the town, some long, some quite short but none of them particularly taxing. You will find endless water activities along the beach, aimed at the novice and the more experienced. Gruissan makes a great holiday venue for kids and families.
Nearby Narbonne is definitily worth a visit for its rich history, beautiful architecture and its markets. This is also an oustanding place for restaurants, bars and some shopping. If you want to hit the beach Narbonne Plage is a great option!